Wednesday, August 22, 2007


No this blog isn't about to go all personal with family pictures. But we have kids! Pygmy goat kids, that is.

We picked them up Sunday and then, instead of getting to work with them on their social skills I had to leave town for a few days. Younger daughter obligingly sent me these photos. She reports that they are learning to walk nicely on leash, that they have learned that a white plastic bucket contains yummy grain, and that they go to bed without fussing.

Bracken just turned 1 year old, so she's ready to be bred, if we can find her a baby daddy.

Bramble is 5 months old, and full of the dickens, but oh, so cute.


Anonymous John said...

These guys look soo cute. Your not worried about them eating your garden to a stub?

23 August, 2007 15:25  
Blogger Inland Empire Girl said...

I love seeing a blog post from you. The kids are very cute. I am eager to see what is happening in your garden. It has been a challenge on this side of the state with the hot, dry weather and water shortages.

25 August, 2007 19:38  
Blogger kris said...

Oh, how fun. My brother and I had a couple goats when we were growing up. They are a hoot!

26 August, 2007 21:47  
Blogger fiona-h said...

awwwwwwwww! do you carry pictures of your kids around in your wallet?

28 August, 2007 22:27  
Anonymous chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

My neighbors have goats.
I have grown very fond of them.
two years ago, I actually delivered triplet baby goats.
Now if my friends knew this about me, I'm not so sure they would believe me.
Enjoy your little goat-lets

28 August, 2007 23:03  
Blogger Petunia's Gardener said...

How fun! Are those blackberries in the edge of the view? Those could be some valuable goats if they'll keep the blackberr in check.

29 August, 2007 11:11  
Blogger kate said...

I love them! They are adorable - your daughter has done well if they are now going to bed without fussing.

More pictures please!!

31 August, 2007 10:40  
Blogger Yolanda Elizabet said...

How cute they are, especially little Bramble. I truly think that you're very lucky to have so many different kinds of animals around you, I kid you not. ;-)

04 September, 2007 00:19  
Anonymous Allotment Lady said...

Oh my gosh I am so envious of your pigmy goats - you are going to have so much fun with them

09 September, 2007 00:08  
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14 September, 2007 10:33  
Blogger Dorothy Guyton said...

My goat named Bart was crazy. He entngle himself into everything and went on a hunger strike due to loneliness. I rather have the babes that are gorgeous like your kids. I've been tellin everyone about my book "Diary of a Wannabe Gardener" Hope you can find time to read it. It can be eaten after reading by the kids?(smile) Check it out at Love the pictures.

24 September, 2007 22:17  
Blogger kate said...

I'm missing your blog posts - how are the kids doing?

26 September, 2007 21:15  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! I really want goats someday and those guys are adorable!

03 October, 2007 04:38  
Blogger Kathy said...

Definitely cute kids. I'm one of those people who have entertained the idea of occasionally renting a goat or two for periodic weed control. Unfortunately my idea was nipped in the bud by other household members.

11 October, 2007 09:10  
Blogger kate said...

Woo hoo - anyone home? We miss you in blogland!

04 November, 2007 08:10  

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