Saturday, July 11, 2009

Life on the farm...

Sparrow fledgling died. Why can't I keep birds alive? I can keep all manner o' fuzzy and furry and haired things alive.... just not the feathered things.

Well... 'cept our chickens. I keep them alive and they are feathered!
They are hangin' in the goat pen this morning. Thought this was a fun pix to share... along with Spot, our smiling goatie.




(I always hear Pete Puma in my head when Spot is smiling)

7 comments:

Heather said...

When are you going to get a dairy cow? Eggs, goat cheese and milk... it is the only thing missing. Except for bacon, but that might not be worth the stench...

Dedene said...

Spot is cute. Don't beat yourself up over the sparrow. Wild birds are impossible to keep alive.

DebH said...

What a good Sunday morning chuckle..that is a goofy grin!! Hysterical!!

olivia said...

Spot is adorable ... :-)

Foxxy said...

Spot's smile is really cute. He even has gap teeth! As a fellow gap toother it is funny.

Cheryl said...

What cute photos! And I never thought of goats smiling, but why not if Monkeys and dogs (and we) can. But poor sparrow! I remember rescuing a fat little birdie that was hopping around my driveway once. I brought him to the vet because it didn't seem right to me that a baby bird would be doing that unless something was wrong with it. But the vet said all anyone could do was to let nature take care of things, so I just brought him back and put him near the tree I hoped he called home. No idea whatever happened to it unfortunately. Should have given him a worm at least come to think of it.

Shanster said...

Heather - no way! That is why we have the goats... milk on a much smaller scale. I wanted a dairy cow but didn't want the volume of milk and that is when someone said to me, "why don't you get dairy goats?" Famous last words!

Dedene - I'm figuring that out the hard way! :) I'll still try but I won't be too invested.

DebH and Oliva - yes, I love my little smiley goatie! She is hilarious and oh, so, cute all at once!

Foxxy - you have a gap? How cool is that?!

Cheryl - maybe his momma came and fed him? Who can say? When they disappear, you can make up a good, happy ending!