I love the newborn goat kids but when the kids are at the age they are now it really gets much better.
The youngsters seem to thrive on acrobatics and they develop their own personalities.
Today, as I bottle fed I decided to pull my cell phone out and snap some photos of the scene as I see it each morning.
First, Maddie T, a future nubian milker:
One of Iris’s doeling’s, alpine cross, no name yet. She is the queen of barn acrobatics:
Always a cat hanging out with the kids. You can look in any lot, or in the barn, and see a cat with the goats at most times:
What I really wanted to capture for this blog post was a picture of the kids zooming from lot to lot, running through the middle of the barn, but this morning they were a bit quieter. Here was a group close to my bottle feeding spot enjoying the morning sun:
We started dismantling the pens in the barn before the first snowstorm hit. We got the floor scraped, thankfully, before storm #1 hit. After storm #3 hit we were fully into kidding season. We still have quite a bit of work to complete. The old loft is warping badly. It will re removed. The loft and horse stalls were put in when the Amish owned our property, many years ago. The loft and stalls really are solid, but they do not serve a purpose for us. The barn will be more open once we complete everything. Always a work in progress…
So, for now, I enjoy the kids. I am watching a pair run across a fallen tree trunk in the lot as I write this. I love to see them active. They are carefree. Just the way God intended them to be. We should take note and strive to be that way ourselves more often.
Have a perfect weekend!