Sagerats has adorable goat pictures on her blog, and I must show them to my eldest daughter! She wants sheep. Stinking sheep. GOATS would be sooooo more practical, but she dreams of sheep–not just counting them, but dreaming of them.
Shes reads Storeys Guide To Raising Sheep over, and over and over again, and has had this fascination for at least a third of her young life! She talks of sheep dip (which she tells me is NOT mint jelly) and the importance of dry lots. She can extol the advantages of one breed over another.
At an age where many childrens knowledge of sheep is limited to Mary had a little Lamb and Baa Baa Black Sheep, this shepherdess-hopeful can tell you all about the importance of tending their hooves.
I keep trying to nudge her toward an interest in goats, as I could visualize raising some goats some daywhen shes a couple years olderwhen Im no longer potty training. (Yes, I know…potty training has been coming up in every one of my blog entries this week. The past two days have gone well! There IS light at the end of the tunnel. Whew!)
I think one of the local goat people has baby goats, and it is time for another goat field trip!.