Monday, June 9, 2008

An unusual visitor to the Log Cabin


Meet Sugar the goat. She belongs to my neighbor down the street. She made her first appearance when my builder's crew was sitting outside. She ran around the construction site and began eating the flagged markers that were staked. The unfazed hungry crew thought "lunch" and then helped to round her up for her owner. Didn't they think it was odd that a goat was a kept animal in the woods of northern Michigan? A farm maybe....
Sugar is like a dog. Whenever she hears people, our neighbor says she needs to go greet them. I asked my neighbor who lives in a small cottage - "how did you end up with a goat?" He said his granddaughter liked them on a visit to a friend so he took one home. Nice grandpa! I do like her and she's very friendly - but I am worried about the new trees we planted. Sugar always seems to be "getting away" and ends up at our place. This past weekend we "sugar proofed" the trees by putting an individual fence around them. We'll see what happens....



6 comments:

reliv4life said...

that is a little bit frustrating for you I would guess! I blogged on neighbors...but not the sweet old man kind that own and love goats! It is probably hard to get too angry at him, but he should keep his goat away from your new trees!!

Constance said...

Maybe SUGAR can be your new watchgoat! I just read your previous entry and it gave me a thought. I hope I'm not being too flip about your concerns, just tought you could use a laugh!
Connie

Kaustubh Moghe said...

Love the blog!!

Have added you the 'Blogs I like' to my blog. I hope you are fine with that.

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Shellmo said...

Reliv - the old man is the nicest person and is trying to keep the goat away - hopefully our new trees have a chance!

Constance - I should have Sugar be the watch goat! Maybe she can butt someone w/ her horns if they come around again! Very funny!!

Kaustubh - Thank you for visiting and adding me to your blog - much appreciated and I will be over to visit your shortly!

Jessica said...

Awwww... I like sugar.

Jen said...

I hope Sugar doesn't eat your trees....that would be baaaaaaaad!
Good Luck!