I live on a sustainable family farm and work for a humanitarian aid organization. My goal is to have a simple beautiful life. The Quaker acronym SPICE (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality) guides my life.
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,