"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Meet Ezra!

Believe me, I know the general public is not terribly interested in my livestock addiction but for the sake of documentation, there really is no way around it. Bear with me.

Therefore, may I introduce Ezra. Third and final goat to make it's way to Hudson. He was just so pretty, I couldn't pass him up! And realistically speaking, Gideon, our other neutered male, will need a companion of his own if and when Geisha (our hopefully preggo doe) gives birth this fall.

This guy is so cute and lucky for him too, because he has a mouth on him like you would not believe. We're hoping he settles in soon and zips it or I may be in the market for a shock collar. :P

1 comment:

Sarah, Chris, Elijah & Sadie said...

It's a regular barnyard over there! You know you moved to the suburbs, right? Have you checked your zoning? ;)

He's sooo pretty! Was the prego bit intentional or serendipitous?

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
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