Ag Week Random Five Friday

20 Mar

National Ag Week is March 15-22 this year.  It’s  a perfect time to celebrate and thank farmers for all the great things they do.  I might have a small farm, but I am proud to help feed the world.

Sunset Fence

In an ironic twist, I took Sallie’s buck to work with me on Thursday, so he could go to his forever farm with a co-worker.  For some reason (the excuse was possible allergies), the principal was livid. He made me have my son come and take the kid away.  In the short time Jack was in the classroom, he was a great ambassador for agriculture.  I can’t count the number of students that wanted to touch him or hold him or have a picture taken with him.  He’s such a mellow, good-natured dude that he was the perfect visitor.  There were smiles and happiness all around until he was kicked out.

The Boy and Jack the goat

The Boy and Jack the goat

My wonderful son did bring him back, and after cruising around town and doing guy things at the local Chevy dealership, Jack went to his new forever farm.

Sallie & Polka Sallie Annie

Sallie & Polka Sallie Annie

Sallie’s doe is doing quite well.  Sallie’s udder is still big, but I’m hopeful she can raise her daughter.

Black doeling goat

Ag Week and babies can only mean one thing: spring!  Today is the vernal equinox.  It’s the official first day of spring.  Ostara blessings and hoping for wonderful spring weather for everyone.

Sharing with Random 5 Friday, Camera Critters, and Saturday’s Critters.


36 Responses to “Ag Week Random Five Friday”

  1. Jan March 20, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    I’m sure the kids loved seeing a baby goat! What does it hurt? Good learning as far as I’m concerned! Glad he got a new home and that Sallie & your lilttle one are fine. Spring – yes!!!! 🙂

    • Teresa March 20, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

      They did. Sallie and her girl are doing quite well!

  2. TexWisGirl March 20, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    i hope jack does well in his new place!

    • Teresa March 20, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

      He was cuddling on the couch watching tv last night. He’s going to be quite spoiled.

  3. Abrianna March 20, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

    Your pricnipal…really?! Anyway glad you were able to find a solution to the problem. Love the framing of the Sally and Polka Sally shot, as well as the cute one after that.

    • Teresa March 21, 2015 at 8:12 am #

      Thanks. I guess things have changed (and not in a good way), since I’ve taken kids to school before, and they were always welcomed.

  4. fredamans March 20, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    Happy Spring!

    • Teresa March 21, 2015 at 8:13 am #

      Thanks! Hope you’re getting wonderful spring weather as well.

  5. Margaret March 21, 2015 at 1:42 am #

    Your principle is a bit short sighted. Children can learn a lot from animals.

    • Teresa March 21, 2015 at 8:13 am #

      It really was a wonderful learning experience before he left.

  6. Gattina March 21, 2015 at 1:56 am #

    What an excellent idea to show this cute little goat in a classroom. I once had the little girl of my friend on visit and she thought that steaks grew on trees ! City children ! It’s so good that children learn about rural life and farm animals.

    • Teresa March 21, 2015 at 8:14 am #

      That’s not surprising. We are so completely removed from the food chain.

  7. Mimi Foxmorton March 21, 2015 at 5:06 am #

    Love, love the shot of Polka Sallie Annie with her mom’s ear covering her head…… So sweet! 🙂

    • Teresa March 21, 2015 at 8:14 am #

      Thanks. Sallie is a very good mom. 🙂

  8. Leovi March 21, 2015 at 6:32 am #

    That tender, delicious photos!

  9. Snap March 21, 2015 at 7:06 am #

    I think you need a new principal…. geeeze. Precious shots. Here’s to spring and babies!!!

    • Teresa March 21, 2015 at 8:15 am #

      Actually, we will be getting a new one for next year. This little one, has me ready for the rest of them coming at the end of the month!

  10. kezzela March 21, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    such a darling expressive face

    • Teresa March 21, 2015 at 10:29 am #

      They are really sweet. 🙂

  11. Alica March 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    Jack gets to watch tv?! Sounds like he hit the “jackpot”! Sorry…I just couldn’t resist. He’s quite adorable!

    • Teresa March 21, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

      He certainly has hit the ‘jackpot” with his new forever farm! 🙂 He’s a lucky buck!

  12. Pat March 21, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    What a great experience it would have been to allow Jack to stay in school. There was a story online yesterday about a couple in NYC with an orphan lamb they were fostering. People passing were amazed to see it and some had no idea what it was. Anyway, I’m glad Jack has a forever home and his sister and mom are doing well.

    • Teresa March 21, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

      I’ve never had anything but positive experiences in taking animals to work before this, but I guess, it won’t happen again. The kids that got to see him were thrilled.

  13. Valerie, Australia March 21, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    Sweet images – thank you for sharing

    • Teresa March 23, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

      My pleasure, Valerie.

  14. Eileen March 21, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    What a cutie, I would have a hard time letting any of them go! Thank you for linking up, happy weekend!

    • Teresa March 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

      It’s easier when you know they are going to a good home. 🙂

  15. Anne@gritandgiggles March 21, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    Animals and kids, the perfect combination. Your students must have loved their visitor.

    • Teresa March 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

      Yes, they did while he was there.

  16. pattisj March 21, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    I’m glad the kids got to see the kid. 🙂 Children and baby animals are so special together. I guess the principal has to be concerned for everyone, things aren’t the way they used to be in our world.

    • Teresa March 23, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

      I do miss the good old days.

  17. Gunilla March 22, 2015 at 4:30 am #

    They’re so cute! I’m not surprised that the kids loved to see Jack.

    • Teresa March 23, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

      It is a good learning experience, even if my students are in high school.

  18. Jeanne March 22, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

    That’s too bad Jack got such a poor reception from the principal on his first day at school! At least the kids liked him! He and Polka Sallie Annie are both adorable!! Great pictures!! I wish we could have a picture of Jack on the couch watching TV!!

    • Teresa March 23, 2015 at 2:15 pm #

      I’m just glad both kids are doing well. Jack will be totally spoiled, and Sallie is happy to have her little girl.

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