1. My family got me a dslr camera for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!! Bottom line: a whole new world of photography has opened for me.
Also, this one has 16.1 megapixels where the one I've been using has only 10 - basically that means that this new camera can zoom better, take bigger, clearer photos, etc etc. SUPER EXCITED.
I don't have any fancy lenses for it at this point but I imagine that one day I'll find some...
I don't know all the tricks with it yet but tomorrow morning I plan to take it with me when I feed and mess around a bit. Maybe we'll have some fancy pictures for tomorrow afternoon.
It even has a manual focus!!
I'm all around super excited about it.
2. Hazel knows her name. It's hilarious. You say "Hazel!" to her and she'll prick her ears and look at you like "WHAT??!"
It's especially funny because Hazel has only been her name for...3 months since I got her.
Before her name was "Tone" (said "Tony") which, sorry if anyone is named that but, is ridiculous for a geriatric female goat. It makes her sound like she's part of an '80's hair band...which she does look like pre-shearing but REALLY. Or if she were born in the eighties, I could be understanding.
On the "Gosh darn you, Hazel! HAVE YOUR BABIES ALREADY." front, today her udder was a bit fuller than it was. Not a whole bunch but it was different.
I think tomorrow I'm going to have to double-blanket her. I went up to put everybody away for the night and I found Hazel and Lacey standing together with their patooties to the wind, and Hazel was shivering something awful. I don't know why she didn't go down to the shed, the poor dear was totally cold. Lacey was soaked to the bone (they both had blankets on too!) and she was acting nuts.
Luckily I had warm dry blankets for both of them which I switched them to, then fed everybody. They both were back to normal pretty fast, thankfully - silly girls!!
Atticus was the only one was was totally fine. He was also soaking wet but apparently boys don't feel it... At least, that's what HE told ME.
3. Tomorrow I'm going to the zoo again! This time with a dear lady-friend of mine. She's basically my big sister. We've been friends for years, bonded on the first day we met (not unlike llama-stamps kid/my gentleman friend! haha), go to church together every week...she's wonderful.
I'll be taking ze new camera and maybe I'll get some zoo-goat pictures for you all! Or even a picture of the baby elephant..what a thought.
We shall see, I will do my best!
ETA: Also, MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! I hope you all have had a really wonderful holiday filled with things you love - animals, family, friends, presents, food, whatever makes you feel warm fuzzies. <3 <3