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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mark your calenders

Guinnias hung out today while I did the semi annual burn pile. He talks sometimes,as you can see here, but I have decided to keep some of his conversations private. I don't want to exploit him, or the other animals, if I can help it.

I have decided to declare February 6th "Guinnias Day" here at the farm. He was most likely born sometime in February or March. That together with the fact that lambing season gets busy, and then of course there's Martyn's 50th in February, and, eh hem, my birthday in March, and Huck's birthday January 31st, and all the donks and sheep and Boone have birthdays in March...so...I thought, why not give the old man a special day In February.

Rather than serving pie, I will be serving only little graham cookies - you know, the ones that look like teddy bears or animal crackers. He adores them. If you'd like to send him some teddy graham cookies or animal crackers, you may do so at "Guinnias c/o Apifera Farm, 14710 NW Tupper RD, Yamhill, OR 97148".


Deb said...

Stop by my blog you have won an award!

Claire MW said...

Oh how wonderful - to have a special day for the Big G. I love his picture, he is so very distinguished. I do believe he must have some Toggenburg in him, with that marvelous beard he is sporting. What do you think?

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Hey Deb, well, thank you. One can never get so jaded that an award of anykind is nice. Forgive me if I don't play along, with my landline, Ihave a hard time taking time to do a lot of things other than the absolute enccesities to keep this farm and art life rolling. But it looks like you sited wonderful do-gooders and that is awesome!

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Hey Claire, I'm not much up on breeds, and I don't know how Pygmies originated, so you might be right. I love his markings. He follwoed me aaround in the front gardens today. Howa re your new adoptees? I'll try to get over and read [again, time, land line, arghhhh] I was thinking about your preganat goat- and was wondering if it's possible she just was colic-y? and really not pregnant...

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