Tag Archives: I’m the one in charge

Naughty

20 May

These goats are so naughty.  The other day I got home from work to find a whole bunch of goats in the field.

naughty goats (and a photobombing butterfly)

They’ve also taken to some of them getting stuck on the wrong side of the new fence.

They can’t figure to walk back to the gate to get through there.  Seriously?

Aurora

Hera has gotten her head stuck in the fence again a couple of times.  Crazy girl.  Why?

Hera (with Astra and her girls on the ground)

Moose is still an expert at opening the gate to the bird pen.

Moose

And he does check it every single time.  They’re going to drive me to pull my hair out!

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Disorganized Chaos

16 May

I was taking a few pictures the other evening when the goats noticed I was in the barnyard.  That means they came on the run to get fed.

I usually don’t show you what chores are like because it’s a bit chaotic.

They swarm around me and the food pans.

Reva, Maggie, and Astra

They push each other.

Clover and Gidget

There’s lots of spilling.

They step in the pans and dump them.  Way too much spilling.

Antigone

I occasionally have goats trying to get to the food pan quicker by going between my legs (thankfully no picture of that).

Stormy

It’s absolute chaos.

There might be some swearing (especially when the fighting, swarming, and pushing gets kids stuck in the midst of it).

Squanto and Trooper

Although, they are doing a good job of getting in there to eat, or staying out of the way.

Hilda and a whole lot of kids

Siblings eat together. It’s safer that way.

Casey and Cookie

Mothers and daughters sometimes eat together.

Annie and Caroline

Sometimes they are the ones fighting.

Victoria and Vinnie

Occasionally, someone left with a bit of corn in their fur for some backsnacking later.

Maggie

It all works out eventually.

Michael, Bianca, and Not Milking

15 May

When I moved the kids up north, I left Michael in the Love Shack. He has a swollen knee, so he’s been getting meds.  Once he’s done with that, then he can be moved.

Michael

I didn’t want him to be alone though, so I got the great idea to put Bianca in with him.

Bianca

That way, I could start milking Cutie!

Cutie in back; Bianca in front

It was a good plan.  Unfortunately, the next morning, Cutie would not let me have her milk.  Seriously, they can hold it.  I don’t know how, but they can.

Cutie (she was hot and irritated in the photo)

I gave up and let Bianca out.

Bianca looking triumphant

I’ll try it again when school is out.

But maybe I’ll try Astra next weekend.  She might be better.

Angel, Moira, and Astra

Now Michael is up with the other kids.

He’s doing well and happy up there.