I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Goat update: only the best for these handsome boys.

The lady who sold us the goats said to use any glass bottles we had. So...., this is how we feed the goats their milk twice a day . The last photo is blurred because, if you've ever fed goats, they suck hard and fast, and they never stop moving. The original contents were not consumed by the goats. Hick!

The goats, (finally named) are Bart, Brownie, Murphy and Freckles. What a lot of fun they are. They jump and run around like crazy . If you're cleaning their bedding or changing their water, they will not leave you alone. They are the most curious creatures and must be involved in everything you do. When it's time to have their bottle of milk they cry like real babies. It's scary how much they sound like a human baby. In a couple of weeks the feedings will be over. We're down to mixing 1/4 milk to 3/4 water. Bart( the biggest) really doesn't need to be drinking milk at all anymore but we don't want to hurt his feelings. Once a week we have to drive about 10 miles to the goat farm for milk, so it will be just great when they are weaned.

They are growing fast. I see our hillsides around the house devoid of grass next year. Oh, yes. The prospector is starting to talk "sheep".

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1 comment:

  1. I'm wondering if you are going to have send the kids off to AA meetings when you start trying to wean them.

    I enjoyed your post.


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