A Day in the Life of Pasqualina

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about our kid Pasqualina, but rest assured she’s still around, bringing us kid love in new ways each and every day.

I’m happy to report she is doing fabulously–she’s fully weaned and is eating a combination of feed designed for weaning time, barley, and, of course, fresh grasses. And she even drinks water now. So cute!

I know, yeah yeah yeah. You want photos. Enjoy!

Pasqualina out to pasture:

Enjoying the flowers on Flickr


Where's the baby?! on Flickr

Eccola! (Here she is!)

Such a poser on Flickr

Getting sleeeeepy (YES! Goats yawn! Who knew?):

Yaaaaaaaawn on Flickr

And Pasqualina taking a little snooze before we finish our walk:

Sleeping kid on Flickr

So does she look like she’s growing?

21 Beans of Wisdom to “A Day in the Life of Pasqualina”
  1. Gil

    She definitely is growing! I never really paid much (any) attention to goats and can’t believe the personality that she shows. Your kid looks like one of those well groomed animals that the 4H and farm kids show at local agricultural fairs that we have here in the Fall.

    Gil, I’m with you–I never thought goats could be so fun, playful, and generally really good pets. She really is a pretty one, though…even if I am biased 😉

  2. Your kid is so cute. She is definitely growing.

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Someone please help me. I cannot stop eating prosciutto.

    You can’t stop eating prosciutto; Pasqualina can’t stop eating period 😉

  3. 03.31.2009

    That goat is just too doggone cute! Love the pics you post of her.

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    Glad you’re enjoying Jeni 🙂

  4. 03.31.2009

    Are goats affectionate? Does she ever butt you? Does she get along with the dogs? Just curious!

    I was just saying to P that I think she’s rather affectionate for a goat, but what do I know about goats? She butts affectionately (for now!), scratches her head, and generally plays around with us and the dogs, although honestly she and the dogs aren’t together very often. Our living arrangements right now (between two houses) just haven’t made that easy to accomplish.

  5. 03.31.2009

    Aw she’s adorable. I was wondering the same things Saretta asked…

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    Thanks Lola 🙂

  6. 03.31.2009

    Awwwwww. Soooooo cute!! I so want one of those. 🙂

    Concetta’s last blog post..Still Here…

    Well if all goes well, she *will* have babies someday….

  7. 03.31.2009

    What a Cutie Pie!!

    My Melange’s last blog post..Travel Tip Tuesday – Travel Yoga

    Thanks! She’s a keeper 🙂

  8. Tina

    Can I come live in Calabria and help you take care of Pasqualina? Does she like to have her ears scratched affectionately?

    Tina’s last blog post..Upbeat – plans for Seattle

    The ears not so much (although I repeatedly try b/c gaaah! So cute!), but scratching on the sides of her neck is always welcome 🙂

  9. 03.31.2009

    She is definately growing and just as adorable. Love the yawn picture – this strolling can be very tiring you know?

    Willym’s last blog post..We Interrupt This Blog For …

    I was actually sitting down taking a rest when she plopped down…good thing we were on the same page 🙂

  10. 03.31.2009

    What do the paesani think of you when you take the kid for a walk with the dogs?

    Actually we don’t all walk together. We have a little garden area now for Pasqualina, so we just walk from the house there and now I don’t use the leash with her since she’s fairly obedient 🙂

  11. 03.31.2009

    Okay, the yawning goat picture made my head explode with the cute. I might have to hijack it to make it my new desktop background. 🙂

    Heather’s last blog post..34 and Counting

    Her eyes look slightly creepy, but it’s still ridiculously cute, isn’t it? Feel free 🙂

  12. 03.31.2009

    The picture of her yawning is SO precious!

    The first time she yawned I had *no* idea what she was doing…I got scared that she was having some sort of weird reaction to something! Then I figured it out when she plopped down and slept shortly thereafter 😉

  13. 03.31.2009

    She’s so cute!!!!!!

    Thanks; she loves getting her photo taken as well 😉

  14. 04.01.2009

    Yep, she’s definitely becoming a big kid. 😀 But she’s still too cute for words. Tell her I said Baaaaaaaa!

    softdrink’s last blog post..Teaser Tuesday

    As I was reading your comment, she was responding! How cute!

  15. 04.01.2009

    How cute! Thank you for the photos!

    The Italian Dish’s last blog post..Daring Bakers: Spinach Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

    Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  16. 04.01.2009

    Looks like she is well taken care of… look at that great scenery she gets to enjoy.

    joe@italyville’s last blog post..Fantastic Photo

    Yeah, she definitely has some great “atmosphere” while she dines 😉

  17. 04.02.2009

    Adorable!! And great photos as well.

    Aimee’s last blog post..Mother Nature pulls a prank!

    Thanks Aimee 🙂

  18. 04.02.2009

    She’s just beautiful.

    casalba’s last blog post..Friends

    Thanks 🙂

  19. SO CUTE! I was just talking about your ‘kid’ the other day with Chris. I love getting photo updates!

    erin :: the olive notes’s last blog post..beach blanket

    Glad you enjoyed, Erin!

  20. 04.11.2009

    OMG, you have a goat? How did I not know you have a goat? SOOOOO cute! Now I want a goat! lol

    Candid Karina’s last blog post..Only The Good Friday – On Good Friday

    Hah…well this one is taken 😉

  21. 09.30.2010

    Wow, goats yawn?! We probably shouldn’t be surprised though. Dogs yawn too, and cats. Very cute pictures!

    The first time I saw her yawn I was afraid something was wrong! Then it hit me…duh….

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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