I hate days like yesterday! Emma was having one of her “seizures” and Baby Moo died – I found her laying right outside the door when I did chores and she was still very warm so I know she had just died. She had gone completely blind and didn’t walk around much. I brought her food and water right to her but yesterday I felt she was breathing with difficulty and was drooling.
Baby Moo came here from Betsy’s several years ago and she was no trouble. She, Charlene and Emma lived with the chickens on the east side of the barn where the rough and tough goats couldnt push them around.
With the weather changing so drastically, the pecking order for getting inside the barn is being established. The 3 Amigoes are not allowed in with the herd – says the herd, not me!- so l lead them into a pen on the south side of the barn. It adjoins the herd pen inside with a gate but the 3 Amigoes go outside through a different small sliding door and then I have to open another outside door so that they can get to the community hay bunk. When it’s cold and windy and someone else sneaks into their pen, they won’t go in so I have to be checking all the time. Yesterday about 3 pm they came to the pen right outside the quilt shop where I was working and started crying for me so I went out and led them to their pen and their sliding door. When they were all safely inside, I closed it so nobody else could get in and bother them. No, Ann B., here are no elves here but there should be! I am always going to the barn to check on everybody!
I have called the man with the backhoe to come and dig a grave for Baby Moo. I’m going to have him dig another grave so I’ll be ready for the next winter death. Some of my goats are getting pretty old.
Good bye, Baby Moo! I loved knowing you!
For those of you who are local, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow at Farm Chick Quilts around noon! We’ll be bringing all the quilts from our new book Sew Charming.