Sunday, June 25, 2006

Twenty-Two Years

The Farmer and I have been married twenty-two years this weekend. We here in this marraige aren't much for gift-giving. We tend towards the practical.

So, how's this for practical?

Four Boer Goats for him. That's them right here at the left. Right now, their names are Twenty-four, Twenty-five, Twenty-six, and Twenty-seven. Does anyone have any ideas to do better?

And I got a giant dump truck load of rotted sheep manure.



The Romance never stops.

22 comments:

togbean said...

How about Trip, Trap, Billy and Gruff!! HA!
Practical married people are great - my 10th - in May - passed without either of us noticing because we were focused on our celebration of it which was to happen in June.I got a new book(some knit wear and stichery design lady) and he got a set of screw removers.
Congrats on 22 years!

Jean said...

eenie, meenie, minie, mo just popped into my head!

Anonymous said...

Well, you know what I would say.

Ferris

Connie said...

How about Love, Honor and Obey? Oh, that's only 3....add Fidelity.

Anonymous said...

I think Moe, Larry, Curley and Shemp would be cool names. Can you guess that I'm a guy?

Carla said...

I had no idea that 22 was the goat and manure anniversary! I'll have to consult the Hallmark web page more often to keep up on this kind of thing.

I have a goat name for you. I have been saving it for many years but, since it looks unlikely that I will have goats, I will give it to you: Anaximander. He was a Greek philosopher ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaximander ). I encountered him in a university course years ago, and it struck me at once that this was a perfect name for a goat.

I think that Rataxis (a rhinoceros from the Babar stories) might go well with Anaximander.

Happy anniversary!

Wendi said...

That's funny!

HVM said...

that's some beautiful manure- truly worth its weight in gold!

Anonymous said...

How about Mocha, Latte, Espresso and Capuchino as they all look sort of cafe au lait flavored.

Michele

Elizabeth said...

I didn't know The 22nd Anniversary was goat.
I'm pretty sure that "manure" is not in the Hallmark registry for these sorts of things either. What a laugh. Hope you have a ..erm, a nice dinner to celebrate all that earthy togetherness.

Kathy said...

I bought my husband a "gorgeous" composter for father's day!

Cher said...

Aww. I must be sick in the head: I think that's sweeter than anything "fancy."

stacey said...

Name them

Huey, Dewy, Louie and Fred

:oP

KarenK said...

I was going to suggest Wynken, Blynken, Nod & Todd, but I *love* the coffee names!

Siri said...

Now THAT is some gifting I can appreciate. Black Gold must be the Hallmark Black Gold 22nd anniversary gift.

Monica said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! It's like the old days when wives brought goats into the marriage as part of their dowries.

Donna S. said...

Awwww! He is too good to you!!

Chef Messy said...

Haha, I LOVE it. Gifts that make great stories are truly the very best!

jemima bean said...

Ooh, pretty goats too! (poo pile ain't bad either).

Names...how bout Imelda, Ivana, Antoinette, and Evita...

Ace said...

Ican't believe all those comments. I think I have the craziest daughter ever. My vote is for the coffee names. That's pretty cute. And by the way I do wish you and Mark a happy anniversary and hope that wedded bliss brings you twenty two more years of animals and good sheep manure. What could be better. Mom

Ace said...

Ican't believe all those comments. I think I have the craziest daughter ever. My vote is for the coffee names. That's pretty cute. And by the way I do wish you and Mark a happy anniversary and hope that wedded bliss brings you twenty two more years of animals and good sheep manure. What could be better. Mom

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