On a Really Hot Day

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.

Blaze and Sandy

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.

Sandy and Blaze

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.

“It’s hot out there! Please, get me some water,” says Vixen

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.

Kizzy and her triplets

When they are up in the barnyard and have had their drinks and fed their kids, some just lounge outside under the shade tree.

Amos and Pebbles

Indie and Sherman are certainly relaxed.

Indie and Sherman

Mary thinks it’s the perfect opportunity to grab a little “Maa and Me” time

Mary and Kizzy

while the boys snooze in the sun.

Paul and Peter

Meg prefers to stay in the shade of the barn, but she’s smart to stay by the open door to catch a breeze.

Meg

Cutie thinks the old gate makes the perfect place to prop her head.

Cutie

Myson says it’s time to use the fence to scratch, scratch, scratch.

Myson

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.)

Victoria

Some little goats think it’s perfect weather for playing!

Nancy and Buck

Bullseye is trying to stay cool by laying on the concrete floor of the barn.

Bullseye

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.

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48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara F.
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 17:34:10

    I am glad you found the kids and they were safe. Love the photos as always. This heat is rough on everyone, human and animals. I stay mostly indoors with the a/c, and pray for no power outages. I pray for the people dealing with those terrible fires in Colorado and Utah. xo

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    • Teresa
      Jun 28, 2012 @ 18:01:35

      I can’t imagine how horrible it would be to deal with something like those fires in this heat. Hopefully, we’ll get some rain in these areas soon.

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  2. Rose
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 17:41:05

    Oh, my, Bullseye is adorable! I always enjoy checking in here.

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  3. TexWisGirl
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 17:48:36

    i started adding electrolytes to my horses’ feed this week as our temps have been over 100 this week and they’re sweating. poor things…

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    • Teresa
      Jun 28, 2012 @ 18:03:36

      I hate that I just can’t put air conditioning in the barn. I did bring Meg in the house one year when the heat was so hard on her. Hope you all stay safe in the heat.

      Reply

  4. Marigold and the Goatmother
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 18:02:20

    Mary is pretty like Bonnie! I don’t envy your heat. Even with no hair, I still get way too hot. :)

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    • Teresa
      Jun 28, 2012 @ 18:05:25

      Hope you are doing well (and don’t get sunburn). It is hard on the animals, but we’ve had a breeze, and I keep getting fresh clean water for them.

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  5. Carletta
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 18:09:33

    Your kids sure are photogenic!

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  6. Alica
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 18:16:55

    I hope you get heat relief soon! We’re to be getting it in the next few days…yuck!

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    • Teresa
      Jun 28, 2012 @ 18:18:53

      There is not really much relief in the next week~90s all the way through and very few chances of rain. :-( I’m going to hope we will at least get a pop up shower to help us out.

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  7. Pat
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 18:18:45

    Cutie, resting her head against the gate, is so adorable! I love all your photos.

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  8. Janis
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 20:26:18

    Guess you can say it’s the lazy hazy daze of summer with this intense heat! Great pics of the kids…hope they can stay cool enough!

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  9. magicalmysticalteacher
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 22:28:25

    For the goats and for people, I hope the hot weather moderates somewhat!

    Sky & Fence

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  10. the_talon@ymail.com
    Jun 28, 2012 @ 23:54:56

    Teresa, not only are your goats gorgeous and full of personality, but your photos capture them so beautifully.

    We’re into another hot, heavy, humid spell and it’s horrible. I can take the heat, but the humidity leaves me limp. It’s supposed to stick around until Sunday, but I’m hoping Mother Nature has some fresh air up her sleeve and will share sooner than that.

    Hope Victoria either delivered this evening or holds off until morning! :)

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    • Teresa
      Jun 29, 2012 @ 07:36:44

      We’re actually getting a bit or rain right now. It’s so needed, but I also know it’s just going to keep us very humid. Hope you get some relief.

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  11. Hanne Bente
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 02:15:09

    Oh, how cute pictures you show. Wishing you a good weekend :)

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  12. Meggie
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 03:53:59

    Love the one titled “Cutie”

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  13. Linda
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 04:50:34

    Each of them has such a different personality, it seems! I love seeing the photos of them – glad you found all the kids! We saw some the other day, standing on top of their igloo houses…cute!

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  14. Jen
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 08:01:35

    Love all the wonderful pics… looks like everyone is doin good stayin cool. Its hot here too. I made sure all the animals have nice cool water to drink, they mostly stay in the shade right now… dont blame em.

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  15. Coloring Outside the Lines
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 08:10:35

    A perfect way to cool off- just lazin around. I hope the temps cool in your area soon. We are pushing 100 every day here and it is crazy!

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  16. Beth - VA
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 09:47:48

    mary & kizzy got me this week. so cute. (:

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  17. Elaine
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 14:24:12

    You do have the most adorable goats and kids. I hope you get some cooler, fresher weather soon.

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  18. Candy C.
    Jun 29, 2012 @ 17:49:37

    I hope you and all the critters stay cool in the miserable heat. It’s hot here too, but at least it’s a DRY heat! ;)

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  19. faye
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 00:41:38

    This heat makes it extra challenging to take care of your animals, I’m sure. Hope you’re able to keep them safe, especially the young ones. They are just endearing.

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  20. Marie
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 00:44:29

    Poor little hot goats! Great photos!

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  21. Eileen
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 08:41:14

    I do love seeing all your goats and their kids. They are so cute. Glad they little ones were safe and I hope the heat doesn’t bother them too much. Stay cool and have a great weekend.

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  22. Hootin' Anni
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 10:20:09

    Sweetness through and through. I especially like Mary and Kizzy.

    I’m a bit CRABBY today

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  23. SichtBar
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 10:32:01

    Thats really too hot for animals and humans…..
    All your goats are clever trying to beat the heat. I hope it cools down soon.

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    • Teresa
      Jun 30, 2012 @ 12:47:36

      We’re not really supposed to cool down any time soon. Hopefully, we’ll at least keep the breeze, and I always keep them in fresh water.

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  24. Karen
    Jun 30, 2012 @ 10:51:27

    Some mighty fine looking goats! Victoria is gorgeous!

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