Shortly after we moved here to the farm...okay, before we even moved into the farm... I had a plan in place to replace this stove.
And after many, many weeks of contractors, orders, canceled orders, deliveries, inspections...well, you get the idea...It was replaced with this stove.
And I was a very happy girl. In fact, the first thing that got baked in that oven was french fries. And those will make just about anyone happy, right?
In the midst of all the old stove/new stove anticipation, it just so happened that we were making arrangements to get Finley as well.
And it just so happened that the nice woman that we got Finley from just had her stove give out on her. Soooo...I asked if she would like my electric stove since we had just gotten a new one. Boy was she ever happy. She said yes right away.
Now I dont know about you, but I love to barter. LOVE it.
And this is how it came to be that she got our electric stove and we will be receiving 2 free deliveries of hay courtesy of her very nice husband. Isnt that the best?
So, imagine my surprise when she contacted me the other day and said how much she loved the stove, but that she really felt like she wanted to offer me more than just hay delivery.
I said, oh no...thats not at all necessary.
Wait. What? You want me to have what?
Yep! A sweet little goat. His name is Joey(named by the little guy who is very, very proud).
And let me just emphasize the word little. Look at him next to Niko. Surprisingly, he was born before the other goat boys. But he was a multiple so he ended up being quite small.
He has to stand on his tippy toes to reach the hay feeder. (And look at his big belly! He had just eaten(quite a bit it appears) when we picked him up....the next day his belly was not nearly as plump.)
Since he was having a hard time reaching the wall feeder, I put a milk crate in the stall for him that was filled with hay.
And what do you think happened next?
The big boys decided that they needed to check out the crate.
And jump on the crate.
Look at them looking all innocently at me as they eat the hay I set out for Joey.
So yeah, I gave away a stove and got a goat. I have to say thats never happened to me before.