So, we got some goats! We are extremely excited. We've always wanted goats. Maybe it would be more accurate to say I, Rebekah, have always wanted goats. I grew up around my Papaw's goats, and I guess it only felt natural to assume I'd have goats of my own one day!
We found the goats in Blairsville. A sweet lady was needing to downsize her farm a bit. We visited and I was attached. So off we went, down the highway, with two goats in crates in the back of Wesley's Chevrolet Silverado (2002 mind you). We were a sight to behold.
Friedrich is a boy (the black one), and he is a Pygmy Goat. He's a bit of a flirt and likes to follow me around. He will do anything for a good scratch on his forehead. Honestly, he will do anything for food! He's a bit of a pig. He is one year old and was a bottle baby. Friedrich is a wethered male, so no babies for us (at least not yet!).
Liesl is our little girl, and she is a Nigerian Dwarf Goat. She's friendly, independent, mischievous and sly. She will find a way to destroy perfectly gathered bales of hay. But I love her in spite of her sneakiness. I'm quite fond of her and think I'll keep her around. Liesl is two years old and was also a bottle baby.
Can anyone guess my inspiration for the goats' names, Liesl and Friedrich?
The drive to Lake Conasauga is one of my favorites. From Elatse'Yi, the drive carries you through downtown Ellijay, east on 52, and north through the beautiful countryside of North Georgia. The road eventually turns into gravel (which I do not mind one bit), twists past picnic spots and waterfalls, then surprises you with this breathtaking scenery. You will definitely need to stop and take a few pictures.
Continue the drive and you will stumble upon Lake Conasauga. It's the highest lake above sea level in the state of Georgia! It's remote, it's quiet, it's lovely.
Have any you ever been to Lake Conasauga? How was your experience?