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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Goats!


Here it is the last day of April and the last of my photos from my trip to Tillamook! After our visit to the quilt museum, we had to walk across the street to see all the goats! The goats were looking for a hand out and came running when we got near the fence. Here's Nancy greeting them. SO exciting for us city girls you know!



Natalie was pulling the long grass and feeding them. She used to work with goats, so she was the experienced on in the group. She had a great story of sleeping with two baby goats, on on each side to  keep them warm, years ago. She's done so many things in her life-I am always amazed to hear another story I have never heard before!

 


Had to get the turkey. You can see there were chickens running around too. I didn't get a picture of the llama.

Years ago, my nephew raised goats in Illinois. His mom brought him out to Portland for a goat convention. I was in hysterics, a goat convention??? Very odd to this city girl. It was so fascinating to see his booklet and hear what he learned every night when they came back home. I sure would be more open to it all now. I do remember him showing me pictures of a goat cart and how they used goats for transportation in the woods. Interesting....

So I looked up some information on goat carts today and it's really interesting. I guess they were really popular in the 1800's and early 1900's for children. Lots of different types of carts...wicker and wooden. I found some fun vintage pictures to share. This first one is from Central Park in NY. Can you see the goat and goat cart in the middle?

I love this fancy cart and wonderful goat! Not sure the young lad wanted his picture taken!


This boy looks quite serious and knows what he's doing. His cart is like a little wagon.


Don't you love this one? Can you imagine taking a goat cart on the White House lawn for a photo shoot today? This was taken in the late 1800's.


This one is so cute. Can't you just hear someone saying to the kids...smile! Even the goat looks like it's smiling, or at least posing for the camera.


This is a cast iron goat and cart toy that I found. Pretty cute, but out of my price range.


I couldn't do this story without remembering Tasha Tudor. She kept goats and I have always loved this pictures. It's one you will often see. Just sweet.


The Tasha Tudor family is now selling boxed goat soap on their family website. I think the packaging is darling.


I have to mention my friend LaVonne in Montana. I need to get a picture of her milking her goats. I thought I had one, but just can't find it this morning. She loves her goats. She has some helpers staying on her property and they have been helping her milk them. I think she's a bit sad as that's something she really enjoys.

This last photo is a great way to recycle an old goat cart. Seems like people are using them for flowers. Great way to say goodbye April and hello May!


7 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Awwwww, love this post. My mom's family had one when she was a little girl, living on a farm near Sandy. It was her job to take care of the goat and she still loves them to this day. Which I suppose is one of the reasons why I love them, too.
I think they have conventions for just about any kind of interest/hobby these days.

Linda Fox said...

I'm back on google+ so that I can comment and hopefully you shouldn't have any trouble on mine now, but still moving to new blog. Love your post about goats.

Micupoftea~ said...

What a delightful post! Boy, life was so different in the 1800's, eh? No fence or security around the White House (that is part of the reason Lincoln was shot- very lax security!) Loved seeing the different carts, Linda. I have no experience with goats, but I guess they are tame enough to pull a cart and not endanger children. Does your friend drink all the milk she gets from the goats? Thx for visiting my blog. I have been gardening lately and hope to post some photos of my little projects soon. Happy Tuesday :)
S

Susan said...

Oh, such a cute post, Linda. Loved the goat cart being used for flowers.

I love goat cheese (chevre), especially on crackers with honey. Or in an asparagus omlette. Mmmm mmmm mmm

Thanks for posting all your adorable photos of goats and goat carts, too.

Where did you find such sweet old-fashioned images? Susan

Suzanne said...

Loved all the pictures!!!!

LaVonne said...

I have a picture I could add to this! I think it's a family picture on Chris's side. I do believe there were people with goats and carts and cameras who went around taking and selling pictures of children with the goats/carts. Traveling salesmen!
Take a look again at the Whitehouse pic. It looks like that dog is only half there! lol
Thanks for this post! I love it.

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful post!