Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Even More Baby Goats [UPDATE]

We left home for a couple of hours and returned to find three more new baby goats from mothers Panda and Daisy. You will remember Panda as one of the Bear's favorite and a house-goat bottle-baby.

Latest crop. Notice Panda's daughter's spectacles! (Top)

How I write.

That brings the total of the past two days to six!

Psalm 134:13 - "Their storehouses full, flowing out of this into that. Their sheep fruitful in young, abounding in their goings forth."

Lucky on the left, Bentley on the right.

Look forward to a coming article on what is really going on: the Age of Absurdity. We tend to focus on the Church or politics or popular culture. But the Bear detects a common illness in all institutions. As he has said before, the Catholic Church is failing at the same time and in the same way as all other institutions of the West.

There is no mystery. It is caused by instant worldwide communication and an obsession with public relations. All institutions know what they must do to remain relevant in a post-Christian world.


  1. "Their sheep fruitful in young,..."

    You have GOATS, not sheep. In the Gospels, there is quite a bit about separating the sheep from the goats, with the sheep being the good ones. I guess you've been dealt a bad hand.

    All kidding aside, what do you use them for? Milk? A hobby? Meat? (I had goat once while in Kuwait for business. It wasn't bad.)

  2. With all due respect to Holy Writ, goats are delightful and clean and a lot of fun. Sheep are dirty, nasty, and ill-tempered. Our goats are pets, like our llamas. We have a lot of fun with them and they are part of our hobby farm. We thought they would give milk, but, so far the effort is not worth the yield. We sell or give away the males as pets, unless I really like one, and, of course, we need our herd sires. I don't think I could eat one. A pony, yes, but goats are too adorable.

  3. They are also therapeutic, and keep the brush down and the fence lines clean.

  4. I also have heard sheep described in that manner. Stupid too. Hence we are Christ's sheep.

    I did think the goats "efforts" to keep the brush down would be a chief benefit. All of the ones I've been around have been very friendly if you given them a bit of attention or have any food. I think I've read somewhere that they are pretty good escape artists IF they have something to climb.

    1. "If water can go through a fence, so can a goat." Our goats just hang out in the back yard and panhandle, although they have ranged as far as across the access road to the AT&T tower, to the mystification of some AT&T personnel.

      All of them are out of the house for the time being. They've formed a clubhouse in an old dog crate, disdaining our heat lamps in the barn for the darker comforts of body heat.

      We have another one who is ready to go any minute. Another monster kid. The Shepherdess, Red Death, could see the outline of its body moving the day before yesterday. Kind of miss the pitter-patter of little hooves around the house.


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