Thursday, April 17, 2014

Three Things Thursday

1. Today Superman aka my Dad turns the big 60!  Best Dad ever, I am such a lucky girl to have him for my Poppa. He is probably sitting on a tractor today getting the spring crops seeded into the ground.
 He set the bar really high for what I expected in a man.  I did do a pretty good job finding one. I knew my husband had to drive a pickup truck, be tall, strong, mechanic on my car, be from a ranching back ground, like cows, want to live out of town and want to raise our kids in the western lifestyle and just overall be a good person.  Also have a sense of humor.  There were other things of course.  I really did try to date some "city" boys but it never felt right.

One of the best things about growing up on the ranch was "getting" to help on it all the time so I grew up spending a lot of time working with my Dad.  I didn't always appreciate it at the time when my friends were off doing fun things, but now I wouldn't trade it for the world.  So many lessons learned that have carried me through my life.

Happy Birthday Poppa!  

2. Easter goats. Yep there is such a thing because my kids are getting kids of their own for Easter from their Grandpa (my husbands dad) They were just weaned and are freaking cute.  Not too sure what we will do with them.

Not sure the kids can use them for 4-H projects since they aren't dairy goats (they are boys) and pretty sure they would object to raising them for meat  and those are the two options.
I have been learning a lot about goats though, like 65% of the red meat consumed in the world is goat meat and the US imports a lot of goat meat to meet demand. Maybe we will start raising goats!


3. I felt like a found some mojo back yesterday.  see happy sweaty face selfie!
Yoga, elliptical, two short intense strength workouts and I worked on my pullups/chinups.  YAY for mojo back!

Ever had goat meat? Not me!  I would try it just to try it though, can't be all bad if that many people eat it.


16 comments:

  1. Goat meat? Nope.. never... I'm a vegetarian & after seeing that picture of that precious goat, that's exactly why I can't eat meat :)

    Happy Birthday to your daddy! I'm a daddy's girl so I know how special it is to have a great dad in your life.

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  2. Those goats are freaking adorable. I want one! Our friends have goats that they use to clear their land instead of mowing. Bungee always wants to go play with them. They don't seem so keen, so it's a good thing they are fenced in.

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  3. Your relationship with your dad is so special - what a blessing :) .

    Not a fan of anything goat - goat's milk, goat's milk yoghurt, goat's milk cheese - it all has a very goaty smell...!

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  4. I love that picture of you and your Dad!!! Happy birthday Big Poppa!!!

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  5. your dad is so young! I"m always hesitant to try new meats- to this day i still have never had deer, lamb, elk. I had duck for the first time ever this past summer. Baby steps

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  6. Aww, Happy birthday to your dad! Love the goats, they look so cute. I've never had goat meat. I can't eat animals that I find adorable.

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  7. I have never tried goat meat, I don't think;) Happy B'day to your dad!

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  8. I'm don't eat much meat, but I've tasted goat meat. I love kefir and goat cheese though, I get the fresh milk from a friend. Do you like goat's milk kefir or cheese?

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  9. I don't know about goat meat, but I like goat cheese! Happy birthday to your dad! Love the wedding pic - what a gorgeous bride!

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  10. Love the pic with your dad. So beautiful. Those are some darn cute goats and as a matter of fact I've had goat meat. Huge in Puerto Rico. Pretty tasty but not sure if I could goats that I named...lol.

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  11. Never had goat meat but I did have ice cream made with goats milk and it was yummy! Happy birthday to your dad!

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  12. What a great list! And in response to yesterday's post, please keep blogging! I haven't been reading for long, but look forward to your posts. :) Also, I was nominated for a Liebster award. My answers to 10 questions will post to my blog tomorrow. I needed to nominate more people. I have not "connected" with a lot of other bloggers, but chose to nominate you. Hope you'll check it out!

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  13. I love baby goats, they way they jump and kick. Sorry, cannot imagine eating one although I do like goat's milk cheeses. Happy Birthday to your handsome DADDY!

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  14. Those goats are so cute I can hardly stand it! Love the wonderful things you wrote about your dad. I don't think I've ever had goat meat but I love lamb. I wonder if it's similar in taste.

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  15. Kid goats are the cutest ever. When I was little, my parents raised sheep and goats, and playing with the little goats was the most fun, so it's cool that your kids get that experience. I've never eaten goat but I doubt I'd like it... I can't stand goat milk or goat cheese.

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  16. What a sweet post...happy birthday to your Poppa :) and what a beautiful bride! I am vegetarian so I can't imagine I'll every try goat lol We always joke my hubby eats enough meat for both of us.

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