Monday, May 29, 2006

Let Me Introduce To You...

Dulcinea and Agatha!
The names were chosen by Monkey after much consideration. I have to add that Agatha is only our little blonde goat's first name. Monkey wanted to call her Grunker (???). Then Fatty Grunker (!?!) and finally Sunday morning she settled on Agatha Grunker (which sounds like a great name for a character in a book). Congratulations to Jamie and KW, respectively for the name suggestions. I will be sending you a jar of Strawberry Jelly Jam.
The girls are settling in quite nicely. Yesterday I took them for a browsing walk around the perimeter of the yard. They are quite fun to walk and better behaved than say, Chelsea, on a leash, er, lead rope. They greet us when we go down to the pens and seem to be content. Agatha, who has already been called Aggie, is the leader of the two. She's rather bold and inquisitive. Dulcinea/Dulcie is more timid, but sweet. She's very concerned about the dogs and poultry. She seems at the moment to be following Aggie's lead.
As they checked the goat's records out before I brought them home, it was noted that these two are twins (believe it, or not). Their mother is not Cow Girl, as Erin thought, but Delia. And I had their father's name wrong. It's not Dudley, but Conway. You can see how I'd confuse those two, right?? They turned a year old on May 3.
In other barnyard news, the lucky ducks have their own pen now - complete with pool/day spa, house and grass. As Charlie (yeah, I've decided to use his real name because Big Daddy takes longer to type) puts up the rest of the barnyard fencing, they'll be able to wander out on their own. For now, let's hope they're secure from the bad dogs.
The garden is keeping me busy as well. Cucumbers and beans are coming up. I need to plant more and get my second round of sunflowers in. I've also got to plant melons and pumpkins and get more of the flowers started. I've got a lot of work to do before I can enjoy Memorial Day...


  1. Oh, I realise I can't find your email address....

    Mine's kitchen dot witchery at gmail dot com. Perhaps I could just hit reply then?

  2. Great names! It's good to hear they're settling in so nicely. You're building quite the farm this year. :)

  3. Wow, your blog looks just like my wife's! Well, maybe not exactly like it, but... Anyway, congratulations on the new additions...

  4. Woo hoo! Sweet!!!

  5. I'm in love again! I swear these two are like giant puppies - puppies with udders. I think Dulcinea would crawl up into my lap, if I let her.

  6. Awww, they are so cute! Very pretty little does. I can see I'm going to have to rein myself in when it comes to goat-collecting. :)