Monday, September 21, 2009


Little Norasaur is proving to be completely obsessed with animals. We should have known when "dog" was among her first words. Her first two-syllable word? Daisy (which she screams anytime she hears a dog bark). So the Ohio trip was especially fun for her.

Sidamo is also a little obsessed with animals, but mostly in the keep-a-close-eye-on-them-lest-they-sneak-up-and-eat-you way. He was much braver this time around, though, even feeding the deer and coming sort of close to touching the horse.

Behind the B&B is a deer farm.

We gathered fallen apples from the apple tree, sliced it, and endeared ourselves to the deer the only way we know how—with tasty treats.

Even Damo gave it a whirl.

That's right, learn to trust humans. I'm sure where you're going that will come in handy. (Cheney and friends, you can thank us now.)

Here's Sam, my dad and Carol Lee's new horse. He's absolutely beautiful—shining coat, stout build, and wonderful temperament. He can't be ridden, but he allegedly pulls a mean buggy.

Nora spent a considerable part of the trip trying to scale the fence to hug Sam.

Sam didn't love that idea.

And then there was the petting zoo at the pumpkin patch (more on the patch in a future post). Nora toddled right up to the goat pen and started pulling grass and weeds to feed to the hungry goats, with no prodding whatsoever. She was completely enamored, even after two small-scale assaults (the first of which you'll see below). She's a lady after my own heart—I'm completely fascinated with goats and have been lobbying for one for years, but a certain someone is standing in my way. Maybe my next husband will be less concerned with silly details like city ordinances.


Cindy said...

Mama wants a (pygmy) goat too. The old ball and chain says no until we can get a shed for it. So, never.

My little wee Sira is just like Sidamo with animals. Loves them until they are anywhere close. ;) He's even scared of cows and chickens!

Alicia said...

Goat tamer....I love it! Good luck on a more cooperative husband next time...I make comments like that a lot! :)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I want to feed deer!!!!!

Although I love that she's such an athlete, I wish that QQ would branch out a bit and develop a few other obsessions besides ball sports. My ears ring with the cry of "Ba! Ba! BA-BA-BA-BA-BA!!!!!!!!!!!!!"