Thanks to those that have inquired about my poor kids left in the pasture by their maas. I’m very glad my mom and I found and brought both kids that were left in the pasture up and have their moms shut in. Last night was the first time in ages I hadn’t had to make several trips to pasture to look for kids. That was a huge relief.
I do think Sandy is getting revenge for being left in the pasture for twenty-four hours with no company and only a moment or two to nurse. She has hardly been in the pen with her maa since we brought them up. Even when they are laying close together, there’s a fence between them. It’s driving Blaze crazy, but I personally think she deserves it.
We’ve had some really hot weather with heat indexes above 110* F. It’s supposed to continue for several days. I know on days like this, I prefer to sit in the house and take advantage of the air conditioning rather than track down kids. What do the goats do when it’s so hot? Well, they leave their kids in the barnyard when they go out to eat. When they come back from pasture, they are panting.
When they start coming back, that’s my cue to get all fresh water in the buckets, pools and tubs. The first thing they want to do is get a drink, even though their kids have a different idea.
When they are up in the barnyard and have had their drinks and fed their kids, some just lounge outside under the shade tree.
Indie and Sherman are certainly relaxed.
Mary thinks it’s the perfect opportunity to grab a little “Maa and Me” time
while the boys snooze in the sun.
Meg prefers to stay in the shade of the barn, but she’s smart to stay by the open door to catch a breeze.
Cutie thinks the old gate makes the perfect place to prop her head.
Myson says it’s time to use the fence to scratch, scratch, scratch.
Victoria says she’ll just put off giving birth until it cools down some. I certainly hope she doesn’t. I’d prefer she had her kid before bed tonight. (I like my sleep.)
Some little goats think it’s perfect weather for playing!
Bullseye is trying to stay cool by laying on the concrete floor of the barn.
It doesn’t seem to be working. They are all pretty hot. Hope you all manage to stay cool if you are experiencing this horrible heat.