Tag Archives: Venus

Some of the Girls

9 Jan

These little girls make me smile.  I can’t believe Venus is as big as Moira anymore; although, Moira seems to take after her grandmaa Coffee, so it shouldn’t be a surprise.

Venus and Moira

Bubbles is growing into a beautiful young doe.

Bubbles

Pistol is really starting to show her age.  It’s hard to believe how many old goats I have now.

Pistol

She and Antigone are always together.

Antigone and Pistol sunning together

Wanda is looking good; although, she still needs to keep growing that hair back where she rubbed it off.  I’d still like to see her put on a bit more weight.  I wish those fat boy wethers hadn’t let her out.

Wanda

Cookie is another one who is really showing her age.  I can’t believe how quickly time flies and my little kids are now old ladies.

Cookie

Dolly and Pluto have really bonded again.

Pluto and Dolly

Such sweet babies!  Well, they might all have a bit of goatitude. 😉

Pests

17 Dec

I know it’s hard to believe, but I have several pests in the barnyard.  There are five major pests.

Aurora by the door; Venus, Marge, and Chiffon

You can’t see the fifth one above, but she was right behind me.  Cupid has gotten to be quite friendly since she likes food and I’m letting her skim some sweet feed from my pitcher.

Cupid

I let the three little girls in to eat their sweet feed.  That makes three less for me to trip over.

Chiffon, Marge, and Venus

However, when I get my pitcher of feed to take up to the old ladies, I still have a couple of pests to try walking past.  I wonder why I have hoof prints on my door window.

And nose prints.  Yes, she’s steaming it up.

Sometimes there are more pests–Joy, Odie, Pluto, any of my retired milking girls, the other llama lladies…

Auror and Cupid; Odie and Maybeline behind; Pluto not visible below the window

It’s not easy to get my pitcher of feed across the barnyard to the ones I am feeding.  I have Cupid jumping on my back the moment I stop.  Aurora is walking with her neck on my back wrapping that long neck around me and putting her face in front of me to try and reach into my feed pitcher.  It makes me nervous sometimes.

I kid you not, we bumped heads one day, and I got a bruise by my eye.  I think it hurt her too because she actually left me alone after that.

Odie following too. (I think the blur in the bottom left is Cupid)

I’m not really complaining too much about my pests, though, because they are sweet.  And it’s a nice change from them running from me.  I just hope it lasts.

A Day For Basking

14 Dec

Today was cold and windy, but there was plenty of sunshine.  That means it was a perfect day for standing on the south side of the barn and enjoying the sunshine.

Or lying in the old hay and chewing cud out of the wind.

Antigone

The  goats are just looking for anyplace that has a bit of sunshine.

Mary (back ) and Bubbles

They love to soak it up.

Hilda

Venus

I don’t think we could get many more standing in that big doorway.

Cookie’s girls are enjoying sinking down into the nice new bedding my nephew brought last weekend.

Chiffon, Marge, and Cookie (Litha behind)

They seem pretty content.