Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Bunnies

I am only eight months old so obviously I still enjoy milk. But I have noticed lately that my mother has gotten much shorter and when I go to get the milk sometimes I can't quite fit under her and she actually goes up in the air like if you picked up a wheelbarrow. Because she is so short I guess. It's kind of odd, I used to fit all the way under there.

I hope she doesn't get too much shorter because it's a little bit inconvenient.

Today was Easter here and it was supposed to be a holiday with nothing on the schedule and the farmer was going to go and hunt for some morels because it is morel season. So the farmer did the chores and milked everybody and then went to feed the bucket babies and then heard some high-pitched distant baby screaming.

"What the goodness," said the farmer, and counted the triplets. Two sets makes six. One, two, three, four, five, six.

"What the goodness," said the farmer. Well, maybe it was Abbie and Amarillo, Moldy's twins, yelling about something. Just then they ran silently past. The baby screaming continued.

"What the goodness," said the farmer, looking around like a beagle at a foxhunt.

Maddy had gone behind the barn into the muddiest mud pit on the farm where the tractor even got stuck and had a set of twins three days ahead of schedule. Both were covered with mud and yelling angrily. Maddy was gazing into the distance in puzzlement, perhaps considering updating her Facebook page.

She tiptoed discreetly away from the two little babies as they tried to advance toward her.

The farmer came and got them out of the mud.

"Two little easter bunnies," said the farmer. "No morels."

9 comments :

Cathy said...

The morel of the story:
Two muddy babies in the hand are worth more than a fungus in the forest.

Oh, I am so sorry. I had to do it. I am sure I am not the only one who can't pass up a pun, no matter how bad.

Terry said...

Too funny. Did they look like chocolate Easter bunnies? I'm thinking that some chocolate names would be very cute :)

Melodie said...

Will they have Easter names...like Hippity Hoppity or Jelly Bean?

goatgirl said...

That's what I like about farming. You never know what you're going to find. Happy Easter.

Marigold said...

I like 'Cathy' ... snicker ...

Millie said...

I thought my Joe was pushing it still nursing at six months old. What a wonderful Easter surprise. It could only be topped if you had a goose or duck hatch babies too.

Bennett from PA said...

Morel likely to be more trouble than their worth if you ask this Old Goat. Easter is so embarrassing. Babies in the mud for you. Yellow rabbit ears and a yellow ribbon for me. I'd rather play in mud than wear those 'diculous rabbit ears. And that yellow ribbon. My farmer just smiles and says "Oh Bennett - you look like a Peep!" Oy-umph!

Child Of God said...

That happens to us all the time! We never seem to know when our babies are due...so we have a lot of surprises on our farm! Congratulations Maddy - and on Easter of all days! :)

Claire said...

Awwww....chocolate goat bunnies...how sweet is that!