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?
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!