Friday, October 30, 2009

Goats Wearing Sweatshirts

Is your fall as crummy as it has been in Michigan? It has been so rainy/cloudy/cold for most of the month. That kind of weather is really hard on the fiber farmers...when can we ever get our shearing done before the snowflakes fly? I've been waiting for a good day to roll around, and finally yesterday we decided it was "now or never"....so we sheared the four youngest goats and left the three older ones wearing their mohair until next spring. If there is one thing that I absolutely hate, it is a shivering goat! I HATE IT! I feel so sorry to see them quiver. So I get old sweatshirts, cut off the arms and make a slit in the neck, and dress up my goats to keep them warm! Sometimes we go to garage sales or Salvation Army, and sometimes a generous friend will donate a couple of old sweatshirts for our cause. They are all appreciated and get good use!
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In my travels somewhere over the past few months, someone said to me that they would love to see a picture of a goat wearing a sweatshirt. I'm sorry that I can't remember who it was. So here is a picture for all of you to see...and I hope the person who asked to see it will be looking too....

They will wear their shirts for a couple of weeks until their hair grows out to about 1/2 inch or so in length, then we cut the shirts off of them. Believe it or not, they actually like wearing their shirts!
Now if we could get some fairly decent dry weather in November....my barns are in serious need to be cleaned out!
Is that too much to ask for?

3 comments:

Orange Sink said...

Oh they are so darned cute in those shirts! My dogs wear little t-shirts after they get groomed and one likes it the other one not so much! Hope the weather in Michigan shapes up soon. We have been having the same cold, rainy, snowy stuff here too. Everyone really perks up when the sun comes out for even a few minutes! Cathy G

woolwoman said...

I'm just curious if they love wearing them why can't they keep them on longer? I guess maybe they would get to stinkin' after a while - DUH - I'm a city girl and just don't know much about goats and such - Love the Halloween rug!
Mel

April Mechelle said...

They are good sports to pose for the picture taking. lol they are cute and Warm now...