Porta-potties? Seriously? Y’all crack me up. No. Yesterday’s post was a photo of our new Goat Grotto, a temporary and portable goat shelter that can be moved from pasture to pasture. It can serve as a run-in shed while the door is open during the day. Or, closed at night, it can protect them from predators and the giant Willabeest. She means no harm; she just doesn’t understand how big she is and how small they are. Eventually the Golden Girls will move into the barn and the goats will take over the Sheep Shack, then we can turn the Goat Grotto into a Broiler Bungalow so we can raise a batch of broiler chickens. Oops. Did I just say that out loud? I didn’t want The Engineer to hear that yet... orgetfay ethay oilerbray ungalowcay.
They are Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats. A single mother and her two young sons. My first thought was that we should name them Diana, William and Harry, but The Engineer thinks that wouldn't be appropriate and the royal family might be find that to be an insult. I argued that was not true. I adored Diana. I was just a little girl at the time but I remember getting up in the middle of the night to watch the wedding and have admired her ever since. I think it would be a tribute of my admiration. And frankly, I don't think Prince William and Prince Harry give a rat's fanny what some crazy woman in the American Midwest calls her goats, but the Queen... The Queen is another issue all together; I would hate to offend her when she stops by for tea next week.
So I'm open to suggestions of other famous single mothers with two sons. My brother, being the dork that he is, has suggested Britney, Sean and Jayden. I dismissed that immediately, of course, realizing that naming them after Miss Spears would be an insult to the goats. Surely, somewhere in between pretentious and uh, yeah I'm not even going to go there, are some good goat names. I’m even open to other one female, two male combinations. So let me hear them. I’ll appoint a panel of judges, and on Tuesday evening we’ll pick a winner. The prize – a $25 Lowes gift certificate to help you plant a garden of healthy veggies, even if it’s just on your balcony.
Edited to add: Feel free to enter as many and as often as you'd like.