Saturday, October 31, 2009

fall fun

Today the weather was quite nice, and the boys were loving it. Donald has decided that it is really fun to play tag with the other boys. He's a bit smaller than they are, and more agile as well. When they think they have gotten him, he jumps up on something to get away. After having broken his leg he sure does love to jump. He stands up on his house several times a day to look in and see what I am doing. He's also learned that he can knock on the window with a foot and get my attention that way too.

I had the boys out with me this morning to play while I was doing some yard work. Watching them run about and try to herd the turkey and chickens was more fun for me than them I think.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall Weather

All of the fat belly boys are enjoying the cooler days. Donald's Angora sire is showing up in his super soft fuzzy fur. The other babies are putting on a heavier coat also. None of the adults of yet have winter coats.. We've been enjoying walks, and playing games together. I haven't been able to spend as much time of late with them. The city I live in is trying to make me rehome all of my animals. We don't have an animal control ordinance here. There is a nuisance ordinance instead that states anything that irritates one neighbor is nuisance, and the city can force removal.
Because I am disabled, and the goats are part of my therapy I have involved the local Disability Advocate in hopes of keeping my pets. In the mean time, the fat belly boys and I will continue to go for walks, and to work on the many things that they have learned over the summer.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall is in the air for sure

Donald is getting around very well on his leg now that it's out of the cast. I decided that he and the other "fat belly boys" would winter out in the sick pen. I'm being over protective, and don't want Donald to get hurt by the bigger goats. They are all getting a nice winter coat, and looking so very cute. I really hope we don't have a harsh winter this year, the last couple were really bad. Daffy and some of the older dairy goats don't have much of a winter coat, but all the babies do.
The pen they are in is right outside the living room window, and my bedroom window. We put their house under the window, as it was the best place for them. They have additional shelter from the porch roof there. Donald has become quite the little voyeur with all his looking in the window at us. The other day he really startled one of the boys and my husband. He also seems to enjoy watching TV through the window. Silly boy.