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Scenes From the Week

17 May


bleeding heart




Tootles, John and Pepe

Canada geese flying over

Ava, Squanto, and Sacagewea


Tinkerbell and Wendy


robin in the nest


Aurora, Odie, and Maybeline


Clean Kids

21 Mar

I’m still behind on coming up with names for kids, but I’m at least feeling up to taking pictures of them now. I think Wanda’s girl is the only kid I’ve shared a picture of once they were dried off.  She seems to be my good poser for this group of kids.

These are Ava’s kids.  The one on the left is her boy, and the one on the right is her girl.

Wanda and Ava are two that are still coming back into the barn at night to avoid the mud. I don’t know how Ava keeps her kids so clean (the black mark on the girl’s back leg below is really a black spot, not dirt).

Astra, on the other hand, tends to have muddy kids.  It’s not just because she is standing in mud feeding them.

I swear I tried getting pictures of Astra’s two girls, but every time I see them, they are nursing or racing through the mud.  Seriously, these two girls are non-stop on the go.

That’s a good thing, but I’d like them to slow down enough for me to catch them and give them some snuggles.  Blaze’s boy is also an active kid, but he does like to come and take a bit of an extra bottle since his maa is recovering from mastitis.  And look, he has a name!


We’re actually helping several kids get filled up right now.  Not surprisingly, Joani has a hard time feeding three kids.

Joani and kids

Her little girl (standing) is quite happy to get an extra bottle every so often.

Although she just wants the food.  She’s not a snuggler.

The Great Divide

5 Mar

I divided my goats that are going to have kids on spring break from the rest of the herd.  The ones not having kids over spring break are on the west side of the barnyard.

Casey, LilyAnn

The ones due for spring break are in the east side of the barnyard, and have access to the greenhouse and one section of the barn.

Pregnant goats

I do have three not bred girls that didn’t get moved over.  I am still feeding Dolly a bit of extra feed, and I like to keep a close eye on her.


The morning I moved them, I saw about 15 goats in the greenhouse, so I know it is big enough to hold that many goats.  The problem is trying to get all the personalities to get along.  That’s the hard part.


I swear goats are more like people than any other animal I’ve ever seen.  That is not intended as a compliment.  Maisie is my big pushy girl, so I put her in the buck room with Aurora.  She wasn’t too happy about that, but I don’t really care at this point.  I just need everyone to be able to go inside and stay warm.  Unfortunately, you always have one goat that is most dominant that likes to let everyone else know it.


We’re trying to get along.