I have been having fun teaching the new goat babies to jump up on my back this week. A new generation of goat tricks. Medium picked it up quite fast. Of course a raisin here and there always helps. And the next time I went to see the goats Large got the hang of it too. It’s always a lot of fun having goat babies jumping around on you. I even had them both standing on my back at the same time, briefly.
Mia, on the other hand, is too big for it now. Without my winter coat it hurts now because she’s so heavy and her hooves so sharp. I would probably still let her do it if it wasn’t for the fact that she can’t get her balance there anymore. So she falls down. I don’t want her to get hurt. I can tell she knows it’s not working as well either, she’s not so keen on trying it anymore. She did sneak in a couple of goes on Thursday, though. When Large had been on my back and jumped down. I stayed leaned over because I thought Medium was next to us on the bench. Turns out it was Mia instead and she jumped up. Much heavier than Medium! I think seeing the babies jump up on my back so much must have made her want to do it again. She’s still my special, little girl. Even if she’s really big now.
The playhouse roof was painted white. They had to take the covering off it. I’m not sure what it was made of but the goats were eating it. So it had to go. Instead the roof was painted white, to protect it from the rain. I only wished we could have brought in some American painters. I know they do a swell job. Without the covering and with the wooden board removed from the roof it was much slipperier. Making for some fun scenes of baby goats trying to keep their balance. They never give up, though.
We have had some rain, but Monday was gorgeous with lots of sunshine and probably 20C or thereabouts. The first time I dropped my jacket althogether for just a T-shirt. I hope we’ll get a good, warm summer this year. For now I’m just glad the freezing is gone. There’s still a little wool left in Bob’s fur, but most of it is gone now. I love his beautiful, black colour. He’s like a heating pad in the sunshine.
So, onwards with pictures.
And a goatlog from Monday. Painted roof and water buckets and goat babies learning to climb me. Good times.
And that’s all for now.