On a Really Hot Day

28 Jun

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.

Linking to Friday’s Fences, Farmgirl FridayForever Farmgirls Friday, and Camera Critters.

48 Responses to “On a Really Hot Day”

  1. Barbara F. June 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    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

    • Teresa June 28, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

      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.

  2. Rose June 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

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

    • Teresa June 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

      Thanks. He is a little stinker, but very cute!

  3. TexWisGirl June 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    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…

    • Teresa June 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

      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.

  4. Marigold and the Goatmother June 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

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

    • Teresa June 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

      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.

  5. Carletta June 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    Your kids sure are photogenic!

    • Teresa June 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

      They really are. They just love the camera!

  6. Alica June 28, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

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

    • Teresa June 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      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.

  7. Pat June 28, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

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

    • Teresa June 28, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

      Thanks. She really does not like the heat and humidity.

  8. Janis June 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    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!

    • Teresa June 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      I’m sure they’ll be fine. They have shade and I do get them fresh water throughout the day.

  9. magicalmysticalteacher June 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

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

    Sky & Fence

    • Teresa June 28, 2012 at 11:00 pm #

      The heat really is hard on us all.

  10. the_talon@ymail.com June 28, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    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!:)

    • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 7:36 am #

      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.

  11. Hanne Bente June 29, 2012 at 2:15 am #

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

    • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 7:37 am #

      Thanks. We’re getting a bit of rain this morning, so that’s a good start to the weekend.:-)

  12. Meggie June 29, 2012 at 3:53 am #

    Love the one titled “Cutie”

    • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 7:38 am #

      She is a beauty~that’s how she got her name.:-)

  13. Linda June 29, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    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!

    • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 7:38 am #

      They really do love to climb and have fun. Really, they do each have a unique personality.

  14. Jen June 29, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    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.

    • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 8:38 am #

      I agree, the shade is the place to be right now.:-) Hope you stay cool.

  15. Coloring Outside the Lines June 29, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    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!

    • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 8:39 am #

      It’s certainly miserable right now. Hope you get some relief from the heat.

  16. Beth - VA June 29, 2012 at 9:47 am #

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

    • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

      I do love those mother/kid portraits.:-)

  17. Elaine June 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

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

    • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

      We did get some rain this morning, but I think that just increased the humidity. It looks to be a long hot summer.

  18. Candy C. June 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    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!😉

    • Teresa June 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

      We’ll make it through. We always do!:-)

  19. faye June 30, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    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.

    • Teresa June 30, 2012 at 8:29 am #

      They do pretty good as long as there is shade and plenty of water.

  20. Marie June 30, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Poor little hot goats! Great photos!

    • Teresa June 30, 2012 at 8:29 am #

      I do wish the barn had air conditioning for them.:-)

  21. Eileen June 30, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    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.

    • Teresa June 30, 2012 at 8:45 am #

      Thanks. It did cool off a bit with showers yesterday evening, but we’re to be really hot again today. Hope you stay cool!

  22. Hootin' Anni June 30, 2012 at 10:20 am #

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

    I’m a bit CRABBY today

    • Teresa June 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

      I do love seeing those moments between mom and kid. They are sweet.

  23. SichtBar June 30, 2012 at 10:32 am #

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

    • Teresa June 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

      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.

  24. Karen June 30, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Some mighty fine looking goats! Victoria is gorgeous!

    • Teresa June 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      Thanks. I think they are beautiful. Victoria really has some unique markings.

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