Goats

More waiting.  First, I took the second car in for it’s scheduled service.  No problems found and a shorter wait.  In future, I’ll try to remember not to go on a Monday.  But, while waiting I sketched the reader sitting next to me.

Also on the theme of “waiting”:   I’d received a letter on Friday that a herd of goats would be arriving to mow down the blackberry bramble.  Our home borders the bramble and I am pleased that every 2 years the Home Owners Association has it removed.  Every other year it has been done by bull dozer.  So I’ve been waiting for the goats to arrive.  On Monday the fence was installed.

On Tuesday, the goats still had not been delivered when I left for the dealership.  But when I returned they were there!  I wonder whether they can really eliminate all those blackberry bushes in just a week….. the gully runs at least a 100 feet and is covered up to the edges of the houses with blackberry.

So, of course, I had to do a quick sketch… quick because they were moving around.  I also couldn’t get very close to them.  By the time I was ready to sketch, they’d all moved into the ravine.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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