Friday, October 12, 2012

Farm Friday

Some scenes from around the farm:
Mist over the hills

More mist

Goats where the barn pasture and the back pasture meet

Joey and Miracle
 Miracle continues to thrive and amuse us.  Goat sociology is interesting.  Goats are very social animals and the bond between a mother and her kids is usually strong.  Because Miracle appeared dead in the pasture and she was taken away from her mother for two days, her mother and her sister don't recognize her.  So Miracle doesn't have an ally in the pasture, someone to play with or snuggle up with during times of rest, when everyone is either sleeping or chewing their cud.  Nor does she spend time playing with the other goats; she just hasn't been properly socialized to do that.  However, Miracle has worked it out.  As you can see from the photo, she has decided that Joey is her mother figure and spends all of her time around him, snuggling up to him when he takes a nap.  (I wanted to get a better photo but if I approached them, they would both get up to greet me, thus spoiling the shot.)

Have a good weekend,


EcoGrrl said...

Well there's a term I've not heard - "goat sociology". Love it :) Great scenes!

Deanna said...

That is so sweet. And aren't Pyrenees the best dogs? Our Shiloh loves all our cats and they love him. The lone survivor of our kittens has adopted Shiloh as his special buddy and snuggles up to him whenever Shiloh is outdoors.

Cherie said...

EcoGrrl, LOL! Our goats are so interesting - both the individual personalities and the social interaction.

Deanna, our Pyrenee is very sweet - and a 130 lb. plus baby. :) He's also best friends with our horse.