Baby Moo

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.


(My fat finger hit this porch picture by mistake!)

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.


(So why is WordPress downloading 2 pictures instead of just one today???)

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.

28 thoughts on “Baby Moo

  1. Karen Chaudoin

    So sad to lose friends. You are a wonderful person with so much love! I adore animals and wish I could have some like you do but I am gone usually 11 or 12 hours a day at my job all through the week. I wouldn’t want animals to be lonely or not taken care of. Have a beautiful day!

    Karen in NC

  2. Kris Gavin

    I’m feeling so sad about Baby Moo and I didn’t even know her…. I’m feeling so sad for you having to say goodbye to Baby Moo…. goats are so special… I know Baby Moo was so lucky to have you as her human… thinking of you as you adjust to not having Baby Moo in your life, now, only in your heart….

  3. Carolyn

    So sorry to hear about Baby Moo. Yes, we all know it is expected at some point in life, but it leaves an emptiness that only good memories can fill. She knew you loved her.

  4. Felicia Hamlin

    Mary, a big hug on the loss of your sweet friend. We become so attached to our furry friends and they bring us so much joy. I know that this is hard and your heart is full of sadness, but thanks to you and your good care she lived a long life and was cherished. Peace.

  5. Cathy

    I am so saddened to hear about Baby Moo. What a sweetheart she was. She will have crossed that Rainbow Bridge & will no longer be blind but will see & be greeted by many who knew her. It is always such a sad time to lose our beloved four legged babies. She couldn’t have asked for a better home or someone to love & care for her.

  6. Tammy Guerrero

    So sorry for your loss. It is so very hard to loose a part of your family. Goats are such great pets. She wasa very ppretty goat.

  7. Ann Barlament

    A very fitting name for Baby Moo. Your loving care is special for each of your barnyard babies. We all loved knowing her, through you.

    Rest well sweet Moo, your sight is returned and you’ll be kicking your feet up on a star-lit sky!

  8. Karen

    So sorry to read about Baby Moo’s death. She had a good life while living with you. I hope the establishment of a new pecking order goes quickly and easily. Would be nice if the Three Amigos would be admitted to the herd so you wouldn’t have to check on them so frequently.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Karen – yes, wouldn’t that be nice? My life would be so much calmer.

  9. Cindie

    So sorry to hear about your loss of Baby Moo. I know how hard it is to loose our precious animals.
    Wish I lived closer. I would love to help with your family. Blessings Mary.

  10. Susan Sundermeyer

    Mary, bless you for being a wonderful caregiver. Baby Moo was beautiful. May she forever walk in green pastures.

  11. Carol

    I’m sorry you’ve had another loss, I guess it comes with life on a farm, and life dedicated to so many of God’s creatures. It’s always sad to say goodbye.

    On a brighter note, I too love your bed quilt. You are so great with color, Mary. You never make an ugly quilt!

  12. Diane

    Oh so sorry about Baby Moo. She was one good looking goat. Peace to you and all of your other “babies”.

  13. Ellie

    So sorry about Baby Moo! I know she had a good life with you but it s always hard to lose our babies.
    Love the quilt on the bed!

  14. Bea knight

    Hi!
    So sorry you lost your goat. Glad Colton is on the mend! He so sweet looking. I’ve never had a cat just dogs. My current dog is a terrier mix and I want to get a cat do you recommend a kitten or adult cat?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Bea – I always remember your wonderful dogs! I would get an adult cat from the shelter – kittens can be a handful and adult cats always get passed up at the shelters.

      1. Bea knight

        Thankyou for the advice! Have a Merry Christmas season! Love your posts and all the animals!!!!

  15. Kathy Hanson

    So sorry that you lost Baby Moo – they are all so special!!
    I dread the day when one of our llamas dies, I will be so sad.
    The split square quilt on the bed is lovely.
    I forgot to tell you that I tried your straight line quilting on my split square little quilt and I like how it looks, will have to do it again.

  16. Cathy Davis

    Mary
    So sorry for your loss. I know that you love all the animals in your care. Baby Moo takes with her sweet memories of life on the farm with you. God bless you both!

  17. Mary Says Sew!

    Mary, I am so sorry to read of Baby Moo’s death. But your farewell to her is perfect, “I loved knowing you!” is a beautiful message, for any creature, two-footed or two-footed.

    Wish we all had well-trained elves to serve our critters’ needs….

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