Today we walked the goats’ new path onto a neighbor’s property. They have permission to clear the brush out of the woods.
Here are a couple of photos Margie took last week that I didn’t get to post as yet: some of their Angus “baby bulls” and the first litter of baby goats and mama Bossy.
Last July, when the first batch of goats was brought to the farm, Margie named the big female “Bossy.” Bossy’s now the mom of the two kids on the left. Two other little ones at the time (about three months old) were being head-butted by Bossy so I gave them strong female names, Rosa and Eleanor. Today they came up to me for the first time and sniffed my hand. It’s the closest they’ve ever come to me.
Yesterday morning I saw a dog across the street by the barns. Before long he was by the house scrounging for food. Smart pup, hunting dog about 4-5 months that was probably just dumped down the road. He hasn’t been far from the door ever since. I’m hoping he’s adopted because he’s not going to last long out here with the coyotes, and he also has a swollen knee from a bite. Nanny bought him a bag of food today and we fed him. Starving little guy. Very sweet. I can’t imagine tossing a puppy out of a car and driving off.
We’re headed home tomorrow after a quiet weekend. Our dog Zoe certainly sleeps well at night after guarding the house (she’s an inside dog) all day long! I’m sure she’ll sleep in the back of the car all the way home.
Hope you had a great weekend! More from home base, where I can type on a real keyboard and not make nearly as many mistakes… Cheers, Dee