Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Neat Feet

Over the weekend, the human and her boy came out to the barnyard. We always worry when The Boy shows up because it seems like somebody is getting a shot, or moved or...

feet trimmed! They locked most of us up north, so we couldn't go out to pasture.

Most of us take it like nannies and just stand there (when The Boy straddles us and won't let us walk away).

Some of us (Pebbles, Scarlet) act like it's torture, and make the human get corn to catch them. How silly!

Stormy is the worst--she's got a thing against The Boy. For some reason she seems to think he's a monster. Weird. Don't know why. Anyhow, all of us girls got our hooves trimmed.

I heard The Boy asking the human about our boys. Imagine, not wanting to give their feet proper care.

Just because they have bad personal hygiene habits.

Can't believe it, but they did take care of their feet too!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy?

Is it just me, or does Muffin look happy to be out of the pen and back with her girls?

She better not let them nurse and get run down, or the human will lock her back in!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stingy

This is Djali. He's not very jolly anymore. In fact, he's become known as the "Not-so-Djali-Llama."

What could make him put his ears back like that.

Bekka came too close to him when she walked past. Does it look like she's interested in his hay? I don't think so!

His ears signal the all clear, and he can go back to burying his face in the hay.

Stingy llama.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Freedom!

I'm out again! Yeah! The human decided we were all looking and feeling good enough to join the rest of the herd--Muffin, Bambi and me. She even put water in a bucket just for me.

I thought about jumping up on the picnic table, but I might have to run around some more first. It's been quite a while since I jumped up there.

I will say, I did have to check out Joe's fantastic story about hay being everywhere. I checked in the barn, and I did find hay.

And that door is open! I even found hay there, just like Joe said.

There really was hay in the love shack, too.

It feels so good to be out, and I am feeling my Cheerios. That silly human isn't fast enough to focus on me! I'm a wild woman tonight! Ye Haw!

Oh, the mineral block on the other side of the fence always tastes better!

We went out to pasture. I don't know why Muffin was hanging out with me. Oh, maybe because it was that, "we're going to try to beat you up because you were in a different pen for a few weeks" attitude that Annie had.

Finally, we decided to go out to pasture with everyone else.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Maaaaaa

Make them quit, Ma.

They keep calling me Butterball Bambi.

This is not what a mother wants to hear from her baby.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Feast

Since I'm shut up north, my girl Joe has to keep me updated on what is going on. She's very good at keeping an eye on what the human is doing.

With the rain, sleet, freezing rain, and high winds today, the human gave everyone hay, not just me and Bambi (and Muffin).

She put a lot of tubs in the part of the barn where the cows were before.

She has tubs in where we always had.


She has tubs in the old greenhouse.

She has a tub in the Love Shack.

That was not good enough for Dana and Dixie. The human thought they were lost and went searching for them. Guess where Joe said she found them. They were having their own Thanksgiving feast!

Look at that--on the big mountain of hay where we're not supposed to go.

And do they look the least bit remorseful?

Well, I hope your Thanksgiving is as bountiful as Dana and Dixie's!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fashion Show

We all want to show off our fancy new winter coats. It's a good thing we have them because it was about 15 degrees this morning. Brrrr.

First one to walk the runway is Kizzy. She is sporting a Boer double coat that gets curly, almost as curly as her tail.

Our first mother-daughter pair is Pebbles in the back and Sugar in front. At eight-months, Sugar is almost as big as her mom. No wonder--she is my granddaughter, and I have big babies. Her dad is Goliath--need I say more.
Pam is cute as always. She wears her misshapen horn proudly as a symbol that physical shape has nothing to do with inner beauty. Just ask her. She truly is a Princess.
Helen shows just how cold it is by the whisps of breath you see. Her fuzzy coat will certainly keep her warm!

Twins Vixen and Angel sport twin coats--one in white; the other tan.

Annie shows that not only is a fuzzy roan coat good, but an extra layer of fat doesn't hurt either!

Our other mother daughter pair is Meg and Fancy. Dainty and feminine is the fashion here. Wattles complete their ensemble.

Sadie shows the beauty of contrast with her black and white.

Finally, Flower demonstrates the beauty of simple and elegant white.

What are the winter goat fashions like in your neck of the woods?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Make Up Your Mind

I do believe the human is confused. She has me shut in so that I can eat and eat and eat and gain weight and get ready for winter. See the fuzzy coat I'm growing.

Now she wants me to share with Muffin????

I don't think I can do both. I can't share the hay and shelter with Muffin. Doesn't my Bambi need a tub of hay all to herself too? I need privacy for my daughter and me. I'm just trying to make sure my baby has enough to eat.

Now, that human is threatening to kick me out of the nice warm shelter because something about Muffin being more thin than me.

Make up your mind!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Trespassers

The human went out to the back forty for the first time in a while. Nobody is back there, but she said she wanted to go check on things. Well, she found trespassers. Look who was in my pasture!

I can't believe she just stood there and watched them. I'd have watched Cutie butt them right out of there.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Eye Spy

Look what I see next to me. It's all blue and green.

Eyes--he's growing eyes on his new tail feathers. And from the side, it has all those other colors.

I bet he'll be very handsome when they get grown out for next spring. He might be noisy, but he is beautiful.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Millie as Elinor Dashwood

My dear blogging friend, Isobelle Golightly took a quiz and found out which Jane Austin character she would be. I decided to humor my friend, and I took the quiz also. Turns out I would be Elinor Dashwood. She is practical and sensible with an emotional side that only a few get to see. Does that sound like me?

Elinor Dashwood!

Marley was not too happy when he found out that there wasn't a quiz for Jane Austin heroes. He really thought he'd be a perfect hero for Marianne Dashwood. Finally, I convinced him to take the silly quiz. Turns out he is the passionate Catherine Morland.

Catherine Morland!

I guess I can see that. After all, he does have the curls.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Coup?

I've heard the human and Betty Lou chatting. They seem to be trying to work out an agreement for Betty Lou to be the next milking nanny at Eden Hills.

What do you think--am I being replaced?