Winterizing for the Goats

2 Dec

I spent a lot of time this weekend getting ready for winter for the goats.  While that’s necessary, it’s pretty boring, so you get some goat pictures for fun.

Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl

I put tarps on the north door of the barn wall, where there’s a big door with lots of air that comes in.



I also shut one of the doors on the south and put a tarp on it.



That means there’s only two entrances/exits for the goats now.

Vinnie, Helen, and Myson

Vinnie, Helen, and Myson

Sadly, there’s always one goat that likes to stand in the doorway and watch the snow fall, and the lower goats in the herd will have to sneak in.



It will make it warmer though.



Marley was my helper during the winterizing.



He’s pretty much attached to me every time I’m out there.  He’s such a big goofball, and not really much help.



As a bonus, here’s Bob, who seems to be my escort whenever I go out to pasture.

Sharing with Blue Monday, Mosaic Monday, Orange You Glad It’s Monday.

30 Responses to “Winterizing for the Goats”

  1. TexWisGirl December 2, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    love your helpers and your monsters, too. 🙂

    (your note made me smile today. yup, i like my animals naked. ha!)

    • Teresa December 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

      Glad to know you got it. :-). I’ll try to do better next year.

  2. Jeanne December 2, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Oh my! That Myson has a sweet face! I love these pictures. The snowflakes touch is very nice!

    • Teresa December 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Myson is just too stinking cute and sweet. That’s why he’s still here. They are a part of WordPress, and they’ll be here till the first week of January.

  3. Sally December 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Hi Teresa,

    You’ve got plenty of blue skies.

    Have a good Blue Monday.

    • Teresa December 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      It really was a beautiful weekend, especially Saturday for the blue skies!

  4. Beth December 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    i love all the names – Bob is my fav. ( :
    i bet it is a lot of hard work. do you think the goats now winter is coming? they are super smart i bet… thanks for sharing.

    • Teresa December 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

      They know. They are nearly running me over to get their grain in the evening.

  5. Gattina December 3, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    Your goat pictures are always so nice and funny ! If I could I would keep a goat or two. Bob is a handsome cat, so cute !

    • Teresa December 3, 2013 at 8:06 am #

      Thanks, Gattina. They really are nice and funny creatures!

  6. Stewart M December 3, 2013 at 4:49 am #

    I do like the goats – but Bob wins the day!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    • Teresa December 3, 2013 at 8:06 am #

      Bob tends to steal the show. He’s got a lot of personality for a little guy.

  7. Ruby December 3, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    Great photos………I just love the kids in your header!

    • Teresa December 3, 2013 at 8:06 am #

      Thanks. That’s a really old picture. I need to try and update it this next summer.

  8. Alica December 3, 2013 at 5:16 am #

    I love cats that follow you/me when out in the pasture. We have one like that…it’s like they think they’ve missed their calling as dogs, perhaps? 🙂

    • Teresa December 3, 2013 at 8:07 am #

      And he talks the entire time! Of course, when we go on a long walk, I end up carrying him half the time. Silly Bob.

  9. Life Images by Jill December 3, 2013 at 6:14 am #

    great pics of your goats. Your cat looks like a ginger cat called “Brandy” that I once had. Happy wintering. I am joining you through Mosaic Monday.

    • Teresa December 3, 2013 at 8:08 am #

      Thanks, Jill. I think we’re finally ready for the cold temperatures that we’re supposed to get this weekend.

  10. EG CameraGirl December 3, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    I bet you feel better now that the tarps in place…even if the job is a boring one. Marley and Bob were cheering you on, that’s why they like to spend time with you. 🙂

    • Teresa December 3, 2013 at 8:10 am #

      I do feel much better having that done. Marley and Bob are both just goofballs! They make me laugh.

  11. Herron Hill December 3, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Great pictures, really nice!

    • Teresa December 3, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      Thanks. We really had a beautiful weekend. I’m afraid it might be the last one for quite some time.

  12. Hannah December 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    We need to do winterizing for our birds, adding some heat lamps, since we are due for some low temps today. How nice that some of the animals like to keep you company. I have a cat like that too. I haven’t lived with goats. My mom told stories of bucks liking to butt people who had bent over.;-)

    • Teresa December 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

      My boys are really sweet, so I don’t worry about them. Of course, when they are in rut those hormones can cause problems. Hope your birds stay nice and warm.

  13. Pat December 3, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Great helpers = Bob and Marley. Myson has grown into quite a handsome goat.

    • Teresa December 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

      He really has. He’s still got a ways to go before getting as big as his daddy (Marley) though.

  14. Mascha December 4, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Beautiful pictures, I like the goats. Especially Myson is my absolute favorit..
    Greetings from far and cold Germany 🙂

    • Teresa December 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Myson is just a dear! Hope you stay warm!

  15. Lorik December 5, 2013 at 3:28 am #

    Love those goats! But most of all I like the orange pussy cat… i have had three orange cats over the years… great collage. Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

    • Teresa December 5, 2013 at 7:45 am #

      My pleasure, and thanks for hosting. I do adore my orange Bob cat.

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