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Topic: SOCIAL (04/07/16)
By Carole Robishaw
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Tammy and Pi took everybody on a tour, starting with the horses, then on to the newly hatched chicks. Some of the smaller children were a bit scared of the horses, they are pretty big, but they were all over those chicks. And Pi was right in the middle of the crowd, soaking it in like it was all just for her.
After oohing and awing over those chicks it was time to move on to the main attraction on Tammy’s farm: the goats. Tammy makes her living using the milk from all her goats to make soap and lots of other sweet smelling things, so they were her pride and joy. Springtime is the time of year that produces lots of babies on a farm, and there was a pair of two day-old kids to entice away from their momma. Pi was all over, climbing in and out of the fence to run around the goat yard. There was more to see in that goat yard than just goats, though, there was also a guard llama, named Hershey. Hershey was great at his job of tracking baby kids and young children. But Hershey was not exactly the sociable type; he took his job far too seriously to be distracted by hands reaching through the fence trying to pet him. Not Boris, the burro, though, he loved being petted, especially if he thought it would get him some food. Boris seems to have a built in alarm clock because he always knows exactly when it’s feeding time and you can hear his hee-haws all over the farm when he announces he’s waiting for his food.
Pi was enjoying playing with all the children, but never lost sight of where Tammy was, and when it was time to head for the fire pit for lunch, she was the first one there. The fire pit consisted of a ring about two feet tall built of cinder blocks, large enough to seat about 20 people, in the center of the circle was another ring of blocks, where there was a nice fire going all ready to roast hot dogs and marshmallows on. Pi was so excited she jumped up on the wall and ran a few laps, displaying her agility as she jumped off and back on several times.
Pi was quite the clown, and definitely the life of the party, or maybe I should say she was the belle of the ball? She just never ran out of energy, until she did. Then, as with all tired, cranky, kids, she had to be put down for a nap so Tammy took her and put her to bed.
About 2 hours later, Pi was up and wanting her lunch. She ran about half way across the yard, until she saw Tammy, then just stood there and bawled like a baby. Hungry kids have no patience, and neither did Pi, she wanted her bottle then and there. I wondered if she was spending too much time with greedy Boris and taking after him?
After PI had her bottle, she was back to running all over, following Tammy everywhere, including into the hen house when it was time to collect the eggs and then into the kitchen to put the eggs away.
Pi is adorable, and sweet as can be, but I find myself wondering what her reaction to life will be in a few more weeks, when she is weaned off that bottle and has doubled in size and can no longer crawl through the fence to follow Tammy. I’m afraid she will be one very unhappy little kid to discover she is actually a goat.
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