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Mr. Pibb Goes to Stringtown Rising Farm

Jan
5

We set off in the snow to fetch Mr. Pibb on Sunday morning. If it had been up to my driving ability alone, we would have been snow-bound. The road scares me when it’s covered like this. No snow plows come down our road. No salt, no cinders, no help. Except for 52, who did the driving. Or else I would have never gotten off the farm to fetch Mr. Pibb on Sunday.
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This is the part of the road I call “the scary part” even though it’s all scary sometimes.
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(Excuse these photos taken through a wet windshield.) See how narrow it is and how the ground drops off steeply right at the side of the road? Sliding on ice would be a bad idea here.
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But Mr. Pibb was waiting for us! We couldn’t let him down. And things were okay once we were on the interstate.
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We were originally due to pick up Mr. Pibb a couple of weeks ago, but the big snowstorm got in the way. As a result, Mr. Pibb made a layover in Virginia where another fainting goat had been delivered at that same time. We got there as soon as we could and saved him from the gang of chickens persecuting him in their hen house.
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I’m just kidding. The only thing scary on that farm was this Boer-cross goat.
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Who reminded me of this one of our Jacob sheep.
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No wonder Mr. Pibb was in the hen house! I bundled him up with a big, thick towel and sat him beside me in the truck.
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There and back (11-hour round trip), I crocheted two dishcloths with pretty ruffly edges.
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I tried to teach Mr. Pibb to crochet….
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….but all he wanted to do was snuggle.
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It was late, long after dark, when we got him home. We put him in the goat pen with just Fanta and Sprite for company. They slept in the dog house together. Though when I went down in the morning to check on Mr. Pibb, he was nowhere to be found. I thought, oh no, Fanta and Sprite ATE HIM! They looked pretty guilty, and he IS little! You know goats will eat anything!
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Turns out he was hiding at the back of the dog house behind them. He didn’t want to come out. Really, nobody wanted to come out yesterday and the chickens wondered why I made them come out.
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The goats and Poky took Mr. Pibb’s arrival well. No fussing. They understand he’s just a wee thing. Clover will wait till he’s a bit older before she beats him up and puts him in his proper place. She’s patient like that. Mr. Pibb did emerge from hiding a few times during the day, mostly to run back and forth between the goat house and the dog house in the goat pen, and once or twice to eat.
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He watched from afar when I broke out the Christmas ornament cookies.
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Wouldn’t take one step near a cookie.
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It snowed all day yesterday. Non-stop. This is the fifth winter I’ve lived in West Virginia and it has snowed more already this winter than the last four winters combined and I thought it was a lot of snow before. I’ve never lived anywhere that it snowed more than like once a year and then just a little bit.
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It’s supposed to snow all week.
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I’m gonna stay put and keep house.
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And talk Mr. Pibb into a cookie. Sprite and Fanta wouldn’t take cookies when they first got here either. But they do now.
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I know your kind, Mr. Pibb.
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I’ll win you over to the dark side. Don’t worry, we have candy sprinkles here.


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  1. 1-5
    1:12
    am

    Hi Suzanne! I’ll definitely be voting for you! This may sound like a dumb question, but what do you have the goats and sheep for? Milk? Wool? Pets only? I’m just curious. I have a pretty good sized pen outback. Can goats & sheep be in a pen together? How much room do they need? Thanks!

  2. 1-5
    1:15
    am

    Am I first? Can’t sleep tonight so I thought I would see if your post was up yet. You never let me down! Mr. Pibb is absolutely adorable as well as the rest of your little herd!

    (BBB)

  3. 1-5
    1:23
    am

    Awww, Mr. Pibb is the shyest, cutest little guy out there. The third from the bottom photo with the cookie is priceless! Makes me want to get a goat just to feed them cookies! (BBB) Thanks for sharing the joy.

  4. 1-5
    1:31
    am

    He is so adorable!! Glad you made that run safely.

  5. 1-5
    1:44
    am

    Mr Pibb is so little and cute! I would like to be entered for the BBB!
    ~~HUGS~~

  6. 1-5
    2:30
    am

    Awwww, Mr. Pibbs is just precious! I’m looking forward to hearing more stories about him … and I’m sure he’ll be scarfing down cookies in no time. :yes:

  7. 1-5
    2:50
    am

    Oh, what a cutie pie he is!!! I love his little face.

    (BBB)

  8. 1-5
    5:05
    am

    yup.. that sure does look like a west virginia road to me… and yes, i’d stay home too if it was snowy… hehehe. Doesn’t 52 have a single brother, or cousin, or great uncle or somethin’? i need me a man like that ::laughing::

  9. 1-5
    5:41
    am

    Isnt he just adorable !!!! I bet you can win him to the ‘cookie side” soon. I would be scared of the drive to the main rd too… You are way braver than I am… So far we have had cold and not alot of snow here in KY. BBB

  10. 1-5
    5:47
    am

    He is adorable. It is funny how it takes time for them to get used to the new surroundings but, when he does, he will be right there waiting for the cookies with the others.

    BBB

  11. 1-5
    6:05
    am

    My cousin had a goat when we were young. It’s name was Firecracker and it’s name suited it. It was the meanest animal I know of. It would chase us and hit us with it’s little horns. :devil2: Mr. Pibb, however, looks very sane. You should be OK! :purpleflower: BBB!!!

  12. 1-5
    6:06
    am

    Mr. Pibb is a cutie and all the pictures were adorable. I hope it stops snowing because that road is scary. BBB

  13. 1-5
    6:54
    am

    How sweet Mr.Pibb is a snuggler..I love snugglers!! What a great day 11 hour road trip with 52,Mr.Pibb and yarn!! Sounds like a great day to me!!And your picture is beautiful. Have a great day!
    Love BBB!!!

  14. 1-5
    6:55
    am

    Awwww! Mr. pibb is so sweet. Will he get called “Pibby” until he gets bigger?

    Love your new pic!!

    I woiuld really like that Blue Ball book!

  15. 1-5
    6:57
    am

    Your roads are scary looking even without the snow! Mr. Pibb is a cute little guy! He does look a little shy right now! Like your picture too. BBB

  16. 1-5
    7:05
    am

    What a sweetie! How old is Mr. Pibb? I’m sure he’ll come around quickly and enjoy living with all the wonderful critters at your house.

  17. 1-5
    7:06
    am

    Welcome home Mr. Pibb!!!
    Crickett

    BBB

  18. 1-5
    7:10
    am

    Good morning! Mr. Pibb is a sweety. Won’t be too long before he’s one of the gang…eating cookies with the others. Welcome, Mr. Pibb.

  19. 1-5
    7:13
    am

    Congratulations on getting Mr. Pibb Home safely. He’s adorable. Would love to meet your fainters one day. What is their size relative to the Nigies and do they get along well?

  20. 1-5
    7:15
    am

    LOVE THE NEW PIC!

    And I would be a winter hermit living on those roads, and the kids would be homeschooled until spring break — they could make their own sports up! :lol: I’m from an area where I have seen horrible horrible winters, but it’s flat, I might go in the ditch, but it’s no cliff! Yikes!

    BBB!!! Thank you Barefoot Chef!! I LOVE Lady Eudora!

  21. 1-5
    7:16
    am

    :snowman: :woof: :snowman:
    Mr. Pibb is just a lovey dovey, just the look on his face in the car when he looked up at you, it was as if he was saying,”I am so glad I am here with you and I love you very much.” He will soom get the hang of cookie time.
    I am afraid if I had animals such as your, I would never get anthing done! I would just want to be around them too much of the the time. When we are out in the car and drive by animals I always just want to stop and hug them, I know–Hubby thinks I am a bit daft too!
    We are having snow just about every day here in this part of Ohio but not like you are having in WV. We have family there also and it has been difficult for them as well. That strech of road is so scary, I dont know how anyone can drive it, I would be hanging on to the bushes etc, even if I was walking on it on a sunny day. I thing you need a helicopter. Scares Me!! Thank goodness for 52.
    Stay safe.

    JO
    PS–Suzanne, could you do a post on making bagels? I went into the city yesterday, and the shop where I buy bagels is now up to $10 a dozen, that is too much for me. I love real bagels, not the kind you buy in the bread section of the super market.
    JO

  22. 1-5
    7:30
    am

    First, that road is really scary! If I had to travel that in the winter, I just wouldn’t. I’d be housebound!
    Second and most importantly, Mr. Pibb is adorable. I would love to have a little goat snuggle on my lap for a day!
    :sun: :happyflower: You need a goat icon!!!

  23. 1-5
    7:33
    am

    Mr Pipp is so cute. I could cuddle him.

    Here in PA its been snowing since last week too. I am ready to be done with it all. No school yesterday and so far today a 2hr delay. I am so ready for life to get back to normal. But if there is no school today again I will also be keeping house for a bit. But I can get out and will later. I know I could not live in a place that I would be snowed in for days. Just cant do it. nope.

    Would love the BBB!!!! Looking forward to learning to can this summer and fall.

  24. 1-5
    7:41
    am

    Mr Pibb is SOooooo cute!!!! I’m sure he’ll be taking cookies in no time at all once the others tell him how delicious they are:)

  25. 1-5
    7:44
    am

    Shelley, we haven’t had a full-grown fainter yet so I can’t compare, but the fainters are smaller than the standard size goat, so I’m expecting them to not be much bigger than the Nigerians. We’ll see in a year when we get some full-grown! Sprite and Fanta are still just big babies.

  26. 1-5
    7:45
    am

    Mr. Pibb was born in mid-October.

  27. 1-5
    7:52
    am

    he’s a cutie!….I’d be staying put too & we have had more snow than even to here in OK…I’m ready for SPRING!!!(BBB)

  28. 1-5
    8:04
    am

    When I went to scroll up to see the new pic’ I was thinkng “Hey, I like the old one. Why a new one?” Then I saw the new one and um….are you sure you changed the pic’? It looks exactly the same [to me anyway] You are quite lovely but I have to agree – I, too, hate having my pic’ taken. The kids, the husband and the dogs are just so much more photogenic I think.

    Mr. Pipp is a cutie. I love him on your lap. :) and the dishtowels are adorable. I want to learn how to do this…argh.

    Sorry about the snow. Hopefully after this week it will be the end of it. At least you are all stocked up. Enjoy.

  29. 1-5
    8:10
    am

    hes too cute!! i love the way hes smiling in all of his pics.

    suzanne can you post the pattern you used for that crocheted dishcloth? i cant knit to save my life and the one you made looks adorable :) pretty please with cherries on top??

  30. 1-5
    8:11
    am

    I’d love to have the BBB! Goats with cookies in their mouths are close to the cutest thing ever. Can’t wait to see what Mr.Pibbs personality is like.

  31. 1-5
    8:17
    am

    Mr Pibb is sooooo cute!! That icy turn in the road is downright scary! I would love to win the BBB book!! Thanks

  32. 1-5
    8:20
    am

    He is precious!!! I would love to be entered in BBB. Thanks!

  33. 1-5
    8:24
    am

    Ohh hes so cute! I can’t wait to live in the country again. Just got to get this suburban nightmare sold first! And I would love the Ball Blue Book!!!

  34. 1-5
    8:29
    am

    Callista, sure! I’ll have to look back at them to figure out what I did, LOL.

  35. 1-5
    8:36
    am

    Mr. Pibb is adorable. But I have to say that looking at all that snow makes me cold! Brrrrr. Found your site a few months ago and have been enjoying it immensely ever since. You have my vote! BBB

  36. 1-5
    8:46
    am

    The new picture is better, but can still tell you don’t like to have your picture taken! Love the new baby…Hope you keep safe and have a wonderful New Year!

  37. 1-5
    8:51
    am

    What a cutie! I’ve been talking about you again on my blog…you just have so much to share on here!

  38. 1-5
    8:56
    am

    Mr Pibb is adorable!!! I bet he’s out and about in no time at all. If I was still living in British Columbia and driving my big old truck I’d be fine driving your roads…but now that I’ve lived in Kansas for 10 years I’ve become a sissy! I’d love a BBB book!!!! :hungry2:

  39. 1-5
    9:10
    am

    Mr Pibb is adorable, I’m sure he’ll be nibbling a Christmas cookie before long.
    Please enter me into the BBB drawing.

  40. 1-5
    9:21
    am

    Mr Pibb is such a cutie! I find that cookies do wonders with bashful goats. (If you can get past all the piggy goats!)I keep a giant bag of animal crackers on hand for my beasties.

    Please add me to the BBB list.
    Rys

  41. 1-5
    9:24
    am

    I love your blog!! I read it every single day. I live not too far from you so the weather you are experiencing is the same as we are having. Keep up the good work. Would love to have one of the Ball Blue Books.

  42. 1-5
    9:30
    am

    I LOVE Mr. Pibb’s coloring! What a beautiful boy!

    BBB :)

  43. 1-5
    9:31
    am

    Love your new additon!
    I was wondering if you could teach me to make the dishcloths.
    Also please enter me in the BallBlue Book contest. Thank you.
    I have already learned soooo much from you! :woof:

  44. 1-5
    9:32
    am

    Welcome Mr. Pibb. You are one cutie. Glad the trip to get him was safe. I wouldn’t want to drive that road in good weather, let alone in all that snow! Sure is beautiful, though. I would like the BBB.
    Euni

  45. 1-5
    9:49
    am

    Mr. Pibb is WAY TOO CUTE!!!!! I would love to win the BBB!

  46. 1-5
    9:52
    am

    :heart: I love Mr. Pibb. He is adorable!!!

    I would not like driving your road either. TOO Scary!!!

    Please enter me for the BBB drawing!

  47. 1-5
    9:57
    am

    Mr Pibb is adorable. I just want to snuggle him.

  48. 1-5
    9:58
    am

    :purpleflower: Suzanne your beautiful, why ever would you need a “model” replacement? Mr. Pibb is adorable too. What a nice addition to the farm. Welcom home Mr. Pibb.

  49. 1-5
    9:59
    am

    Suzanne, I want a fainting goat! How precious! My problem is I would probably have it living in the house with me. It’s soooo cooold outside this week!!!

    Thanks for the great pictures!

    Susan (BBB)

  50. 1-5
    10:03
    am

    I’d like the BBB!

  51. 1-5
    10:12
    am

    Thank heavens for 52 doing the driving. Your road scary indeed…yikes!
    I’m glad you made the long trip safely.
    Mr. Pibbs is adorable. I’m sure he’ll come around soon, especially with cookies to tempt him. He’ll soon realize what he’s missing out on….cookies and cuddles! :)
    I’d love to be entered in the BBB drawing please.
    We’ve had snow every day too, and there’s more in the forecast. It’s gorgeous outside this morning with the snow clinging to everything. Time to get out there with my camera!

  52. 1-5
    10:19
    am

    Mr. Pibb is darling. I like the dishcloth. I would love to have the BBB book. :)

  53. 1-5
    10:23
    am

    Welcome Mr. Pibb!

  54. 1-5
    10:28
    am

    Love the sweet photos today. Glad 52 did the driving. Please enter me for BBB.

  55. 1-5
    10:45
    am

    Mr. Pibb is adorable! Those snowy roads looked a little scarey especially the part where the road dropped off sharply!

    BBB

  56. 1-5
    10:48
    am

    Mr. Pibbs is so cute! I can’t wait to hear more stories of him.
    And I would love to win the BBB book.

  57. 1-5
    10:55
    am

    I hope he settles in quickly! His new buddies will bring him around pretty fast I bet, once he sees how the others act, :hug: he’ll join right in!

    I’m going to try again for the book Suzanne, so BBB me! :shimmy:

  58. 1-5
    11:05
    am

    Welcome Mr Pibb, you cutie you! Gee, Suzanne, I wonder where Morgan gets the “hair in the face” thing that drives you crazy??!! ;)

  59. 1-5
    11:07
    am

    I would like to win the BBB. I love your website.

  60. 1-5
    11:15
    am

    Mr. Pibb is a cutie. I’m sure he will be nibbling cookies with the others in no time.
    I would love to win the BBB.

  61. 1-5
    11:21
    am

    That little goat is adorable. My 3 yo daughter is squealing with delight at the pictures. “Oh Mommy he’s soooooo cute!”

    I’m dying to win a BBB.

  62. 1-5
    11:23
    am

    HE’S A KEEPER, EVEN IF HE WON’T EAT A COOKIE! :D

  63. 1-5
    11:29
    am

    Awwwww Mr Pibb is adorable!!!! I love all your animals! :woof: :cowsleep: :chicken: :sheepjump: :sheep:

  64. 1-5
    11:30
    am

    He does seem small compared to the others! BBB

  65. 1-5
    11:30
    am

    Mr Pibb is adorable! Glad you made it safely and sign me up to win a BBB!

    Beth aka oneoldgoat

  66. 1-5
    11:37
    am

    Oooh! I found a BBB post! Would love to get one….

  67. 1-5
    11:51
    am

    I would love a Blue Bell Book. =^.^=
    k

  68. 1-5
    11:57
    am

    Mr. Pibb is so darn adorable! He will be a regular Cookie Monster in no time, once he figures out how tasty they are! :hungry:

    Please enter me into the drawing for the Blue Ball Book. Thanks!

  69. 1-5
    12:08
    pm

    It’s been seriously cold here for the past three days and nights. No highs above freezing till monday. It almost makes me wish that it would warm up enough to be able to snow.
    Mr. Pibb will be a handsome fella’. I thought your other picture was fine. Sure we can tell how the children developed their shyness. So many things to be passed on from a parent. I opt for shy, good, honest, loving, humorous, and smart, just any day! Please BBB me.

  70. 1-5
    12:09
    pm

    …goats will eat anything. hahahaha He’s adorable.

  71. 1-5
    12:11
    pm

    Can’t wait to see the little fainting babies on the ground next year!!! :snuggle: And I would love a BBB! :wave:

  72. 1-5
    12:27
    pm

    Wonderful pictures Suzanne! Can’t wait to read all of the adventures Mr. Pibb is going to have.

    Would love to win a BBB!

  73. 1-5
    12:27
    pm

    Awwwww so cute! I want a goat:) Love to have BBB.

  74. 1-5
    12:35
    pm

    They call him Mr. Pibb!! He is adorable. I am reading about all the people who are starting lambing and so glad we don’t start until March. NO snow here (darn), but it is deep freeze time.

    Please enter me in the BBB drawing. Thank you.

  75. 1-5
    12:56
    pm

    Awww. He’s so tiny!

    I hear you on this year’s strange weather. Normally we have snow, but it melts in between storms, and the worst of it doesn’t hit until after the New Year. This year, no melting, just snow on top of snow on top of snow.

    BBB, please.

  76. 1-5
    12:59
    pm

    I would love one of the books! Mr Pibb is so CUTE!!

  77. 1-5
    1:00
    pm

    wow, that road looks treacherous; I would be a white-knuckle driver on that in the winter for sure. Mr. Pibb is so so adorable, I can’t wait to see the photo of him eating his first cookie! I also love the photo of the Boer-cross goat. Wow, what a cutie! I hope Mr. Pibb adjusts to his surroundings real soon, he’s a keeper I tell you! :heart:

  78. 1-5
    1:07
    pm

    I forgot, please enter me in the BBB giveaway! thank you! :happyflower:

  79. 1-5
    1:12
    pm

    Mr. Pibb is just too cute. I’m so wanting goats right now! Gotta get my chickens first, though.

    I’ll be voting for you in the contest. Just gotta figure out the other two blogs to nominate. Yours is the only one I return to again and again.

    BBB

  80. 1-5
    1:16
    pm

    Suzanne, BECAUSE OF YOU I have pigs, BECAUSE OF YOU I have chickens and fresh eggs everyday, BECAUSE OF YOU I have two loaves of fresh Grandmother Bread sitting on my counter top right now, BECAUSE OF YOU my family has been eating very delicious ‘made from scratch’ meals including desserts, and loving it! BECAUSE OF YOU I WANT ONE OF THOSE GOATS!! AND BECAUSE OF YOU I REALLY WANT THE BBB!!! OMG, I WANT TO BE YOU !!!! LOL

  81. 1-5
    1:33
    pm

    I would like a BBB please! Love the blog Suzanne. Still my favorite! : )

  82. 1-5
    1:51
    pm

    Mr. Pibb must be a very special guy for you to go so far to get him. How lucky he is to live with you.

  83. 1-5
    2:03
    pm

    forgot would love to win the BBB
    http://chickensintheroad.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif

  84. 1-5
    2:11
    pm

    I love living the “good life” through your blog. And I would love to win the book.

  85. 1-5
    2:29
    pm

    What an adorable fainting goat. He road in your truck in the backseat – wow!!!! He will get used to your cookies and farm!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures! Love them.

    Please enter me into the BBB.

    THanks,
    patricia

  86. 1-5
    2:44
    pm

    Mr. Pibb is freaking adorable1 What a perfect addition to the farm.

  87. 1-5
    3:27
    pm

    Your brave to get another male.
    After loosing 3 of ours..I gave up.

    BBB day again?? please put my name in ;-)

  88. 1-5
    3:28
    pm

    Mr Pibb is just too adorable. And he’s a snuggler to boot, that’s wonderful. My donkey babies don’t eat cookies til they are about 6 months old, it’s like they know it isn’t right to eat them, or their system isn’t ready for them. Once they make it to about 7 months, they line up at the fence, just like your animals do. I just adore the pics of the goats, dog and donkey getting their gingerbread men.

  89. 1-5
    3:39
    pm

    I don’t think I would be brave enough to drive on that driveway. Looks mighty narrow in spots. I have to tell you. I just made your home-made Hamburger Helper using the chili mac recipe. I used less chili powder because my husband gets heartburn, but I also substituted a bit of Curry powder. Was that ever good!!! Thank you so much for coming up with that. I want to stock up on Baggies so I can make a bunch of batches up. It was really good. Definitely a “no leftovers” meal. Thanks again!! Please put me in for BBB. Have a great day!

  90. 1-5
    3:49
    pm

    That road looks some we travel on when we visit West Virginia. Big difference–we visit in August :sun: The ones that are twisty, turny, I call kiss your b—t turns. Being an Iowa born and raised girl, I didn’t see any of these roads until I married DH. Glad you made it there and back with your precious cargo. Put me in the draw for the BBB.

  91. 1-5
    3:59
    pm

    Suzanne: Just wanted to let you know I voted for three blogs (yours included) AND I also voted for you for Blogger of the Year. I entered it. It accepted it. I then verified it and it went through. I didn’t know if others knew you can also nominate Blogger of the Year besides your three entries. Good luck!

  92. 1-5
    4:09
    pm

    We are FINALLY experiencing a typical West Virginia Winter! It used to be like this pretty much every year. Then, along 1993, things changed. It stayed warmer in the winter. I knew this year would be a doozey because of the bird actions back in Oct. (the week of Oct 12th to be exact).

    As far as your new photo: MUCH better than the old one! :yes:

  93. 1-5
    4:19
    pm

    Mr Pibb is so cute!

  94. 1-5
    4:31
    pm

    What a cute little guy!

  95. 1-5
    5:50
    pm

    Love the pictures and the little one. It is so cute!
    Please put me in for the BBB.

    Thanks

  96. 1-5
    6:25
    pm

    I LOVE Mr. Pibb and will be praying for his well-being and safety whilst being initiated by Clover!

    I have not made a comment before, but I want to let you know that I voted for you every day through the previous contest and am one of your most devoted “lurkers.” I drove through your area at Christmas time and my, what a lot of snow!

    I am a knitter, but am determined to learn to crochet this year. Would you consider sharing your pot holder pattern on the blog? It looks like a good one to start with.

    Blessings to you and your family, and stay warm!

  97. 1-5
    6:41
    pm

    BBB for ME ME ME! Welcome home Mr. Pibb

  98. 1-5
    6:43
    pm

    Mr.Pibb ia adorable….glad to see the girls like him. Enter me for BBB, thanks.

  99. 1-5
    6:47
    pm

    What category should I nominate you on? I want to be on the same page as all the other nominators. Help, help.

    Vanessa

  100. 1-5
    6:52
    pm

    Vanessa, most people have told me they nominated me in multiple categories–the ones I listed in the post (Best Photography, Best Writing, Best Food, Best Humorous). Some also told me they nominated also in Best of the Year. If you nominate in multiple, it will give me the best shot. Thank you!!

  101. 1-5
    7:20
    pm

    Suzanne, loved the pics today. I don’t see how you get anything done around there with so many cuties to play with.
    Oh, and I would love to be entered in the BBB.

  102. 1-5
    8:07
    pm

    AWWWWW, Mr. Pibb is so cute. it makes me want a goat that much more!!! You wouldn’t consider adopting a 62 year old woman would you? Your life sounds so interesting. BBB

  103. 1-5
    8:25
    pm

    I love to read your blog and enjoy it every day, but there is no way I would ever live where I might have to drive on a road like your in conditions like those! Ever!! That is one cute little goat you’ve got there.

  104. 1-5
    8:30
    pm

    Good Evening Suzanne,
    I love your blog, have been reading it for a few months now.

    I grew up in the country and our family always had a variety of animals. Only remember having a baby goat for a very short time, but remember bringing him into our kitchen and feeding him milk from a baby bottle. Your stories bring back so many good memories of living in the country.

    Can’t wait to hear & see how Mr. Pibbs blossoms!
    Sheila

  105. 1-5
    9:42
    pm

    Gosh, Mr.Pibb looks so cute and shy. Please don’t let Clover be too rough on him.

    I live in town and hate to leave the house in the winter. It would only be the chance to bring home a goat that would get me down that road in the winter. Bless 52 and his driving abilities.

    Am I the only one who thought Suzanne’s old photo looked a little like Martha Stewart? This one looks (I’m assuming, going by your film)more like you.

    Going now to see if I can figure out that voting thing. BBB, please.

  106. 1-5
    9:52
    pm

    I would like the BBB and a goat, but the hubby says no goats. We already have dogs, cats and horses. My neighbors have chickens so I get those great fresh free range eggs. Can’t beat em.

  107. 1-5
    9:59
    pm

    Thank you, Suzanne, for steering me to the “right”, or should I say “write”, categories. I used my 3 e-mail accounts and nominated you in multiples.

    If I had paid better attention I would have seen, for myself, that I could nominate for a multiple of categories. Perhaps I can join your “staff”, as I do tend to run around ‘like a chicken with “shh” my head cut off’. Hope they didn’t hear me down in youe hen-yard.

    Vanessa

  108. 1-5
    10:22
    pm

    Welcome Mr. Pibbs! You are a woman of great wisdom and restraint. I’d be SO tempted to make him a house goat.

    Can you please post the pattern for your dishcloth? It is lovely!

    Thanks,
    V

  109. 1-5
    10:41
    pm

    please pick me for the BBB :)

  110. 1-5
    10:44
    pm

    With all that snow, I’d stay home and keep house too! Mr. Pibb is so sweet. I;m glad you got him home safe and sound. Please include me in the give away for the BBB. Thanks

  111. 1-5
    11:21
    pm

    Awww, Mr. Pibb is such a grownup name for such a small fellow, but he’ll grow into it!
    I’d love to win the BBB.
    And for ONCE I made it on time!

  112. 1-5
    11:50
    pm

    Mr. Pibb is precious. I <3 little goats!
    BBB

  113. 1-6
    8:29
    am

    Barefoot Chef website had a beautiful story of her dog. Thanks for the link.

  114. 1-6
    5:47
    pm

    I love the new picture, Suzanne!

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