Puddle in the Pasture

A view of the Pacific Northwest from the back yard.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Addition To The Farm

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This is Aurora, or Rory, or more often called Goaty Goat!  Rory is here to give us milk, she is not in milk right now but she is due to kid in January.  About two months after that we will be getting her full supply of milk. 

Rory is so sweet and friendly, when we went to pick her up she was the first goat to come over to us, and boy was she stinky!  The buck was out with the herd and he was sharing his smell with all the does.  When Rory got home she had to have a bath!


I got the stand out and all the cats decided it would be the perfect hang out spot, I shooed all the cats away and began.

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She was a little reluctant to get on the stand at first, but a little coaxing  with some grain she went right on.  She was so well behaved while I washed her, the fact that I used warm water may have helped.  After she was washed and still a little stinky, I took her over to eat some blackberry bushes in the sun to dry.



Monday, October 4, 2010