Saturday, January 31, 2009

Girls On The Hill After The Snow And Ice

The kids got to run today, and they really enjoyed themselves. We had several things that kept part of the herd in the barn this week. We had snow, thick ice, snow again, and then the side door that the dairy herd exits from froze solidly shut. Today they got to experience the great escape!

The doelings in this photo range in age from 6 to 10 months.

The doe second to the left in the photo is nic-named Ski Slope because of her fun ears. Her mother is an american nubian, her daddy is an american alpine. He made a sneak midnight visit at some point, obviously, and returned home before we caught him. Tee hee. Anyhow, she is a nice doe. A chatter box. A joy.

The photo below is a close up of one of the alpine doeling twins, the youngest kids on the farm (until we have one tonight, perhaps).

I worked in the shop most of the morning. Today was a lotion making day. I have an upcoming store placement that I am preparing for.


Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

cute pics. Sounds like you are staying busy with sales which is great.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Joanna, I work pretty long hours. But I am happy, and that means it is not work to me!

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures!

KathyB. said...

The black and white spotted goat, are you sure that is not one of my sheep ?

Beautiful herd!Don't you just love days like this?

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Kathy, the spots on the doe was a surprise. She was one that I gently tugged out into the world. I caught my breath as I saw the spots through the birthing fluids. Out loud I said, "Spots! Let her be a doe!" I sat down and nearly cried. I am not so much into papers, records, showing, but I do love the beauty of the animals, even those that are not so pretty.

Hidden Brook Farm said...

I know it gets old dealing with it, but that white stuff is so pretty.

Always enjoy checking in on your blog. Have listed you for The Lemonade Stand Award.