19 comments on “Milking

  1. gemma says:

    Better to milk a goat than carry one
    especially in Arizona summer.

  2. Very good that one – still going on, real or not…in the mind, yes..

  3. pritilisa says:

    LOL Gemma!

    Poor Rosie,
    where are her kids?

  4. 4joyjoanne says:

    hope she is still being milked! Funny to read of summer memories when we’ve hardly had a Spring….

  5. God job – i wrestled with this one ..

  6. JazzBumpa says:

    all goats go to heaven


  7. WabiSabi says:

    Sounds like fond dreams of childhood on a farm. I can only relate to my own childhood dreams of reading about living on a farm!

    Holy Anthem

    • I didn’t grow up on a farm, although my mother did—and she hated it! When I left home, I ended up being a hippie farmer for, oh, twenty years or so. Now I’m a sort-of respectable citizen, but I still miss having goats around. They are wondrous creatures. If you ever get a chance to get close to one, look in its eyes. The eyes were what enchanted me from the onset.

      • WabiSabi says:

        You just reminded me of the only eye contact I’ve ever had with a goat. I bring a beloved little boy to the barn at the local (city)zoo where he squeals with delight when feeding the goats. I have made eye contact with them, exhorting them with a silent look, to be gentle with the little boy! They understand.
        God’s Laughing Face

  8. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    This haiku is a little pastoral gem!

    Notes of Gold

  9. rebecca says:

    seriously did i ever tell you i had a goat named rosie?

    • Really, really, really? Then we have one more thing in common! The Rosie-goat in this haiku is not a figment of my imagination: She was one of the first three goats I ever kept, along with Jenny and Malcom.

  10. jrbsays says:

    Rosie goat
    milk the moments with
    warm hands

  11. siggiofmaine says:

    City girl here, with farming relatives…love the conversation…you all made my day ☺
    Love the haiku, that started the string of conversation…I’m sure she is in goat heaven butting heads with angels.☺


  12. siggiofmaine says:

    Smiles .. 🙂 ❤

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