Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Little Sunshine

Hi everyone, hope you all had a terrific Friday the 13th!  I've got a little card to share tonite made with Amy Matte's Designs "Happy" Digital Clip Art Kit

I decided to play along with Mojo Monday's Challeng 190:


I was also inspired by the new Blog Hop and ChallengePolkadot Door Designs.


And this week's Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World - Skirting The Issue:


Here is my card:


My cardstock is Papertrey Ink.  I used Crate Paper and Echo Park Patterned Papers.  My sentiment and flower are "Happy" Digital Clip Art from Amy Matte's Designs.  I used my Fiskars scalloped punch and a Crate Paper Button. 

Now on to a little farming news.  We recently moved two of our Pygmy (or miniature) Goats to a different pasture.  They are two of our weirder goats, Babe and her daughter Corky.  Our Pygmy goats tend to be a little on the strange side.  We've had Babe for at least 8 years and Corky was born on the farm, but they still aren't crazy about humans.  Since we moved them, Babe and Corky like to sit on top of the mountain in the pasture and refuse to come down to eat and drink.  Here's a picture of Corky:


Now keep in mind that Corky doesn't come to my knees she is so tiny, but she is strong and when in danger she goes into "flight or fight" mode!  So Hubs and I decided it would be a good idea to climb the mountain and pack her down (ok maybe that was my idea and he agreed to shut me up)....what a genious idea!  First we had to catch her and she decided to "flight" and got tangled in our woven wire fence.  After we extracted her from the wire Hubby got her front legs and horns and I got her two back legs...Then we began the climb.   Half way down my feet slipped out from under me and I went tumbling.  I still hurt from my waste down and I've moaned and groaned all day! Luckily no goats were hurt in this incident.

Tonite on the phone I was explaining what happened to Mom and she said "Amber you are a tom boy".  Like that's a bad thing!  I don't think anyone has ever called me a tom boy before, not sure what to think about it....will put it in the back of my brain to think about at a later date.  So Hubs dragged Corky on down to the water and feed.  She then proceeded to take one drink and a few bites of food and ran right back up the mountain. 

So let this be a lesson to everyone, you can't change a goats mind!  Don't hurt yourself for it!  Here I was picturing her being forever greatful to us because we showed her where the nice cool city water was, but I was wrong.  Lesson learned the hard way!  Will keep you posted on the Babe & Corky Saga.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Annette said...

Beautiful card Amber, I love the Sunshine wording! Corky is so cute! Hope your feeling better from your tumble, I can imagine what a struggle it must have been to get Corky to the water, at least she got a few bites and a little water in her belly. My sister has three goats and they all have minds of their own and always run away from anyone except for her because she has the food! Hope you have a great weekend!

yyam said...

Awww...how adorable is your card! And Corky! :)

I love the fun happy colors!

Polka Dot Door Designs said...

Adorable card, so happy and fun!

Cath said...

Hey Amber! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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