Monday, August 31, 2009

Old goats...


Groups of Americans were traveling by tour bus through Holland. As they stopped at a cheese farm, a young guide led them through the process of cheese making, explaining that goat's milk was used. She showed the group a lovely hillside where many goats were grazing.

'These,' she explained, 'are the older goats put out to pasture when they no longer produce.' She then asked, 'What do you do in America with your old goats?'

A spry old gentleman answered, 'They send us on bus tours!
~~So yesterday's gathering of gals and a few old goats was great. We were kept company by a big herd of cattle that was grazing on the hillside right next to us. They were far more interested in the grass than us, so that was good. And the fence kept us all where we were supposed to be. That was also good. And speaking of critters, a doe with a pair of fawns following her crossed through our front yard yesterday, heading from the water over to the woods. I sure love seeing them. They are welcome any time.
Enjoy your last day of August. Life is good...here in paradise!

7 comments:

Joy said...

Yes, where DID those cows come from? They weren't there when we drove up to the pavilion - I guess they just thought they'd come to the party, too! It was fun, and a lovely cool afternoon to be outside.
I saw a deer cross my driveway one day last week, I always love to see them. Hugs!

ivana said...

Ciao cara Sandy!

I see only rabbits and pheasants, heres, or doves and blackbirds!!!
I think you live in the Paradise!!!!

Ciao!!!

Lois Grebowski said...

Bus tours...
::giggles::

Linda said...

I guess I'm not quite 'old goat' status yet as I've yet to go on a bus tour but give me a few years and I'll see if that changes!

barb said...

bwahahahaha! I think I have been inducted into the Old Goat Club. My body hurts worse and heals slower. Baaaaah!

Sandee said...

Well, I'm not on the bus tours yet, but it can't be far off. Just saying.

Glad you had a wonderful time honey. Have a terrific last day of August. Big hug. :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

take photos of those changing leaves, k??

smiles, bee
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