The last two kids of the season were born on June 4th at dusk. Mocha hung around in the pen all day and picked out a nice cozy little corner where she dug herself a pit to lay in. And then she laid in it. And did nothing else. Phil and I kept waiting for … Continue reading Girls Rule!
Lots of fun in the stream today! Mocha’s new kids, goat fights, and more!https://youtu.be/Ux0xIy3OaLg Hope to see you there!-Phil
We have been blessed with a cool, wet spring, but although it was enough to make the grass grow long and green, it was not enough to fill the pond or make the creeks flow as they should in springtime. Yesterday and today that changed. The rain moved in around 2:00 in the afternoon and … Continue reading And the rains came…
February was a month of snow and ice and unrelenting cold. The sky stayed overcast most of the time and for a while I despaired of ever seeing the sun again. Phil and I spent a lot of time huddled near the wood stove, particularly during the week we came down sick. We did our best … Continue reading The Deep, Dark Depths of February
It’s been so busy around here that I’m afraid I haven’t been a very good blogger. Day 11 was our last day of “goat vacation.” We packed up and headed out of Escalante the next morning. We had a beautiful drive over the Utah mountains. A pinkish haze drifted across them from some distant wildfire. … Continue reading Fall Fell… Where was I?
On August 12th, Yeti and Thor went to their new home in Cheyenne, WY. They went to a lovely family that will be training them as packgoats and I know they will be very happy and well cared-for. But we will certainly miss them nonetheless. Phil and I took them on a final walk the … Continue reading Goodbye, Yeti and Thor!
I’m finally catching up to June! One Sunday afternoon, Phil and I sat on rocks so the baby goats could climb on us and fight over our laps. What a riot! I think Pluto is egging Buster Brown on. “Get Phil! Get Phil!” “Not the hat!” Yeti wants in on the action. It was sometime … Continue reading A Jolly Jump on June
It’s July and I’m still posting photos from May. I need to get with the program! The weather in May was cold, wet, and magnificent. Since little Mocha is the smallest of TinCup’s triplets, we like to make sure she gets her share of the milk two times a day. I’m looking at these photos … Continue reading May We Continue
May 15th was a beautiful day and the kids arrayed themselves in the afternoon sunshine on the back stairs. But they were eager to leave their basking to go for a walk! New life plays in the place where Jet’s memories are buried. His grave is mostly covered with rocks now. I expect we will … Continue reading Mid-May Merriment
After a brief taste of warm weather at the end of April and early May, the snow came back for a last word on May 10th. The kids could not have been more delighted! Phil’s parents were in town, and Jim couldn’t wait to get out and play in the snow with the other … Continue reading Springing in the spring snow!