Wednesday, January 11

*greener on the other side?

Why is it that those on one side of a boundary always think the grass is greener on the other side?  Well it is no different for sweet little Nubian goats that live here at Erilyn! All three of them, Neffie, Cleo and Bodie had their sweet little Roman shaped noses through those fence holes seeking out those dried leaves (just like the ones on the side they were on).  These girls eat their grain rations each morning without delay as well as their dried beet pulp.  They are eager to head out the gate after that to get to their Alfalfa hay in the barn yard.    We hope to be breeding Neffie (the black one) sometime this spring.





Lucy, the adorable Delaware Chicken, has no idea why the goats are not showing more of a grateful attitude for what is in their boundaries, she certainly is. NOT.  This photo below was taken early one morning inside the coop before I opened the door to let them out.  Lucy here, is so very guilty of roaming past her given boundaries herself.  In order to keep the chicks safe, we put up boundaries so they would not roam into the barn freely.  Lucy.... the fine Delaware Chicken is notorious for hopping the boundary and getting into the goat stall to find treats for her craw!  



What about you, are there boundaries that you are trying to press through? Speaking of boundaries here is a GREAT book to read, The Hedge of Thorns published by Lamplighter Publishing.  I have read this book many times over and it brings me to tears each time.

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22 comments:

  1. Enjoyed this post about boundaries, Lynnie! And thank you for the recommendation of The Hedge of Thorns. I'll be looking that one up.

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    1. It was originally written in the 1800's and has been rewritten and edited by Lamplighter Publishing, it is a children's story full of teachable moments. It however speaks to the heart of all. I do recommend it, I have it and would be glad to lend it to you via media mail postage which is pretty inexpensive. You can send it back media rate for just a few dollars. Let me know if you want to borrow it. <3

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  2. Love this! I am now a follower. I saw this on White Wolf Summit the Country Garden Showcase of Heidi's...Nice to meet you.
    Dolly

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    1. Thanks Dolly, to you too! Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate that. I hope that what you find here will be of interest to you.

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  3. Hi Lynnie,
    I love this post too. I felt like you saw right through me... hehe. I am working hard to be happy on my side of the fence, but I love your posts!!! Your goats and hens are real beauties and I thank you for giving us a peek into your barn. Have a great week.

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    1. Your welcome, thanks for stopping by Heidi!

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  4. There's not hardly an animal here that doesn't push the boundaries. :-)

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  5. I think they stick their necks out to the other side because they've already devoured what's on their side, and that's why the grass is always greener!

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  6. Even in the animal world, there's a perception that the grass is greener just beyond the fence! Love these adorable photos!

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    1. Yep, it seems so, with ever animal we have here, be it the rabbits, chickens, dog, goats.

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  7. hahaha maybe they just want their necks scratched
    Bridget #5

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    1. Well that is definitely happening! They have to turn their heads sideways to get through the fence, so some scratching is going on. Aren't they adorable?!

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  8. i always wonder if they realize the grass is not always greener on the other side. ha. ha!! so cute. (:

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    1. We never do, so they likely don't either. LOL

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  9. she sure is stretching her neck out!
    sweet critters

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  10. WE always want what we can't have...sometimes! Boundries are a good thing! Nice shots!

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  11. Our animals teach us so much. Right now I'm getting much needed lessons in compassionate caregiving from my ageing and ailing pit bull. It must take a good sense of humor to raise this lot! Excellent photography.

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  12. Your photos and words made me smile!
    Goats and their antics. :)
    Love the shot of the chicken. My Grandma loved chickens. I wish I had learned more from her about them. I can't look at chickens without thinking of her.

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  13. They're just like humans (LOL) !

    Farm Blessings

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