Archive | August, 2022

Just Some of the Goats Again

31 Aug

How is it already the last day of August?

Flower

Haley

Antigone

Purl

Chiffon with kids Masey and Mooch

2TC

Reva

Aphrodite

Zinnia’s girls: Barbie and Jeanie

I can’t believe we’re this close to real fall.

Garden Friends

30 Aug

Earlier in the summer, I kept seeing a rabbit hop out of the garden when I would show up to work.  Of course, I never had my camera with me, and this weekend when I did have my camera, there was no rabbit to be seen (I’m not complaining about that). The garden is filled with creepy crawlies right now.  I can handle the grasshoppers.

These little green bugs on the milkweed below are devouring my tomatoes.  I am very not happy with them.

I’ve also met a couple of friends while I’ve been up picking the garden lately.  The first was a praying mantis.  It was not too sure about me photographing it, but I just kept sticking my phone in its face.

Then this past weekend the garden spider made its appearance.

These are a favorite spider of mine.

Interestingly enough, when I was looking for a bit of information on them (linked above), I read that their egg sacs are vulnerable to being eaten by praying mantises.  So, I might have to evict the next praying mantis I see.

A Hint of a Plan

29 Aug

I’m still annoyed over how bratty and wild most of these kids are.  Well, Ostara is a brat.

Ostara

She’s not wild.  If I get her in the right mood, she loves to have her butt scratched.  But it’s only if she’s in the mood.

I get why the June kids are wild.  I left on vacation at the wrong time, but Zora was already wild.

Zora

I still want to keep Zora.  She’s big, beautiful, and mostly dairy.  I just keep thinking of how awesome she would be to milk.

Then there’s Ava, who is an amazing milking doe who is getting older.  I’d love to keep a girl from her.

Ava

Unfortunately, all of her girls have been wild. Even her Freddie and Fanny–I have a sweet Freddie boy, but Fanny was so wild I couldn’t keep her.

Fannie and Freddie (from May 2020)

But this year, I took her girl, Heidi.  She is a bottle kid, and honestly, she was already pretty sweet before I gave her a bottle.  How many times have I posted about how the two bottle kids won’t leave me alone?

Heidi

Anyhow, I’m thinking I need to capture Zora and Ostara and shut them in the Love Shack with Heidi and Pretzel and Rosie.

Rosie will be sad when I sell her sister, Shelly.

Heidi and Pretzel

Maybe then, they’ll calm down and be sweet.  Because I really want them and I really want them to be not wild.  I’d settle for not wild.  We’ll have to see how this all plays out.