Sunday, March 23, 2014

Coats My Goats

Father Time has declared that it is officially spring. Unfortunately, no one has passed that message on to Mother Nature. We are expecting another snow fall this Wednesday and between now and then, our forecast calls for evening temperatures to be near zero each night. Can I just get on the band wagon calling for winter's demise? I am so over this. I cannot tell you just how much this is so. I am ready for planting and clean up. Bring on Spring; I promise no complaints about the mud or black flies that accompany it from this quarter.

I have written of my concern for the animals tucked up in the barn. Winter is hard for everyone, particularly so for the small and young or old and frail. We have had our share of losses this year. Though I will always worry; it's genetic~ my concern has been alleviated somewhat by the kindness of a stranger. You know what a stranger in Maine is, right? Around here, that's just a friend we haven't met yet.

About a week ago, I saw a post offering goat sweaters on Caprine Capers from Cheryl Magee of New York. I immediately sent a message to Ms. Magee detailing my interest in them for our kids. Within just a couple days, a package arrived and inside were no less than EIGHT hand-knit and/or crocheted sweaters in a bright array of colors for our kids. Remember, Ms. Magee and I have never met. Out of the goodness of her heart, she sent us this gift. This life can be so hard~ back-breaking, heart-achingly difficult. It is not for everyone, to be sure. But, it is also so filled with blessings and moments like these. Moments that show that in this fast-paced, dog eat dog world, there is still kindness, goodness and love to be found.

I am so grateful for these goat coats for our littles. Thank you, Ms. Magee from the bottom of our hearts.

~ Sean and Sonja Twombly and ALL the Lally Broch Farm Goat Kids


  1. Oh My Goodness! They are so very cute & with the winter weather like it's been, so very practical to help keep the little ones warmer.

  2. I just love these little critters. I would be glad send some sweaters to others. Please feel free to contact me. My email is I am retired and love to knit and I have lots of yarn to use up..... oh those little faces warm my heart!!

  3. So cute! I love the pic of Jasmine peeking over to view the coated goats as if to say: "I'm happy for you guys. Do they make those in horse size?"
    A really nice thing to do.

  4. I'm not looking forward to more snow this week either!! I love the sweaters!! How fantastic!!