Just Some Goats

It was a nice but breezy day to join the goats in pasture.

Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl

I love seeing them out here eating, scratching, and snoozing.

Bud and Moose

Bud and Moose

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Whenever I’m out here taking pictures, it never fails that I get a real close look at Marley. (Hope it’s close enough to macro.)  It’s a good thing he’s a sweet boy.

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I think he’s handsome.  No wonder his boy, Fionn, is such a good looking guy too.

Marley Fionn

Marley
Fionn

I have to say, my favorite thing to see is those sweet mother/kid bonding moments.

Wanda and Muffin Penny and Patch

Wanda and Muffin
Penny and Patch

They are amazing!

Sharing with Mosaic Monday and Macro Monday.

The Integration of Llenny the Llama

I was thrilled for Friday to arrive this week because we were scheduled to integrate Llenny into the goat herd.  My son helped on Friday evening, and we had him out with the goats on a lead.  It went so well that the next morning I opened the little red gate.

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TGIF

He’s been a bit of a pacer up there by himself.  I’m glad to stop the expansion of the Llenny Trench along my fence.  I really almost fell on my butt when I went up there later.

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He came out and explored the barnyard.

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Somehow, he still had a fence between him and the goats because they just happened to be in the other half of the barnyard.  They went out to pasture leaving him up here, which gave him time to explore and get comfortable.

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My only concern was him seeing the dog, but he’s gotten used to her.  He did sound his high alert once, (you can hear it HERE) but then he went back to exploring.

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Finally, the goats came back, and he was on a quest to sniff one.

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Five kids running

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Sniffing a little kid

He wasn’t quite ready to go through the barn.

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Peeking around my walls

Eventually, he did.  It even seemed like a good place to take short rest.

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Looking sweet

Finally, by evening, he made it out to pasture.

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The goats are still a bit nervous around him, but he is really just doing his own thing.  In the photos it might look like he was chasing them, but he was really still just walking and exploring and sniffing everything he went past.  When the goats didn’t move, he walked past.  If they ran from him, he just walked.  He wasn’t going after them at all.  You can see that in a video HERE.

Even though I turned him out onto forty acres, he’s still willing to come up (really close) and see me.

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I certainly think he liked what he saw (me, goats and green stuff).

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I’m glad to have a llama back on the farm!

Sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday where the topics are: TGIF, Sweet, Little, Five and My Walls.  I’m also sharing with Shadow Shot Sunday, Macro Monday II, and I Heart Macro.

Spring Flowers

This is such a beautiful time of year with all the flowers blooming.  The bleeding hearts are lovely.

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I’ve never seen the apple tree so covered in blossoms.

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Hopefully it doesn’t finish falling over before the apples are all harvested.

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The bees are loving all those blossoms!

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The crabapple has huge blooms this year.

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The whole tree is covered.  Considering how damaged it was in a storm a few years ago, I’m amazed at how nice it looks.

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I have a few columbine.

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The lilacs are just starting to open and smell heavenly.

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I have to say, Stella has been hard on my flowers.  I don’t have any tulips or daffodils left.

Sharing with Monday Mellow Yellows, I Heart Macro, and Macro Monday II

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