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More of the Herd

11 Jul

What is that?


Rub-a-dub dub, it’s Dolly in a tub.

This just proves that goats and tubs are like cats and boxes.  Mr. Peacock isn’t technically part of the “herd,” but I just had to share him.

Glover and Jack took their turn in the tub with Haley beside them.  They all really like hopping in there and napping.  I came out one time and Onyx was in it with her boy.

Glover, Jack and Haley

The June kids on the picnic table.

Top: Jack Middle: Ivy, Sunshine, Lemuel: Bottom: Glover and Pretzel

I’m going to say that the llamas are a part of the herd.

Maybeline coming up from pasture in the evening

After all, they are here to protect the goats.


I can’t believe how big the spring break kids are getting.

Jasmine and Aladdin, Pluto, Chunky with Cinnamon, Caroline and Purl behind

Perdita is still not happy about being re-weaned, but at least she’s going out to pasture with everyone and not sitting around crying now.

Popcorn is still sweet and cute. He’s a good boy.


So is Myson.  I still think it’s funny how he likes to stand up on top of things and watch over the rest of the herd.


The two bucks seem to like my tarp tent.  With the hot weather we’ve had again, it has been nice for them to be able to be under it and catch a breeze.

Xerxes and Freddie

Sometimes, Lemuel and Jack like to hop up in the cattle tank (it’s empty).

Lemuel, Sunshine, and Pretzel

They really are silly.

Five Degrees

20 Feb

Our temperature got down to 5°F (-15°C) overnight.  That is the first time in two weeks we’ve had overnight lows above 0°F (-17.78°C).


It makes for a much better start to the day.

Mr. Peacock

The goats were quite bouncy and excited for the more close to average temps.




With a return to more normal weather, it means I spent today working to get everything back to how it should be.


But that’s for another post or two.

A Quick Snack

5 Jan

My nephew brought his Christmas tree out to the goats.  I was going to try and take pictures like I usually do, but I was already out in the barnyard and didn’t have my camera.  It didn’t last long enough for me to get a picture.

Myson (in back), Casey, Maisie, Moose, Caroline, and Margarita

They devoured the whole thing is just about five minutes.

Purl, Moose behind and Cher in front

I will say, it does give Myson good smelling breath.

Caroline, Myson, and Edith

Well, they are still gnawing on it and pulling the bark off.

Athena with pine in her mouth

It’s also good for scratching between the horns.

Moose thinks it feels heavenly.

They think we should have more Christmas treet donations.