Tuesday, June 19, 2018

barn check

Just stepping out to the barn for a moment, to see how everyone is doing.

Would you care to join me?

Here are the charming Azalea and her mum, Lily of the Valley. Azalea seems to have forgiven me for trimming her hooves this morning. I want to be sure they are flat and smooth well before the 26th. I try to make sure the does' hooves aren't sharp-edged or jagged when they are due to kid. A mamagoat will often paw at a newborn kid with a degree of enthusiasm that will put the heart across you.

In the other side of the barn, we find Vinca having a nice snooze.
That little dark shape off Vinca's starboard hoof is Iris. 


And then we turn around to see this:

Rocket, in the old chair kept handy for visitors.

Goatherd hand for scale.

 Twelve days old.
Little Big Goat.



  1. What a beautiful 'little big goat'--I could just hug him--you will be naming him something other that little big goat won't you????
    enjoy, di

    1. Hi Di - his real name is Rocket. For the flower, not for a NASA-type rocket, but I may not have made that clear enough to him ;)

  2. Great photos! LOL, Little Big Goat.

  3. They are all very cute. They also all look happy.

  4. Rocket is a rock star! He is soooo handsome and cute! Wow.

    I had no idea that you trimmed their hooves before they give birth. You are a good goatherd!


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