Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Goats despise the rain. Just as it started to really come down, I walked out back to open a gate so that the goats could get up under the porches of the stable for cover. Ordinarily it would have been open but just an hour before I'd moved the mothers and babies for feeding and realized when I got back into the house that the gate at the far end of their pasture was still closed. You can see that this mother and her twins decided to find their own shelter the minute the sprinkles began. Mother went under the hay trailer, or at least in part, while the kids jumped into a squashed trash can that I'd set aside to go to the dump. Once I opened the gate, mother made a run for it but the kids napped contentedly for another hour or so.

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