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On Mother’s Day, we traveled over the mountain put up a pen for my mom for her expectant mother goats. Gilbert came along with us. He was not much help with the pen. All he wanted to do was play with the animals. Poor Gilbert. Most of the animals were not all the interested in playing with him.

Ostrich

Ostrich

Gilbert couldn’t get the ostrich’s attention at all. She was completely uninterested in playing with him.

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Gilbert with a peachick

The peachick (baby peacock) wasn’t too sure about hanging out with Gilbert.

Bob the calf

Bob the calf

Gilbert really liked Bob, but Bob wasn’t really interested in hanging out with him either.

Sweet little kid

Sweet little kid

The kid(baby goat) was happy to cuddle with Gilbert. He was happy to have found a friend. He spent the day trying to get to know so many animals, most of them wouldn’t even let him get close enough to get his picture taken with them. I’m glad he found a friend at last.

 

 

 

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Happy Spring! It is windy and pretty cold here at Woodland Whimsy this first morning of spring. Happily, we’ve had a couple of weeks of lovely spring like weather that allowed us to have our barbeque on St. Patrick’s Day. Today we’ll see how it all turned out.

Barbeque Sauce

Barbeque Sauce

The ribs are almost completely done cooking. It’s time for Gilbert to add the barbeque sauce.

Applying the sauce

Applying the sauce

“It is important to wait until the end so the sauce doesn’t burn.” explained Gilbert.

Veggie Kabobs

Veggie Kabobs

Gilbert put the vegetable kabobs on the grill while the barbeque sauce cooked into the meat. “You have to have some balance in your diet. I love vegetables.”

Cutting up the ribs

Cutting up the ribs

Gilbert helped cut the ribs up for easy serving.

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Dinner is served

“Look at all the yummy food!” said Gilbert happily.

First serving

First serving

“This looks really good, but I’m going to want more food than this.” giggled Gilbert.

Full!

Full!

I have to tell you that I couldn’t believe how much Gilbert ate. He didn’t help with clean up, he just fell asleep next to his plate after this photo was taken.

I hope you like Gilbert. You can see more of my work at www.woodlandwhimsy.com it has links to all my other pages.

 

 

 

 

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Gilbert went to my mom’s farm with me on Saturday to help plant some trees and repair some critter pens. Sadly, we were way too busy to get photos taken. So Gilbert helped us grill our awesome dinner on Sunday. He reminded me that photos are important if I want to blog about something. I know corned beef would have been a bit more traditional as a Saint Patrick’s Day dinner, but we grilled ribs and veggie kabobs instead.

Seasoning

Seasoning

The first step in really great ribs is to season the meat. We did it the easy way this time and used a prepared seasoning. We often make our own.

Wrapped in foil

Wrapped in foil

Then it needs to be wrapped in foil.

Needs more

Needs more

“Hey!” exclaimed Gilbert, “I need some more foil.” The ribs need to be completely covered with the foil.

All covered

All covered

“That’s better.” said Gilbert in a satisfied voice. “Now we need to put them in the refrigerator until closer to time to cook.” Into the ‘fridge the ribs go. They rest in the refrigerator until about an hour before cooking.

On the Grill

On the Grill

Gilbert helped put the foil wrapped ribs on the grill. “Make sure the grill is on low,” advised Gilbert. “We don’t want to burn them.” The ribs grill on low for an hour or so.

Off with the foil

Off with the foil

After the ribs had grilled for a bit over an hour, Gilbert took off the foil and put the ribs directly on the grill.

No more foil

No more foil

The ribs cook directly on the grill (still on low) until the start to feel stiff when you pick them up with the tongs.

Ready for sauce

Ready for sauce

“They are ready for barbeque sauce! Let’s get it put on.” urged Gilbert.

Finishing up and the very best part, eating, will be featured in the next blog post. As always, you can see more of my work on my web page(which links to my other pages) www.woodlandwhimsy.com

 

 

 

 

 

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