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A Perfect Evening

9 Oct

After a long stressful week exacerbated by parent-teacher conferences, I was exceedingly grateful for Friday evening.

Casey

It was absolutely perfect, although we are rather warm for this time of year.  There wasn’t a drop of wind, and it was perfect for spending time out in pasture with the goats.  I wasn’t even too bothered by the bugs.  Thankfully, because they have been horrible this week, too.

the herd

Anyhow, back to a beautiful, peaceful evening. Thankfully.

Trace (Dolly behind her)

Although, it’s easy to see the sun is moving farther south in the sky, and it’s setting so much earlier now.

sunset over the bean field and pasture

It won’t be long until we’re really seeing short days.

Leftovers Again

24 Sep

Wanda always knows how to pose for a perfect picture.

Wanda van de Yell

Another of Hilda feeding her kids.  I’m torn between weaning them and leaving them on their mom.  We’ll see.

Hilda with Rosie in front; Frodo in back

The morning after I had to put Cutie back up north because she and Ava and Caroline wouldn’t quit fighting, I tried letting her out again.  When the rest of the herd went out to pasture, I let her out to catch up to them.  I assume it went well.  They always fight less when they get put together out in pasture.  I don’t know why.

Cutie on the right when they headed back out after getting fed that night.

I was really surprised to see a hummingbird moth the other evening!

Sorry for the bad pictures; it was getting dark.

It was enjoying the night blooming flowers of the jimsonweed.

While we’re talking insects, it’s time for the monarch migration.  They are everywhere!  I’m glad to see they are having a good year.

monarch

A llama just for the fun of it.  I’d hate to leave them out, but they are spending a lot of time out in pasture right now.  I don’t get much time with them between that and work.

Maybeline

As the kids get weaned and sold, my moms go back to their adult companions.  For most it’s their mom.

Athena and Cinnamon

Bambi and Daisy

For others it’s other relatives or friends.

Onyx back to snuggle with her maa, Victoria; Flower gets along with them, and Coral is Victoria’s 3/4 sister.

Chiffon and Venus: sisters from another mother.

But everyone generally has someone to snuggle with or keep them company.

Friday Leftovers Again

10 Sep

Just a few pictures from the last week.

Popcorn

Popcorn wearing a mask

Aurora

Cupid and her boy, Pongo

Cutie

Lounging under the tree

the herd in pasture

Frodo and Hilda

Maybeline

Odie

Pluto’s turn to be flopped out in pasture

Purl

Wanda

Flora

Here’s to another weekend!