Yesterday was glorious. The sunlight glittered like diamonds on the new-fallen snow. Every needle on every tree was coated with shimmering white frost from the heavy fog the day before. It was a perfect day to take the goats walking. Daisy even came with us this time! This was the first time we took everyone. Usually we take two or three goats and leave the others home with the dog. But Daisy knows where her home is now and is attached to “her” goats enough that I’m no longer worried that she’ll start roaming if we let her walk with us.
As a side-note, Pac-Man has been growing like a weed for the past month despite a stubborn, lingering cough that he got from Cuzco and can’t seem to shake. The girls were half again his size when we got him, and now he’s almost caught up to them. Another month and I think he’ll be bigger than they are! He and Nubbin are still good friends and can usually be found in the same shed together. I should know this week if the girls have all settled, but I’m pretty sure they have. Between the girls’ rejections and Cuzco’s chaperoning, he’s almost completely stopped acting bucky and doesn’t even smell much any more, which makes him much nicer to handle and train. His more gentlemanly behavior has also enabled him to actually make friends with the girls instead of having that love/hate thing going on. I can’t wait to see how this little guy grows out!