Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh dear!  What will I wear?????

Well, THIS sounds like absolutely TOO MUCH FUN!
I can't wait to....attend!
What a lovely and creative thing to do!
I can't wait!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Dear Faithful Blog Readers,
I am always amazed each day as I see how many International Readers I have.
It's so humbling to think that a person has the ability to connect to so many far away places.
I thank you all for taking the time to visit my tiny little world.
Which brings me to my (somewhat selfish) request. 
 My CAPRA and the MAGICAL GOAT BLANKET is nearing an 'end' so that I might have it pieced together and sewn by Yule.  If you haven't yet sent me just a wee scrap (envelope size is fine) then I really wish might consider it.  The energy from this blanket project has been simply magical.  Info is below.  The deadline is October 1.
My humble thanks,


Have you sent your piece of fabric for the

Deadline is October 1st.

I have had SO many fabulous pieces sent from near and far.

To date, the farthest away has been Istanbul! Imagine!

It's truly amazing the energy this project has generated.

I look forward to seeing Darla in this most wondrous of folk blankets.

The link below will get you the project info but all pieces sent in have been photographed and posted on the Goat Borrower blog.

My sincere gratitude to you all........

~Mimi Foxmorton

The Goat Borrower

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Sisterhood of the Goat Creates (and shares!)

Imagine my surprise when I was called to the mail room to pick up a package addressed to me! Inside, I found the most beautiful gypsy tie vest, lovely wool & broach pin and dangly-legged skull pirate!

I can't being to describe the rich quality of this vest. Every quilted stitch is perfectly placed and the whole garment is surprisingly heavy with fabulous fabric. I feel so honored to be gifted with such a treasure.

My sincere thanks to my Goat Sister Sandy from Pa. who thought to bestow upon me such a magical work of art.  I will be wearing it as Violca Mirola, Sea Gypsy come storytelling this Autumn!

Blessings to you, Sandy. How wonderful that we became friends.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mary Janes Farm Magazine


The current edition of MARY JANES FARM magazine features my letter....AND.....Darla's name and blog addy!   

If you have yet to check out this amazingly wrought magazine about all things country related then, please do.
Just a wee peek and you'll be hooked if I know you, my kindred spirit goat sisters!

It's truly a one-of-a-kind magazine!  And full of everything  we love!

Have a lovely and creative day!


ps.  They said my name!  They said my name!  They said my name!
       Ha-ha, Other Goats on my farm who are always butting me hard!  They said my name!
       And they said about my onesies, too!
       love and kisses,         ~ Darla

Monday, September 12, 2011

International Talk Like A Pirate Day Video Release 2011


The Secret's out! you guys might want to check out Foxmorton & Crew in the newly released ITLAPD video!
'Cause, we rock! 
And so do our ever-lovin' mates!  You'll think they're awesome! (Because they ARRRRRRRR!) 

It's right on the front page!

Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day-September 19-Please comply.


From Chumbucket:
It's the "International Talk Like a Pirate Day Drunken Sailor Sing-Along a Go Go!" – edited by Mad Sally and featuring more than 30 separate clips of more than 50 pirates, four rubber chickens, Pandaboy, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and a beer swillin' pig. They come from all over the U.S. – from the Virgin Islands to Seattle, from Los Angeles to upstate New York, with stops all over the country and more than a few surprises! The entire crew of The Pirate Guys LLC – Ol' Chumbucket and Slappy, Mad Sally and a version of Jezebel the Web Wench are all represented. There are professional singers (thank Neptune!) and enthusiastic amateurs, all havin' grand fun with one of the best-known, best-loved sea songs of all time.  

Monday, September 5, 2011


Ahhh.....the Dancing Ballerina Bunny Pirate Vest.........

No goats.  ;)

('The Dancing As Fast As I Can' quote was something my lovely friend Sue recently said about me.)

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Well, so much for Sustainable Living.  lol
Luckily I'm not charged with feeding the masses.

Here be the spoils of my lovingly tended heirloom seeds.
My sweetly named Prudence Purples.
Although I must say they *do* have a purplish streak to them.
And I've decided that Prudence will be a good name for my next goat. (Well, that and I'll need two more goats!  At least!)

Do goats eat tomatoes?

The Box Car Willies and the Mortgage Busters are a bit bigger, and still green.
But I did manage to rescue a fallen pirate and he is now doing a nice job of ripening in his paper bag on the window sill.  I'm not ready to look at the 8 stalks of corn.  But let's just say, the tomatoes are taller. 

I don't think I ever saw the peas.  A book told me to plant them with the corn and they would use the corn to climb on.  Yeah.  I don't know where they went.

And the blueberries?  Year two?  Greened up.  No taller.  No sign of berries.  But green is good.

But I will give kudos to the asparagus.  18 plants of a year 3 growth planted this Spring and I have a lush and lovely ferny patch that Bev says will be asparagus next year.  Maybe.  ;)

Townhouse gardening on a land full of clay is a bit of a challenge.
As is trying to do it all with just one pair of hands.
Of course, I say that every year.
I also always say I'll try harder next year.
And I will.
God willin' and the creek don't rise.