Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Treat

The human gave us a treat~corn husks!

Betty Lou pigged out (big surprise~the human had to take her collar off tonight because it's too tight)!

Helen was more ladylike about it.

Coral was even sampling the husks.

Hey~I said DON'T take a picture of me with food in my mouth!

Geez~who's blog is this anyway. I might need a new photographer or at least a lot more corn husks.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Growing Babies

The human quit capturing the African geese's babies. They ended up hatching four more. They still have one left.

It looks like they would be good parents, but alas, the little one is all alone.

It is rather cute.

Gabby hatched four big yellow goslings. The human says Gabby is a good mom, not that she is near her baby here. That's Lucy.

This year, she has lost two of her babies too.

I can't say I feel bad about that because those yellow babies grow up to be big mean white geese.

Still, the babies are cute.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Ever Important Dismount

If you walk across a tree bridge, it's important to know how to dismount. Jerry is going to demonstrate the proper way to dismount.

You keep you head up, stretch the body and leap.

It's easy to stick the landing then.

Raven shows us another way. You see how far out to the end of the tree she is.

Well, it's bouncy. You can easily lose your balance.

You should not have your back feet up because you tend to land on your head.

Don't worry. No goat was injured in this demonstration

(just embarrassed)!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Bridge

Now that we are in the Back Forty, I thought I'd show you how we get across the big ditch filled with water. We don't like water, and we don't like wading across wet ditches. We have an awesome bridge! Some goats are dignified as they step up on this huge tree that is a bridge for us.

If you don't get there first and some little Squirt is slow, you might get stuck in bad traffic.

Some goats get impatient.

There goes Flower.

Of course, Pam likes to show off how healthy and athletic she is, so she doesn't even bother taking the bridge.

Jumping or going over the tree, we try to keep our hooves dry!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sugar Demonstrates More Yoga Moves

Sugar has been an avid student of our new yoga instructor. She was showing some positions to her little girl, Ella.

She's certainly got the moves!

Friday, July 22, 2011

A New Yoga Teacher

Meet our new yoga teacher.

He has tough new moves for us to try.

I'm not sure my old goat body will bend this way.

I might have to let the young kids take this yoga class.

How does he do that?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Name is Opal

My name is Opal,

and I'm a grainoholic.

I eat my feed. After everyone else is done, I go back.

I see if I can find more. I pick the pan up and look on the ground.

I even see if something is stuck to the bottom of the pan.

I'm not fat, I'm just pleasantly plump.

Millie made me do this. She said if I didn't, she'd feed me to the chupacabra.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

No More Excuses

After so many excuses, when I looked through the barnyard after our grain, I saw an amazing sight!

The gate was open, and some of the others were already down the lane.

She let us into the big pasture!

There's so much grass.

There's trees and leaves from the storm.

She wanted me to stop for pictures! Really?

She was about to starve us in the little pasture, so I was really enjoying myself over here.

Look at all that green clear back to the corn field. That's how far we get to go!

Yummy! Yummy!

And we can stay out there until it's almost dark.

Then the human yells for us if we haven't already come up.