Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Plan

Boeris and Clover are not happy that there's a fence between them.  They are in love.



They whispered back and forth, and they came up with a plan.  Don't tell the human, but Boeris might be planning to break out of his buck pen.



Then they'll dance the rhumba!



They even sealed this plan with a kiss.  Guess we'll find out if the human and her nephews did a good job of rebuilding that fence!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How I Spend My Days

There's not a lot exciting going on around here right now.



I'm using the slower pace of the fall to catch up on my beauty rest.



A girl can never have too many naps.



Don't you agree?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bigger & Better Than Ever

It's back!  The Casey Leaf Vacuum.



It's self-propelled this year.  No need for the human to pick the leaves off the tree and bring them to him.



He's out there sniffing out all those walnut leaves.


He's enjoying his job immensely.


Friday, October 25, 2013

The Queen's Stomp

Cinnamon seems to have inherited some of her grandnanny's natural rhythm (that's me).

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I'd say she's quite light on her hooves!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Big Girls at Play

You'd think they were little kids they way they've been playing on the Quonset hut.







If course, my grandkid Cinnamon is the Queen of the Quonset hut!  I remember the days when I was young and bouncy.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Fionn's Accident

Fionn isn't quite so happy today.  He got into a fight with Boeris with the fence between them, and his ear got in the way.


It shouldn't be a problem again because it's quite a bit shorter now.  It's kind of sore too, but he's dedicated to his job.  He's not letting a little pain stop him.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy Boys

The human made all three of our "big boys" happy.  Boeris has six girls with him.



Love is definitely in the air!



Fionn got all of these girls.



He got these girls too.  He's got nineteen girls with him!



Marley got to come out to pasture with us.



He's never been in the Back Forty before, so I let him follow with me.





He's pretty happy to be out here.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It Might Be Time

Sugar, really, it might be time to think about weaning your kid.





I think Scout will be just fine without nursing.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Penny Takes Matters into Her Own Hooves

Sugar and Penny were staring at the cedar tree and just wishing for it to come down so they could eat it.



Well, Penny finally decided to do something about it instead of just standing there staring at those yummy cedar branches.


Then everyone wanted a bite!





Those other goats should figure it out on their own.


Friday, October 11, 2013

The Human's Home

We're spending a lot of time out in the pasture eating as much yummy grass as possible before winter comes.

Rosé 

Suddenly, we'll hear those noisy honking geese and that's our signal that the human is home.




Time for our grain!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Work, Work, Work

I just read how my good goat friend Pricilla's publicist wanted her to stand around and pose for pictures...for her publicist's blog.  Not even her own!  I told Pricilla she needed to put her hoof down.  Now I think I need to take my own advice.



The human made me write a guest blog post on her poetry blog.  I think I made a great poem, and then she just used it to try to sell copies of her novel.


tap, tap, tap under the silvery moon
old barn boards as my drum
tap, tap, tap a soothing rhythm
as I play my goat horns
chewing cud and ruminating on
the perfect life this old goat has
tap, tap, tap through the night
a comfort for my herd to hear

Did I mention she made me be a character in her book?

Now she made me pose for publicity shots.  She made me stand there surrounded by all kinds of yummy browse...weeds and mulberry bushes and flowers and nettles.


She wouldn't let me eat them!

Next time she says, "Millie, can you come here a minute?" this is going to be my answer!


That will show her!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chachi's Big Head

For some reason, Boeris's kids seem to have big heads.  Really, the vets even commented on it to the human after they pulled big-headed kids this spring.



Chachi is a big boy all around.



It makes it a bit of a squeeze to get his head back on the right side of the fence.


He's awfully skilled though at directing those horns and twisting his face back through the opening backwards without being able to see where he's going.



That's talent. He must take after his Grandmaa Millie.


What do you think?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Blissful Lily

Lily certainly does look like she found the perfect scratching log.



Sugar watched her and saw how blissful she looked.





She decided she should try it too.



There's nothing like scratching bliss.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Our Big Boys

Our three big boys are in the small pasture like they were last year.  But this year, Marley is not a buck.

Marley, Boeris, and Fionn

That means Boeris is now the Big Daddy.


He spends his time annoying Marley, who doesn't even care about us does anymore.



 He just wants to eat grass and tree stumps.




Fionn is just glad Boeris is leaving him alone.


They make an interesting group of guys...