Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Goats

Our two goats have really been enjoying the gorgeous spring weather we've been having for the last few weeks. They romp and play, rearing up in the air and then head-butting each other with what seems to us to be great force. They have so much energy, which really pleases us because they were infected with parasites when they came to us last year, and we've obviously gotten them through that.

It's so much fun to sit down by the pond and watch them play. It's interesting that goats play...but ducks don't, at least as far as I can tell. Ducks are very focused on food. Today their cracked corn bin was empty, and they followed my husband up to the house, and went into the garage looking for it. They've found it before in there, and tore open the bag, which is why we don't keep it there any more. Duck poop is not something I want in my garage.

Back to the goats, though....I love how their long, floppy ears curl when they're bouncing around.

I can't imagine what it would feel like to have one of them head-butt you. They're very careful not to do that to us, even when they're pounding past us running after each other. The cats are almost at their feet sometimes when the goats are playing like that, and I worry about them accidentally getting run over, but so far they always just miss them.

Funny how relaxing it is to see another species just enjoying life...

Posted by Picasa


  1. Those are wonderful pictures. It is a lot of fun watching them play--and the kids are even funnier. I can attest to the fact that it is very painful to have a goat butt you in the face--Cutie has attitude.

  2. We're lucky that ours are so gentle! Priscilla, I think part of what makes them so funny is that they just LOOK funny :->.

  3. That is so cute! What great photos those are with the pond as a backdrop. Those goats sure are lucky fellows!

  4. Thank you, Lin! I have to say, they are really spoiled :->.


You Might Also Like

Blog Widget by LinkWithin