Fra Filippo Lippi. Madonna delle Rocce.
Life is Precious
When Wallpaper magazine asked Fort Standard to design a piece for their Handmade Exhibition in Milan during Salone Del Mobile, they set out to design a survival kit with the intention of creating something which looked and felt as precious as its contents. The design became largely about the packaging as it needed to be serious, yet beautiful; an object you could easily bring with you on a day hike or even keep in your car or boat but most importantly an object you would WANT to bring with you everywhere.
sol id ar ity
Why aren’t they using food fish??
Good that they are doing it, though.
I got a call from the vet. He gave her a sonogram and couldn’t find anything. Did an x-ray and couldn’t find anything. She has just developed udders about 2 months after her first breeding because, in the words of the great not-a-goat vet, “she’s a goat.” According to him, milk goats just do that sometimes when they are on grass. Except she’s not. But, whatever. She’s healthy otherwise. And has a trimmed horn. Also, it’s not real milk so I shouldn’t drink it. Bah.
So to summarize: this whole time the one I thought was pregnant wasn’t. The one I thought didn’t get knocked up was. I’m confused. Anyone have any thoughts?
what if rocks are actually soft but just tense up when we touch them?
How stoned are you right now?
Was that a fucking pun?
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, photo by jgbeck
We are eating the third garden salad of the year tonight made of greens from our house! The first was made by Katia and it was amazeballs.
Tonight’s will feature radish sprouts and turnip tops. :D
In honor of Children’s Book Week, here’s a photo of an awesome kid.
Every kid should have this picture taken of them.
Go out of your way to read banned books. As if you could resist…
I read banned books. They are the best books!
The little Lily goat STILL hasn’t kidded. I took her to the vet today for an exam to see what the heck her deal is and to have her scur horn trimmed. I was planning to have her horn trimmed after she kidded because last time they anesthetized her. But she still hasn’t popped and her horn is now poking her in the eyebrow.
I took her in knowing that she would be the last animal seen, both because she is a goat being seen by a horse and cow doctor, and because we didn’t have an appointment. There are no goat or sheep vets in town that I know of and this guy, though he is not my first choice, is the only one I know that will see them. So, I dropped her off and left. They said dr would call when she was ready. At 4:30 I went to check on her and they said she wouldn’t be ready till tomorrow. Huh. Either he just never got to her or he maybe induced her? I’m hoping for the second one.
The receptionist chick was no help. She didn’t know dick. She even scowled when I came in saying I was the one with the goat.