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This Is Getting Old

15 May

Guess what!  I went out to pasture on Thursday and the goats were out.  Seriously.  This time it was over half the herd.

Hera across the fence from Ares and Festus

Luckily, when we put the fence up back there we left a panel at the end in case of an emergency.  Well, this was an emergency.

I opened it and they came back in.  The kids who were not on the same side as their moms were quite happy.

Hera finally feeding her kids

Gidget too.

Gidget feeding Brutus and Bronc

I couldn’t even find where they got through. You’d think it would be fairly obvious when you have Moose and Casey getting through.

Moose and Casey (with Ruby in front)

Anyhow, that was a project for the next morning.  I think I’ve got it now.  At least for today.  I’m about ready to quit going out to pasture to check on them.

Kids and Geese

14 Apr

Saturday morning, I noticed that I wasn’t tripping over Popcorn while I was checking Cinnamon.  I dared to hope that meant he had joined the rest of the herd and went to pasture.  I thought I better check.  Besides, I had my camera and wanted to see if I could photograph the Canada geese I’d been hearing all morning.

Unfortunately, the three kids that got left up in the barnyard decided I would be good to follow out to pasture to find their maas.

Brutus, 2TC, and Bronc

Of course, Blaze and Gidget were answering their kids and it was loud and crazy and the kids took off for their moms.

Blaze, kids, Reva, Gidget (meadowlark in the tree)

As a bonus, I got to photograph an eastern meadowlark. They’re back!

Anyhow, back to the story. Please note there were three barriers to reaching their maas–Canada geese, the ditch, and a fence.  The geese were the biggest concern to me because they can be nasty.  They kept a good distance from the one standing on the open bottom.

There were two more sitting closer to the ditch.

The kids’ path took them right by those geese.

Luckily, the birds ignored the kids.  Maybe it’s because I was there too.  Anyhow, they decided to take off.

The kids went right over the ditch.  (Well, these two did; Brutus got his back feet wet.)

2TC and Bronc

Then the kids made it to the fence, and I was right there with them.  As luck would have it, Popcorn was right there, so my mission of checking on him was accomplished.

Popcorn

I caught each of the other kids and dumped them on the other side of the fence.

Gidget with Brutus and Bronc; Popcorn in the middle; Blaze and 2TC in back

Poor Popcorn looked disappointed that I wasn’t joining him or that I didn’t bring him a bottle.

They all made it back to the barnyard safely though.

Spring Means

20 Mar

With the rainy weather we’ve had this week, that means spring has sprung and brought us mud season.

Ava (Blaze and Reva behind her)

Yep.  It’s crazy muddy in the barnyard right now.

Gidget feeding Brutus and Bronc

But that also means that things are turning green.

Blaze and 2TC looking for green stuff to nibble on.

Kids have spent a lot of time in the greenhouse.

Addie (back) and Milo (front)

But they’ve also braved the mud and are even starting to play on the picnic table.

Onyx (on the bench), Addie (on top), Butterscotch and Cher(maybe) with Reva (back) and Cookie watching

Onyx is just too cute!

I’m hoping for a few days of dry to help the mud disappear.