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.
Many, many thanks to Buttercups for keeping these amazing creatures and allowing the public to enjoy
Let yourself be free this weekend – let yourself be without a plan and just enjoy some fun. Get out there and let your worries switch off.
Enjoy yourself it’s a Saturday
All of your struggles are simply growing pains, shaping you and making you stronger and better equipped for what lies ahead.
Keep pressing on, without struggle there is no victory.
Don’t be afraid to wobble or fall when you’re finding your balance or yourself. If we never took the risk to stand upright, we would never have any adventures.
Be a lifelong student, keep taking risks and keep learning
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.
Make sure to stay nourished as the days grow shorter and colder this fall
Autumn is such a hopeful time. Keep your chin up and your shoulders back – you’ve made it this far, and that’s amazing!
Keep a pep in your step – you’re on quite the adventure!
Saturdays are great days to hang out with friends.
Rest relax and spend time with your friends
Last weekend’s harvest moon has really got me thinking about nourishment. As the seasons change, sometimes so do our priorities. The back to school vibe of September is a great time to check in and figure out what best fills you up – nutritionally, emotionally, even spiritually.
Be full of hope and gratitude this fall
Sometimes you find yourself in a hard spot, and there really isn’t much you can do except for make the best of it. Everyday there is something to keep you going, even if its as simple as the sunrise or a delicious bowl of soup.
Always remember, without rain clouds there would be no rainbows.
If you are lucky enough to find yourself a weirdo to be your friend, never ever let them go. Especially if they enjoy your unique brand of weird too.
Life is too short to be like everybody else.