Baby fainting goat with adorable markings.

New Life on Four Oaks Farm

New life prompted a short visit to Four Oaks Farm about a month ago. Rhonda, sweet friend and resident farmer greeted me at her front door with a warm smile. “I’m in the neighborhood and popped in for a quick visit to meet your new babies,” I explained. “I’m glad you stopped by!”she replied. We had much to chat about as she led us toward the fainting goats. As we approached the pen, two babies separated from the herd and expectantly ran to the fence to see if a Rhonda had any food for them. Rejected at birth by their mamas, these bottle fed babies view Rhonda as their mama. Their cuteness factor is way off the charts!

Fainting goat babies expectantly wait at the fence.

Blue eyed baby fainting goat with adorable markings.

Fainting goat herd at Four Oaks Farm.

Fainting goat kisses.

Matilda Jane kept several steps ahead of us and pranced back and forth outside the fence.  Tilly, as she is affectionately called is relatively new to Four Oaks Farm herself. This adorable Wheaton pup wants to be in the middle of any action on the farm. You wouldn’t know she was a newbie. She carries herself like she is the queen and is the ultimate shaggy dog. She bounded through the muddy little ditch stream several times during my short visit, fully enjoying the beautiful winter day. As cute as the baby goats were, it was Tilly that stole the show.

Tilly in the horse pen.

Tilly at the horse pen fence. The barn recently got some updates due to wind damage. It’s one of my favorite features of the farm. Don’t you love the little window box? I also love the wooden cross in the horse pen.

Here comes Tilly! Thankfully she darted around me as I was leaving. Oh, to have that much energy and cuteness!

Through this friendship feature, I am happy to introduce you to my insightful, creative farm girl friend.She’s a talented gardener, photographer, designer and much more! Her husband and sons build unique structures and fence on their farm and she makes it a home. Photos of her garden and creations will be shared at a later date.

Rhonda is an exceptional writer! I’m hopeful she will respond to the prompting to write a book. Sunshine at Four Oaks Farm features her current thoughts and inspirations. When you visit her blog, expect to be encouraged as you reflect upon her words and view the world through her eyes. The Lord breathes life and beauty into her words and photographs.

Thank you Rhonda for getting me out of my writing slump, for being my bunny chore girl when we leave town, for being my current walking buddy, and for drawing me to the Lord with your insightful words.

6C6707EA-2AD1-4066-A94D-3CD8545DD91FThe daffodils and horses greet me on my last visit to Four Oaks Farm.

Grace to you








4 Responses to New Life on Four Oaks Farm

  1. Rhonda Drain March 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

    Oh your photos! Oh your words! I love them, each and and every one!

  2. Christina March 16, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

    Oh I LUV the Pics!!! The two lil goats by the fence are precious. A red barn and a rustic cross, what more does a farm need. Great pictures!

  3. Gretchen Carlson March 17, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    With snow drifts still lingering along our fence and under trees, this post gives hope that Spring is on its way! Thanks for sharing, Joanne!

  4. autumn March 18, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    Spring is in the air indeed! Ah, farm life….. I’ve become spoiled with your pictures and descriptions of culinary fare. So, what did y’all have for repast?

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