Goats, Coats, and Soaps

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As promised when I posted this sweet photo of a new baby goat, here is the ‘rest of the story’ about goats, coats, and soaps.

Back in January, I spent a fun weekend with my friend and her sister Tracy. We have a lot in common, especially our love of knitting and goats. I learned that baby goats were soon to be born on Tracy’s farm, and with the wild and unpredictable winter-spring weather, she was knitting them ‘goat coats’ to keep them warm and protected. So I had to join in.

Baby Goat Coats

I volunteered to try knitting a baby goat coat, roughly in the shape of a dog coat, in approximately a ‘large puppy’ size.

I started off knitting the neck. That was the easy part.

Knitting a Goat Coat

So far, so good.

Since I did not have a puppy nearby to model and gauge my progress, I used my cat Barnie to check the fit of the growing goat coat.

Goat Coat on Barnie

Barnie is a hairy beast and was a little confused as to why I might be knitting him a wool sweater, but he was a good sport.

I finished the goat coat, but was in a hurry to mail it, so I didn’t get a final photo. I told Tracy that I was afraid the coat would be too small. But…it was a good learning experience anyway.

Then she sent me this photo, right after this baby goat was born.

Baby Goat Wearing His Coat

The goat coat fit! I was so pleased to see this photo.

And then this…

Baby Goat Running in Coat

I can barely stand the cuteness. Look at that sweet face. Those ears!  *love*

Goat Milk Soap

Tracy’s goats live the good life on green pastures and lots of love. And Tracy makes the most wonderful goat milk soap. Delicious scents and so moisturizing. I have tried several now and love them all. ❤

You can try out her soaps too! They can be found in Tracy’s Etsy store and web site store.