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"In celebration of Mother’s Day we wanted to highlight one of our Moms for you:

 Meet Manhattan. Our most unintentionally fashionable mom. She always seems to jibe so well (and with such aesthetic-elegance) with her natural surroundings, no matter the context. Sans effort. Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter. She’s an active participant in the scenery. No, she is the scenery.

Here are some of the things you might not know about Manhattan:

She is, underneath all the glitz, very down to earth and is actually kind of a goof who doesn’t take herself seriously AT ALL!

She harbors zero jealousy toward other goats (aka: not a head-butter)

She’ll sometimes, if she feels like it, let you comb her cheek, for like a second – but, unlike Junebug for example, she doesn’t clamor for it. She strikes a mellower chord when it comes to intimacy.

She exhibits zero shame when devouring apples in front of strangers – on the contrary, she’s more likely to stare directly at you while she’s doing it. Not in a provocative way – more in a “whatever” kind of way. Which is both amusing to the spectator and simultaneously calming, somehow. Potentially unsettling.

Her appetite is near-unfathomable by all measures.

She’s the tallest and most effective tree-toppler of the bunch. She stands well over six feet tall when balancing on her hind legs, reaching for the last leaf (Picture: a clown on a tight rope).

And finally, she’s a unique and lovely, quietly cheering-from-the-sidelines, patient, sweet, independent, lead-by-example, chill-as-a-cucumber kind of a mom to her three completely ridiculous-looking and insanely cute daughters: Queens, Brooklyn, and Harlem (her youngest). I mean, what incomparable creatures!”

farmweather

farmweather:

Im a cold weather person. I am happier to wear layers of sweaters than be sweating in a tank top. BUT. This week has been just a bit too much. Luke has had to drag me out of bed to do early morning chores. And, to be honest, I let him do some of them alone this week. On top of that, even my camera has been on a it.is.too.cold.strike. So. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to introduce to you to our first goat puppet - an exact replica of Gertrude! We happen to be very lucky here at Big Picture Farm to have excellent farm sitters/goat love givers who also double as incredibly talented artists. This anatomically exact Gertrude was made by Anjie,  who is a master puppeteer when she is not helping us out. Pretty phenomenal eh? It was one of the most amazing gifts ever. 

Um, can we start a kickstarter for Anjie, because if anything ever needed to be mass-produced, it’s Big Picture Farm Goat puppets, right?

farmweather:

Im a cold weather person. I am happier to wear layers of sweaters than be sweating in a tank top. BUT. This week has been just a bit too much. Luke has had to drag me out of bed to do early morning chores. And, to be honest, I let him do some of them alone this week. On top of that, even my camera has been on a it.is.too.cold.strike. So. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to introduce to you to our first goat puppet - an exact replica of Gertrude! We happen to be very lucky here at Big Picture Farm to have excellent farm sitters/goat love givers who also double as incredibly talented artists. This anatomically exact Gertrude was made by Anjie,  who is a master puppeteer when she is not helping us out. Pretty phenomenal eh? It was one of the most amazing gifts ever. 

Um, can we start a kickstarter for Anjie, because if anything ever needed to be mass-produced, it’s Big Picture Farm Goat puppets, right?

©2011 Kateoplis