Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Sugar Plum Goat Can Fly.....!

For those of you keeping up on the upcoming
FESTIVAL of the SEASON
that I am coordinating 
and of course
THE SUGAR PLUM GOAT
the wings are done!
Yay!

Now, on to the dress!




Thursday, November 22, 2012

Blessings


THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS
TO MY WONDERFUL FARM FRIENDS!

xoxoxo
love,
Mimi
Yellow Dog
Darla
& the Sisterhood of the Goat

And a wee Thanksgiving Story to share from me to you!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Sugar Plum Fairy Will Be Here Soon

Darla's Sugar Plum Fairy crown


Well, it's almost that time of year!
Time for the Yule Tree Lighting!
One of my favorite events that I coordinate for work.
(Oh, who am I kidding?  They are ALL my favorite!  I LOVE event coordinating!)
;)

Seems funny that just a year ago I was scrambling to finish the
and prepare for Darla's Grand Presentation at the Yule event!

Time flies.

And I've made so many, many wonderful goatie friends then and since!

This year, the event will be called
FESTIVAL of the SEASON
and will will focus on as many seasonal celebrations as possible!

One aspect that I'm really looking forward to is the outdoor barnyard animal display.
I am setting up a barn-like tent, complete with empty manger and all our baby animals.
There,  (our version of) the story THE NIGHT THE ANIMALS TALKED will be told by
a goat herder who was allowed to experience the telling of the coming Miracle.

In addition, we will have a Pioneer Family Christmas, a Hanukkah display with stories, gelt and beeswax candles, a make and take Yule log craft for the nipperkins, Darla's Romanian Dancing Capra tradition, historical music, Christmas jazz, a wandering puppeteer storyteller and of course....Santa!

We have invited the community to set up displays of their seasonal celebrations and welcome one and all, each display joining with the next to create a unified Spirit.
It is, after all, the season of Peace on Earth...Good will toward men.

I am no more offended by the way a person celebrates this magical season than I would be over the declaration of his favorite color or choice of socks that day.
I do not believe there is only one right way.
I do not believe that silencing our good wishes to one another is a worthy thing.
I believe, with all my heart, that acceptance of one another is the key to Peace.

Oh, and the Sugar Plum Fairy?
Well, Darla will be appearing in her capra blanket for storytelling......but she DID need something NEW now, didn't she?  ;)

So, off I go to work on those wings and that sugar plum dress!

'Tis the Season!
xox
with love,
Mimi

New Baby Hunter will be appearing in THE NIGHT THE ANIMALS TALKED










Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Dream Come True!

I am pleased and so incredibly humbled to say that
as of today the  SISTERHOOD of the GOAT
has become 300 strong!

My love to Teresa of Eden Hills and Bev from Isobelle the Beautiful Goat....
it would never have happened without you!

I absolutely do not know what I'd do without you both.
xoxo

Here's to sharing and caring......and for the love of goats!

Want to be a Goat Sister?
*Like* us on Facebook-search for Sisterhood of the Goat
or...don't do Facebook?  It's a public link so even though you can't post you can still read what we're up to every day!

Much love,
Mimi & Darla
~


Did you...GOAT...today?


Monday, November 5, 2012

Maaaaing for PEACE

"Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test, consists of its attitude toward those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect, human kind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. 

-- Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being 

*********



HAPPY GOATS MAA FOR PEACE

In solidarity with my Goat Sister, Patty, over at The Maaa of Pricilla,
and indeed, Pricilla herself, I humbly join the colorful gypsy caravan of 
Goats Maaaaing for Peace.

And wouldn't the world be a happier place?

I share then with you my most peaceful and joyful of all
Maaaaing stories.  Enjoy!
SILENT NIGHT

Much love and wishes of PEACE for the Season.

love,
Mimi, Darla and The Sisterhood of the Goat
xox





Sunday, November 4, 2012

Nice......donkey!

So, look what fell out of our new donk-a-donk during the storm!
A baby boy!
I named him Hunter, after the full moon the night he was born.
(If it had been a girl, I would have named her Stormy.)

Here he is a little less than 2 hours old.






So, of course, Mama chose the bottom end of the pasture to have Hunter, and they caused quite a stir with traffic stopping to ooh! and ahhh! and take pics.
Can't imagine why.  Those legs.....that fuzz.....those EYES!

Though I wonder if donkeys ever get tired of the "Nice ass!" joke.........  ;)

But, cute factor aside, it was really time to move to the upper pasture.


Well, you know what they say:
"If the donk-a-donk won't GO to the upper pasture.....bring the donk-a-donk TO the upper pasture!"

Mama Donk didn't want to have any part of being led to the upper pasture today, so........
Farmer decided to do it THIS way!  :)
Mama followed right along!
Now both are snug as donks in a, well......upper pasture!


And, bonus!
I'll  now be able to play Sancho Panza at a moments notice.......


Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to kiss my ass!

xoxo