Seize the opportunity to enjoy the sunny days. A few moments outside to soak in some vitamin D can be a welcome and refreshing interruption to your day.
There is a definite chill in the air as the world slips deeper into autumn. The days are growing shorter and shorter and the winds have a bit of a bite. Make sure to wear lots of cozy layers! Just make sure those jumpers and cardigans aren’t made of mohair – remember our friends the Angola goats. Be kind to our curly caprine friends and choose plant-based fabrics instead.
Every situation you find yourself in can have a positive spin. For example, you might find yourself surrounded by mud after a rainy autumn afternoon. Mud could make a big mess or it could be a fabulous opportunity to squish around.
I completely forgot to celebrate Goat of the Day’s first birthday, which occurred on October 1st. I am a bit stunned that I have managed to carry on posting my goat photographs everyday for now over a year! The majority of these goats I have had the pleasure of meeting and photographing in person, with a few exceptions of when friends have met and photographed goats and sent them along, and a few famous goat portraits that float around the internet.
This feat would not have been possible without my friends who think of me when they see goats, nor would it have been possible without my partner who has patiently driven me to places where goats reside, or accompanied me to events where we will happen upon goats and who supports my daily habit. Also, this blog would not be possible without my mother who generously gave me my camera that has been hard at work photographing goats since the summer of 2019. I am also grateful to all of those people who read this blog, for whatever reason, who like the posts and give me a follow. I hope to continue to provide pictures of goats with good vibes for at least a while longer. To that end, I revisited one of my most favourite places in all of the England, Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats. I urge you if you ever find yourself in southern England to spend an afternoon among the friendly goats in their caprine utopia.
Gather round and share a meal with friends. Autumn is a time for harvest and what better way to celebrate than enjoying a feast.
Depending on where you are, the autumn is a wonderful time to enjoy seasonal foods. Of course, there are pumpkins aplenty, but also beets, rocket (arugula), spinach, cabbage and sweet potatoes – all of which lend themselves to delicious, nourishing meals. Take care of yourself from the inside out – and sweet potatoes and pumpkin especially are wonderful fillers for one of my favourite fall foods – PIE.
The goat pictured below is Harriet, who is friends with Cindy, yesterday’s goat. They live happily together on my friend Pippa’s farm.
Autumn is such a hopeful time. Keep your chin up and your shoulders back – you’ve made it this far, and that’s amazing!
I hope that whenever you are you get to enjoy some amazing sunny autumn afternoons.
Summer is over and it is officially autumn! Today is the autumn equinox when day and night are roughly equal in length. To celebrate here is a baby Nigerian dwarf goat sent to me via my friend Kyla all snuggly and ready for colder temps.
Today is an exceptional day. First, it is Friday the Thirteenth. Second, it is a full moon, specifically the Harvest Moon. It is called the Harvest Moon as it is the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal Equinox. In addition, it is also a micro moon, which means that the moon is positioned at its apogee, its most distant point away from the Earth along its orbit. Full moons are wondrous times to sit back and reflect, let go of what no longer serves you, and the harvest is the best time to gather together what nourishes you and leave the rest.