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What Makes a Goat Happy

9 May

Lots of green pasture makes goats happy!

Sallie

Myson (with LilyAnn to the right)

Llamas too.

Maybeline and Odie

Of course, there’s also Daisy.  She seems to prefer to climb trees.

Daisy in the tree

Silly girl.  She had a car stop on the road to watch her up in the tree.  Seriously.

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Spa Day

7 May

Last weekend our weather was cold, windy, rainy and miserable.  Every day throughout the week, it got a bit nicer and warmer.  That means by Friday, when it was sunny and 76*F (*C) with little wind, the pregnant goats and llamas were hot.  Odie was miserable.

Odie

Luckily, the two llama lladies did not have long to wait for getting sheared.  Saturday morning, when the goats were in pasture and they were in the barnyard, I bribed them into the greenhouse with some corn.  Judging by the ears, they were not amused.  I tried to tell them it wasn’t really Alcatraz.  It was just a girls day to be pampered before their spa treatments.

They did finally settle down.

Maybeline in front

Sunday the shearers arrived.  It’s the same super nice family that did Llenny’s shearing last year–Aspen Rayne Ranch.  We started with Maybeline.

Odie was second.  Here’s she’s getting a good blowing off before they start shearing.

It’s crazy how much wool those girls had.  They were really warm.

While they switched tools, I wormed them.

Then they got their hooves trimmed.

They look much cooler!  That’s good because we are supposed to be even warmer this coming week.  I present to you…

Maybeline

Odie

Now I have to decide what to do with two bags of wool.

I’m thinking rugs.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt next week.  I have the items listed at the top of my side bar.

Still Learning

3 May

In my quest to continue learning and improving my photography skills, I’ve made the switch to full manual (actually, yesterday’s post was also shot on full manual).  If the goats are just standing out in pasture, I do okay.

Zinnia

Ava

I sometimes forget to make changes though when they start playing and running.

Ghost

After I finally (don’t ask how many blurry pictures there were) remember to make that tiny adjustment, It’s all good again.

Litha, Dolly, and Vinnie

Sometimes it’s even really good.

Odie

I still have a long way to go though.

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