Hide and Goat Seek

7 Jul

Today was a busy day.  Just when I was thinking of doing a blog post, I got involved in a couple of rounds of hide-and-goat-seek.  I won the first one!

Reva's kids: Elmer and Jacob

Reva’s kids: Elmer and Jacob

I walked out to pasture and searched for Reva’s bucks.  I found them on my way back up to the barnyard.  Granted, I spent half an hour walking up and down hills and they were twenty feet outside the barnyard, but I found them!  The next round was a bit more difficult.  Litha’s kids were in the barnyard with her, and sometime she went out to pasture.  I couldn’t find her babies.  I did wait until after the goats came back from pasture and I milked and I still had not seen the babies with her before I decided she left them in pasture.  After and hour and a half of trying to find them and trying to get Litha to call to them, I could see her thinking about it.  Then she turned and went to the barnyard.  I might have threatened her if she was just following the herd.

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Litha’s buck, Roi

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Litha’s doe, Princess

I found them safely in the barn hidden behind a tarp that I did not know they could get behind.  At least I found them and they were safe.  Final score, Farmer Teresa: 2; Goats:2

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  The items for tomorrow are listed at the top of my sidebar.

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10 Responses to “Hide and Goat Seek”

  1. Jeanne July 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm #

    Oh such ornery goaties! 😃 But I’m glad everyone is accounted for! I love your scorekeeping!

    • Teresa July 8, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

      I’ve lost count of the score over the whole season. Nobody has been permanently lost though!

  2. Margaret July 8, 2016 at 1:11 am #

    One sure thing then those goats are keeping you on your toes and you certainly will be fit.

    • Teresa July 8, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

      They do! I need to hike, but I’d prefer to do it when I choose, like when it isn’t so hot and humid. LOL

  3. vem030956 July 8, 2016 at 7:56 am #

    Aren’t kids great!!! Love the post…

    • Teresa July 8, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

      You gotta love ’em!

  4. Eileen Wise July 8, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    Hello, I am sure you get plenty of exercise walking around the farm looking for the goats and working. I am glad the kids were found and they were safe. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

    • Teresa July 8, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

      They do give me a good workout!

  5. Jim July 8, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    I didn’t know that goats would hide. I suppose, like cats, when they found a favorite place they would stay there for a while.
    ..

    • Teresa July 8, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

      More like putting their baby somewhere to sleep while they are off eating. Cows do it. Deer will do it. It just drives me crazy.

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