Have you ever tried to photograph children and goats together?
It's nearly impossible - they never stop moving!
Someone will almost always be blurry because there is always a tremendous amount of running and giggling going on.
Of course, occasionally they stand still... if there is grain involved.
We have a new goat. The girls are calling her Justice. You know, because we already have Liberty... so now we have Liberty and Justice.
She's a Toggenburg. I didn't want a Toggenburg. I wanted a Nubian. But this sweet lady was for sale, and it didn't take long for her to tug on our heartstrings and decide that if she needed a new home, it should be our Forever Home Farm.
She's friendly as all get out, following the girls wherever they go (whether they are holding a grain can or not.) She's almost four years old, and is pregnant and due in January. You know, because if we're going to learn how to raise kids, we might as well do it in the dead of winter up in the mountains.
We're excited to have her.
This also means we will be giving Snickers, our Goat-On-Loan, back to the neighbor, who was kind enough to let us bring her home to keep Liberty company until we found a permanent goat. (This was after learning the hard way - twice - that you really can't just have one goat.)
I'm not sure I ever really wanted goats all that badly... but I gotta tell ya, they sure are tremendous fun. And the smiles they put on the faces of Two Little Girls makes me love them all the more.
Welcome Home, Justice!