Zachary is the proud new papa of a baby goat. Some of their 4-H friends gave him this goat, who he named, "Dolly" earlier this week. If I remember correctly, she was the smallest of triplets, and had just been nursed through pneumonia. Since she was used to being in the house where she was, Zach is absolutely thrilled to have her live in his room. He has to feed her every few hours, and he is the only one she will take the bottle from. As you can see, when Shabree and I went to meet her, we took Coconut along too, so she could also meet her new goat-cousin. Now that Dolly is a little older, she has been staying outside in the small, fenced front yard and only coming in to sleep in her crate overnight.
This is Mat with one of my BIG Mr. Stripey heirloom tomatoes. Mat and Zach have been coming over every day this week to play, and Mat has really enjoyed picking tomatoes. As for the Mr. Stripeys - they are not that stripey. The gold and red stripes are not that clear, unlike how they were in the photo on the plant marker. But they are HUGE. The one in the photo is not the largest one that we have gotten so far. They are roughly the size of two stacked mini-pumpkins. The herb garden, which is way overgrown, is so fragrant. You can see the cinnamon basil to Mat's right.
Since getting back into painting, I have found that I can't get necks right any more. Note the strange E.T. type necks on my two postcards, "Macky and Little John Head on down the Beach" and "Nakeesha's Possibilities". The third postcard is one that Shabree painted. No title for it yet.