What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Escapees


On our way home from church, we had the surprise of a lifetime when we saw with our own eyes some escaped mountain goats from a local farm. Matt had heard something or other of some nonconformist goats making their getaway but thought nothing of it until we saw them practically in our own backyard.




All three were there grazing, in the clearing just before our lane.



One word: Majestic



I can't get over their scruffy fur and the horns....

Oh MY~the horns! I could lose myself in those beauties

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That's Mr. Tumnus there on the right. We look for them every time we leave our driveway, and most often they are there. I hope one day they might venture just a bit further into our yard. Maybe when the apples are falling and the veggies are filling our patch? I might even welcome their nibbles if it means getting a closer look...

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

How neat! Boy, you've had quite the array of wildlife in your yard!
Our most exciting "Hey!Look!" was a gigantic coyote in the late afternoon. We have a Lab that is about 125 lbs., and this coyote was easily the same size as the him. (our dog)

Charree said...

They are majestic. Your pictures of them are wonderful.

Michelle said...

They certainly ARE majestic looking! My kids would've flipped to have seen those things in the back yard, especially Rachel. :) She always wants to chase the squirrels at the park. The squirrels do not feel the same way...

Rebecca said...

It wasn't actually IN our backyard. They were right before our property. Maybe someday they'll make their way there, though, atleast that is my hope...

abigail said...

I love that top one!

Maybe they'll show up at your house just in time for the harvest.

Matt had better build a mighty fine fence! And maybe a moat. Yes, a moat with spikes and crocodiles might just do the trick...