May 26, 2013

Lilac Purple

Hello!  I hope you all had a blessed Sunday.  I certainly did!  It was sunny, I got to cuddle a precious baby, and brought home the latest addition to my farm...but more on that later. *wink*

Before we left for church, I had my bro snap a few photos of my outfit.  The beautiful lilac blooms make a perfect background for my purple houndstooth skirt!  This is my second time wearing it, and I love this skirt more every time.  I can't wait to style it again!

o u t f i t
blouse - gifted
necklace - gifted
skirt - Shabby Apple
brown flats - thrifted

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And now, I'd like you all to meet my new baby.

Those who guessed "goat" were 100% correct!

Isn't she adorable?! 

Some friends from church gave her to me.  She's a year old...and in the excitement of it all, I forgot to ask my friends what breed she is. *sheepish grin*  Never fear, I'll find out eventually!  But she's small for a year old and probably won't get much bigger.  We transported her in the Bonnie dog's travel crate (which is a size...large, I think?) and she fit just fine.  I haven't quite named her yet.  Still debating between Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing), Princess Buttercup (The Princess Bride), or possibly Primrose (The Hunger Games).

Oh, and why did I decide to get a goat?  Mostly for weed eating purposes.  Whether I do anything else with her in the future depends on if she gets any bigger.  At this point, she's a weed eating pet, like Calvin. *smile*  I'll share more pictures of her in another post.

For now, Happy Trails y'all!

Question: Which of the three names for Miss Goat do you like best?  I want to know!


  1. Love that skirt! The flowers are a perfect background for the colors in it.


  2. Yay! I guessed right. hehe
    She looks kinda Alpine-ish. At a year old she still has a lot of growing to do, so she will probably suprise you.
    I like Beatrice, but I like all the names. Funny, my Mom just got me a Peruvian guinea pig, and I was considering naming him Wesley after Princess Bride. But I just can't make up my mind.


  3. Aw...she's so cute! :) I love the name Primrose. It's a perfect, clever reference to the Hunger Games.

    I love goats- they're such quirky and hilarious creatures. :) We have quite a few (my dad milks four every morning). I named all of our females after classic TV characters. Our first was Lucy, and her first daughter was Ethel. Later came Bee (short for Beatrice, named for Aunt Bee :), Thelma Lou, and Miss Crump. The kid we kept from last spring is Clara (she was Aunt Bee's friend in the show). We also kept two of the kids born this year, but I haven't named the female yet. Maybe Ellie? Or Juanita. :)


  4. Tasha, your lovely outfit against the Lilacs is just so pretty! You look absolutely beautiful all dressed up. The colors and pattern are bold but not so much that they take over. And you new Farm buddy? She is a cutie pie. I bet the lambs will love having a new friend in the pasture to romp with. Let us know what you decide for a name!

  5. Congratulations on your adorable little goatsie!!!! You can imagine how excited I was when I saw her ;) My mom and I think she definitely looks like a Saanen. They're white, but have the Alpine "airplane-ear" look. And if she IS a Saanen, then expect her to get a LOT bigger! They're the biggest dairy goats and produce the most milk of any dairy goat (an average of a gallon a day!!).

    Anyway, I think she's just beautiful. My vote goes to "Beatrice." :)

  6. I like Beatrice but I am partial to Shakespearean names for animals. My best friend had chickens all named after Shakespeare or Jane Austen characters. Here goats were Guenevere and Isolde. There were cats called Ivanhoe and Colonel Brandon and a Guinea pig named Lizzie after Lizzie Bennet.

    Your outfit is lovely! that skirt is beautiful. :)
    I look forward to finding out your new goat's name!

  7. Lovely outfit, Dahling--those bloomin' lilacs are indeed the perfect backdrop!

    Awww...your new addition sure is cute! As for a name, I'm getting a "Buttercup" vibe, somehow. *Shrug*

    God bless,

  8. Your new baby is SO adorable! My boss' goat had her kids last night and I can't wait to see them in person because little goats are just plain cute.

    I love all of the names your deciding between, but I would go with Princess Buttercup. I just finished re-reading The Princess Bride and thus have a fresh reminder of its manifold hilarity and general awesomeness. Like I said though, all those names sound great and I'll be curious to see which one she ends up with. :D

    The sweet goat picture at the end of your post almost made me forget the beginning... I like your outfit too. :D

  9. Congrats on your first goat! They have so much personality and are really fun animals. I like the name "Princess Buttercup" for your new addition, I think it suits her. She is super cute! She looks like a Nigerian or Nigerian cross to me.

  10. Hey Natasha :)

    I love your outfit!Hey I replied to your comment on my blog - I am near Coeur d'Alene :D

  11. That's purple houndstooth skirt is just too pretty! And you look so cute in it as well!

    I like Beatrice best. :)

  12. I can't choose from the three names... they're all good:) Sorry, not much help from this corner tonight...

    And the Lilac Purple. What can I say? Lilacs are so perfect! So completely right. So good. The End.


  13. oooOOOOoooo that skirt is so CUTE. I want.

  14. Love your skirt! It's purple :). Can't get much better than that :). I'll admit, I don't normally think goats are cute, but that one is. I like the name Primrose.

  15. Thank you for the lovely comments, ladies!

    I finally decided to name the goat Primrose. It just fits her:)
    And I found out she's an Alpine with a teeny bit of Nubian in there somewhere.


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