Goats are funny animals. They get into trouble and I swear they know what annoys you, but you have to love that the crazy creatures have a unique family connection. It is precious to watch them as they are inclined to hang out with their mom, or sister or best friend.
Tink and her sister, Wendy are always lounging together in the pasture, and it makes me giggle every time I see them hang together in a herd of 40 animals, so I had to snap this picture to share. These sisters have a special place in my heart. The twins were the first born in the early spring of ’07, when Michael was working day and night building the dairy barn, I was living 2 hours away, and Homestead Farms was just an idea that was just beginning to form. Wendy and Tink were the first of many baby goats I would get to meet, name, and of course feed…4 times a day.
Although farming is hard and monotonous work, it’s these simple daily farm observations that remind me why I love my farm girl life. When I first met Tink and Wendy I had no idea what kind of career I was getting into, but it is the joy those girls gave me that attracted me farming. In days that are so fast paced, it is humbling to be reminded by four legged friends to call your sister and “hang out.”