Last week the sun actually came out. I was a little bit shocked. To add to that shock the afternoon warmed to the low 50ies. I decided a little time with my goats was in order so I cut up a couple of apples, grabbed my latest book and I went out to let them graze.
The knew the minute I came out that I had a treat for them. They are very smart. Thelma is head goat now so she went first. Although the way they swarmed me I was lucky to stay on my feet.
Not to mention I was lucky to come out of it with 10 fingers. When there are apples to be had no digits are safe! When I give the goats treats I am very careful to be sure that they each get the same number of pieces. (When Pricilla was still here I will admit to giving her a few extra.)
I don’t know what it is but even after all of these years I still have fun feeding the goats. Maybe it’s their enthusiasm, maybe it’s how cute they look when they chew. I don’t know.
But every night when they bed down for the night they get their apples. They get some in the morning too – I have the world’s most spoiled goats. The morning apples just go in their food bins. The night apples I feed them. It’s like my good night to them.
But back to my day in the sun. I had the mistaken impression I was going to finish my book while letting the goats graze. I do this all the time and you would think by now I’d know better. I get outside and I’m so distracted by the scenery and the goats that I get no reading done.
The goats gave my book a very thorough taste test though – they approved of The Vatican Princess – so did I you can read my review. Even though I didn’t get much reading done I did get to see this:
it’s a scene I love and one I hope to enjoy more of soon. Hopefully the weather will change soon to more nice sunny days and I will be able to sit out with them some more. I heard something to my other side and I turned to look…
…aaaaah! Stinky the Farm cat! She startled me! If we are both outside she is never too far from me. She eventually settled down in my lap. All too soon it was time to head back in. The girls had eaten a fair number of weeds and had worked off a lot of energy. They seemed happy to be heading back to their pen.
They did make one little detour on the way. They stopped to maaaaaa their hellos to Luke the goat.
He was very happy about that!