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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Now That's Happy


Hey Ya'll! Just want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I'll be off cooking and eating for a few days, so I though I would just say a quick hello and then get busy!

Yesterday Gerry had an assignment up near Stokes County, the land we love, so I rode along with him. It's not often I have a chance to go along on a fun assignment so I take advantage when I can. Now tell me truthfully, have you ever seen a happier girl :) This is the life for me!

This was a fun assignment.  The AP is doing a story about a goat dairy up in Germanton that is participating in small business Saturday shopping, to counteract the horrible Black Friday (aptly named I think) and Cyber Monday. Go small business!



I think the goats really liked me, don't you? I know I liked them. This place was so great. Goats and chickens and turkeys and llamas, and sheep and dogs and cats. What more could anyone want!?
Heaven right here on Earth. Some days the world seems just right, doesn't it?
This was one of those days.....



Johnny and Robin are two of the sweetest people and they actually talk more than I do. So fun! I loved her insulated pink overalls, they would be perfect for a cold pottery studio or kiln firing outside, like my pal Susan just did, brrrr.....


They run a great little business up there at Buffalo Creek Farm. I bought some goat cheese, of course. Garlic and chive, feta, and they gave me a small gift of date and honey. This is some of the best cheese I have tasted and they had the medals from the state fair to prove it. They entered the fair for the first time this year and came home with four medals. Not bad!


The shop is very quaint with a country store feel to it. They sell crafts made by their daughter and several other artisans in the area. I also bought the cutest chicken ornament made from recycled sweaters. I'll show you later. I love that they are not only supporting a wonderful lifestyle for themselves, but supporting other craftspeople as well. There were even some french butter crocks made by a potter up in Boone.  If you aren't working in your own small business this Saturday, try to get out and support some local folks who work hard and love what they do!



This is not the most flattering photo of me, but who knew, I have a mouth like a goat! haha! ugh, those wide angle shots.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hope you have a lovely week
xoxo

14 comments:

Scott Garrett said...

haha! I can see into your future... and i'm seeing goats! Great pictures. I can see an even happier life ahead for you guys, that dream is just around the corner. Ain't that just the way it should be!

cookingwithgas said...

CUTE!!!!!

Anna M. Branner said...

That is the best "selfie" I have ever seen! Glad you had a great day out!

June Perry said...

Those are such great photos! The joy on your face in the first one is priceless!
I once had a pair of Nubian crosses - just couldn't resist those floppy ears! Their names were Priscilla and Penelope - such characters!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Dennis Allen said...

Goats are just hilarious, especially the pygmies. Thanks for sharing the pictures and have a nice holiday.

Laura Farrow said...

so cute!! xo

Vicki said...

You can't choose a better animal than a goat. We used to have milking goats (British Alpines), and they are the sweetest, cheekiest, most loving creatures. And, intelligent too.
Next to dogs, they are my most favourite animals.
Love the photos of the Anglo Nubians, gorgeous!

littlemancat said...

Goats are the best, aren't they? Love those wild,wise goat eyes!
We had a lovely white goat names Henrietta when I was a child.
Mary

Susan Wells said...

Doooode! those pink coveralls are exactly! what I needed. If I ever fire out in the cold again. I'm getting a pair. You do look happy getting some of that Stokes county love. But that's too far away so don't go getting any ideas...

Shannon said...

ha! great pix!! I'll forward to goat-y friend.

Shannon said...

ha! great pix!! I'll forward to goat-y friend.

Trish said...

Love the story of your day..happy that you had a great day out in the fresh country air!..Happy Thanksgiving to your family...T.

Sandy miller said...

Oh jeeeze I just love goats! The barn I worked at at a teenager always kept a goat around, kind of like a big dog that followed me around in the morning. What a fun day!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

just jody said...

Makes me miss my fainting goats. They always kept me entertained. What a great place....hope folks will support this small business. I'd rather shop there than any retail store.