Thank Goatness it’s Friday

13 Mar

That means time for Random 5 Friday.  First of all, thanks to all the well wishes for Sallie and her kids.  We’re still waiting.  It’s not uncommon for them to appear to be in labor, especially when there is a front that goes through.  It was a false alarm though.  We continue to check her frequently.  I’m sure she’d prefer to avoid the actual physical exam I’ve subjected her to a few times, but I have to know if her cervix is closed or if it’s open and she’s ready to deliver.  I’m watching her especially closely because of the problems she’s had in the last couple of years.  Hopefully, this time her kids will arrive safely and healthy and she’ll be able to feed them.

Sallie

Sallie

I’m loving the longer days!  I get to go out to pasture with the goats in the evening.  They seem to be enjoying the longer days too.

Bambi

Bambi

I can certainly tell I’m out of shape from the winter.  My lack of exercising started last July with my foot surgery.  I’m really enjoying my walks, but I’m really looking forward to even longer walks and not feeling like I’ve run a marathon afterwards.

Myson

Myson

The warm weather and sunshine means our snow is virtually all gone.  We’re almost past mud season too.  I actually wore shoes instead of rubber boots to do chores tonight.

Sunset

My camera came back from being fixed after it came back broken from its cleaning.  It works now.  I’m happy.  Although, I think I’ll continue using the old one outside through the kidding season.

I’m also sharing with Skywatch Friday, Camera Critters, Saturday’s Critters, and Weekly Top Shot.

 

 

42 Responses to “Thank Goatness it’s Friday”

  1. Mary Ann March 13, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    Teresa, what kind of camera do you use, and how long a lens? Your pictures are so beautiful!

    • Teresa March 13, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

      My old one that took all of these is a Nikon D3100. The lens is a 55-300.

  2. Jeanne March 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

    Well, I’ll say this for Sallie – she certainly looks well rounded!! Gracious!
    I’m glad you got your new camera back in good shape this time. How “old” is your old one?
    Have a great weekend!

    • Teresa March 13, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

      My old one isn’t horribly old. Probably five or six years.

  3. TexWisGirl March 13, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

    good luck with sallie watch. glad you have your camera back!

  4. Margaret March 14, 2015 at 2:19 am #

    The goats are looking so well. Glad the snow and mud have nearly all gone. Won ‘t be too long before the kids will come. Have a lovely weekend.

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 10:00 am #

      Thanks, Margaret. We’re waiting very impatiently for Sallie’s kids.

  5. Gattina March 14, 2015 at 3:10 am #

    Sallie with her round belly looks already like a proud mother ! And Bambi looks as if she smells spring ! (That’s what I do to, but without success !)

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 10:01 am #

      Sallie certainly should be proud of herself. She’s a good mom. We just need to get them here safely. Bambi (and everyone) was really enjoying the weather.

  6. EG CameraGirl March 14, 2015 at 7:44 am #

    I do hope Sallie delivers her kids without trouble this time. She sure LOOKS ready. :)) Lucky you to be past the mud stage. We’re still into melting snow here. But at least there’s no new snow in our near future. (I hope.) I don’t mind winter but this in between stuff is sooo messy.

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 10:02 am #

      I’m sure we’ll get muddy in April when we get our spring rains, but I’m hoping we stay dry through the kidding season at the end of the month. Hope your mud season is short.

  7. Linda W March 14, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Cute photos of your goats! Glad to see spring is coming to your area. Happy weekend!

  8. Barb March 14, 2015 at 10:09 am #

    Sallie is carrying quite the load. Good Luck to her (and you)! That ball of fire in the sky is awesome.

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 10:13 am #

      Thanks. She can use all the luck she can get.

  9. Lea March 14, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    Lovely photos of your goats! Great sky photo, too!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 11:30 am #

      Thanks, Lea. You too!

  10. artmusedog March 14, 2015 at 10:52 am #

    Sallie is ‘watching you too’ ~ Wonderful photos of your ‘kids’ ~ love them!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 11:31 am #

      She’s not happy with me because I have her shut in a pen now. It’s much easier to keep an eye on her that way though.

  11. jesh stg March 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm #

    Bambi’s are always my favorite – they’s so happy-go-lucky!

  12. Gunilla March 14, 2015 at 3:58 pm #

    Cute! Sallie looks big. I’m also enjoying the longer days with more light.

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

      Glad you’re enjoying your days. Sallie is huge!

  13. Valerie, Australia March 14, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    All the best with the deliveries Teresa. I really like that last shot.

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

      Thanks. We’re still waiting…

  14. fredamans March 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

    Sallie is definitely packing some cargo… wow! I hope she goes soon!
    Lovely sunset!

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

      I do too. I’m getting too old to have these late nights very long.

  15. Su-sieee! Mac March 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm #

    That photo of Myson is a hoot!
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

      Myson is a goofball. He’s a lot like his dad.

  16. Pat March 14, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

    Love the shot of Myson. He’s a cutie.

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

      He makes me laugh. 🙂

  17. Joyful March 14, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    That’s a beautiful shot of the sun through the bare branches.

    • Teresa March 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

      Thanks. 🙂 It was a beautiful evening.

  18. kezzela March 15, 2015 at 6:28 am #

    That first one is a good eater – they are so funny

    • Teresa March 15, 2015 at 8:53 am #

      Sallie does not miss a meal. That’s for sure!

  19. Marie-AZ March 15, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    Poor Sallie! I hope she has a successful delivery soon. Glad your foot has healed from the surgery and you are getting back into walking. You must need to walk a lot, owning the farm!

    • Teresa March 15, 2015 at 10:59 am #

      My need to walk comes when I’m checking goats (especially kids) out in pasture. That will be coming soon! I need to get in shape for that right now.

  20. pattisj March 19, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

    I love Random 5 Fridays! I need to buckle down and get them in on time.

  21. Eileen March 20, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

    Cute shots of all the goats! I hope Sallie is ok! Thank you for linking up, sorry I am late commenting!

    • Teresa March 20, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

      Thanks for hosting each week. Sallie and her kids are all doing well.

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