ON THE ISLAND.
. . . Old Janet settled herself a little further off, winking and blinking at thought of the pleasure at hand. For at these times Nellie told them stories; and if you think they did not understand, I can only say that it was Nellie’e belief that her goats understood every word.
From the story “Nellie Ogg And Her Goats.”
Prattles For Our Boys and Girls.
Hurst & Co.: New York. 1912.
14 thoughts on “Story Time For Goats!”
Goats are very intelligent animals 🙂
They are! And there are many children’s stories from 100 years ago that feature goats – they were interesting! I was thinking of a goat week! So many pictures!
Why, of course, they understood. Goats aren’t silly! Is Nellie knitting a sock or darning a sock?
She has some kind of ladylike needlework going on while she tells her goats a story, which they understand!
She has a good yarn, whatever!
Maybe she’s knitting a sweater for one of them. I dress my goats in sweaters sometimes. It’s fun.
How many goats do you have? I am going to guess four or maybe six!
We have six. Good old Sunshine practically jumped into our truck when we bought our first two does. She can’t be bred–but my husband fell in love with her. Everyone who visits loves her best. I’m not sure why. Then our does had three kids this year–two does, one buck who I insisted we save so I can train him to pull me around in a cart.
Maybe they could all be trained to pull your Cinderella carriage?
I’ve always wanted a ride in a pumpkin. Hey, wait! Are you saying I act like a princess? Well, maybe I do. 🙂
You have a regal way about with goats!
My Mom Person reads to our goats. They seem to enjoy it, but always try to eat the book.
So it is a good experience in both ways!