It is a bit of a sad day for us here. Our magnificent Snowy the Goat peacefully passed away while receiving her last cuddle.
She has been a constant in our lives for the last eleven years. When we got Snowy she was just 5 days old, and her sister Sweetie was only 2 days old. We needed them for school calf club for the boys. Snowy belonged to Tim and Joey had Sweetie.
You can read about when we first got them here:
They were so tiny the chickens were bigger. Looking back at the photos they boys were so small then too!
Within 7 weeks, they were taken to school and put through their paces with leading, calling and how well they’d been looked after. Blow me down if Tim and Snowy didn’t win Champion Goat with large trophies and many ribbons. It came as quite a surprise. You can read about that here:
From there the goats lived a more mundane life, just keeping the grass down across our lands. Although occasionally Snowy found herself in the pages of a magazine. She had such a grand pose. She was a cheeky goat and loved to be cuddled and her tail would wJag furiously in delight. However, she didn’t know her own strength and the horns were a potential hazard so giving cuddles required a degree of bravery.
Sadly, Sweetie passed away not long after we moved here beside the sea and Snowy got to enjoy clambering up the sides of our great hills and kept the gorse at bay. It won’t be the same looking out the window and not seeing her taking in the view from a lofty height on the hillside. She will be dearly missed.
Come again soon – once I’ve had a moment to process that she is gone.
Sarah the Gardener : o(