Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Meet Nicholas

Nicholas is eight years old. He is the reason behind our goat farm and my health and nutrition hobby. When he was weaned from breastmilk, I realized that we were going to have a problem. It seemed that he was allergic to milk, among other foods. So, to make a long story short I began studying health, foods, nutrition and herbs...and we got dairy goats! Nicholas has been a picture of good health ever since...almost. He is very good about watching what he eats when he is not at home. This kid is a bundle of energy. He loves to be outdoors and is a great help when it comes to chores. In fact, he actually enjoys hard work. He loves animals, especially dogs and ducks, and has thought about becoming a vet someday. He also has plans to be a duck farmer. He wants to market feather beds, pillows and other bedding made with organic duck feathers. For his birthday last year he was given two ducklings. He named them Drake and Jemima Puddleduck. He later changed Jemima's name to Jake Puddleduck when Jemima failed to lay eggs for him. He'll try again this year. He also likes to play soccer. His favorite color is yellow and his favorite food is lasagna. He enjoys watching old western t.v. shows like The Lone Ranger and The Rifleman. He is also a huge fan of The Andy Griffith Show. He likes to read from the Pathway Readers, which are stories about Amish families. When we first moved out here he thought he would like to be Amish. So, our neighbor gave him a straw hat. Well, when a storm took our power out for a couple of days he quickly changed his mind about being Amish. He has since decided that he does want to live on a farm all his life, but with electricity and indoor plumbing! Nicholas is a very talented artist, as well. The children began taking piano lessons this year and they are enjoying them very much but Nicholas would also like to learn to play the banjo. (His dog is named Banjo.) We'll see.

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