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Out to Pasture

15 Jan

The goats have been doing a whole lot of standing around and doing nothing.  This weekend, we are once again well above our historic average temperatures.  So this morning when I saw them staring, I knew what was up.

Staring at the barn door while everyone gathers

They soon headed out to pasture. It was an energetic group–young, old, and in between were all ready to get out of the barnyard.

Onyx and Sidney

Maisie and Daisy

Flora and Heidi

The llamas have been going out to pasture most days because it’s easier to hike through snow than share hay with goats.

Maybeline and Odie head off on their own

But look who else decided to join the herd.

Ms. Goose (she didn’t go far, but she did get out there a little ways)

Once they made it out of the barnyard and everyone was gathered together again, they headed down the hill.

They headed back up the hill when they saw me, but they went back out when I came in the house.

Hopefully, they wear off some of that energy that they’ve been using to fight and be naughty.


9 Jan

Now that we’re deep in winter and the goats are all getting room service, I probably won’t be able to take another picture of a critter not munching on hay.


I put it out there in a lot of different places to make sure everyone has a pile to eat from.

On both sides of the barn and by the garage–lots of piles

I don’t want the old ones or young ones to have a hard time eating.

I’m not sure what’s going on here because goats are not known for sharing food.

Zora, Daisy, Casey, and Cutie sharing a pile

The llamas like their hay too.



Even Ms. Goose likes to nibble on the hay.

Well, at least they’re cute with full mouths.


Because we still have about two months before they go back out to pasture.

A Frosty Morning

7 Jan

I woke to a cold bright morning.

I see goat hoof prints; they must have gone out on the hill while I was at work.

We had quite a bit of frost.

It really made for beautiful scenery.

I can tell where the neighbors feed their cattle.

But I’m not sure if we had snow flurries or if it was just frost billowing down from the trees and roofs.

Pluto and Dolly

frosty hay, but there’s also snow/frost on her back

I almost think it had to be flurries even though we had bright sun.

It was so sparkly that it looked like someone threw glitter.


How on earth can I not decide?  I mean, I should be able to tell the difference between drifting frost or snow.  But I can’t.