Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Just another day in the 'hood

About a year ago, a young couple bought one of the houses in our hamlet. It's a small house that was used as someone's vacation home during summer months. We met them last summer when another of our summertime neighbors invited them and us for drinks one evening. We were hesitant because of covid, but the gathering was small and outdoors, so we went. It was nice to meet the new neighbors.

You know you live in the country when... The guy out by his red car is pruning the grape vines.

One of them works at the zoo and the other is an agricultural consultant who works with small farm milk producers. And they have a pair of goats. Every now and then, most recently on Monday, they take the goats out for a walk through the vineyard. It's a sight that makes me smile.

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  1. This photo makes me smile, too, as does "You know you live in the country when..." Neighbors walking goats wouldn't give it away.

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  2. Makes me smile too, Walt: how lovely!

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  3. where do they keep the goats?

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    1. melinda, they've fenced in a portion of their property with temporary fencing so they can move it around.

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  4. Thanks for my morning chuckle! I’ve never seen this before, I’m talking about a guy pruning grapes beside his red car, of course.

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  5. I always like to see what Mitchell's comments will be... they give me as much of a chuckle as your witticisms :)

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  6. Wow, goats! How fun is that!

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  7. Very funny! Of course, earlier before the pandemic, you might have heard about the "goat-yoga" craze that made it to the Wall Street Journal? It happens (I couldn't get any of my friends to try it out!) or maybe it has died - just minutes from where I live. Goats are just fun, aren't they!
    Your hedges sure look great! Glad the weather has warmed up for you. We are experiencing 40 - 50 degrees here while much of even the NW has had power outages and historic snows.

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  8. They could hire out the goats to eat the clippings from the vineyard. I've seen them used as companions in stables, but they are very smart and you have to be sure to secure the feed bins carefully.
    There was this news story the other day, perhaps your neighbors might follow suit? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9227309/Farmer-started-hiring-goats-Zoom-meetings-reveals-shes-earned-50-000.html

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  9. you can walk goats on a leash? enjoy getting to know the new neighbors!

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  10. Bizarre! But wonderful!
    I have longed to have a goat.

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