Saturday, August 11, 2012

Meant to Be


About a month ago I heard through the grapevine that the local zoo might be interested in getting some baby goats from me for their petting farm. I gave them my contact information and waited to hear from them. We were really excited to have a couple of our babies at the zoo. It is a wonderful facility where they would get top-notch care and my family could go there and see all the children enjoying them. My son and daughter-in-law happened to be here when Snaps was just born so they got busy holding and socializing him for a life at the zoo. It's a tough job but someone had to do it.

Then I never heard back from the zoo. I called and talked to a very nice lady and told her what I'd heard. I just needed an answer so I could move on with finding them a home if they weren't interested. She said she would talk to the keeper and someone would get right back to me. They didn't.

So I decided I'd waited long enough and put my last two babies of the season, Spots and Snaps, up for sale together.

Enter Jennifer who grew up with goats and is starting a new preschool called Rooster Valley Farm School. She had been searching a long time for the two perfect wethers for her little farm. She came out yesterday with two of her children, Jack and Eleanor, to meet the goats. My goats loved them. Especially Snaps. All the holding that Kyle and Stephanie did was rewarded in spades.
Naturally Jennifer and her children were thrilled that the zoo had not taken them and they could buy them for their school.

If I had a preschooler...and lived in Snoqualmie...I would be happy to have him or her spend the day with this wonderful sweet kind lady and a couple of funny little wethers named Snaps and Spots.

I said it before and I'll say it again....

                  I meet the nicest people selling goats!

6 comments:

Barbee' said...

What a charming story!

edenhills said...

I'm glad they've found a great forever farm.

Marigold said...

And that's because goat people are just very nice people!

petoskystone said...

Yea!

Tricia said...

Hi! I am Jennifer's business partner,Tricia. I too am so excited about the goats for our school. I can't wait to accompany Jen out to visit the goats (because I don't think Jen could possibly go without seeing them again before pick up time in September! Jen has talked about how absolutely perfect these two goats are and how wonderful Wendy is. Thank you for such a sweet blog post! But really, no, really...Jen cannot stop talking about the goats. Ha ha ha! She loves them and I know I will too, and our students as well. We are so happy to welcome our first "kids" to Rooster Valley Farm School (pun intended :)

goatgirl said...

Nice to meet you, Tricia. I enjoyed every minute of Jennifer's visit and hope you both come out and visit the boys really soon. I have been busy leash training Spots for you.