Every now and then, my animals stop acting like little beasties and they're just really cute. Today's one of those days, so I decided to share their cuteness with you. I apologize for the quality of the pictures, though. I can't seem to actually find both my good camera and the cord for it on the same day. I can find one or the other lately, but not both.
Skittlez saying hi. He's my son Dylan's Nigerian Dwarf buckling - the "z" at the end of the name is a teenage boy's way of making the name Skittles sound manlier.
This little guy is the softest and sweetest goat I've ever met. If I pick him up, he gives me kisses on my chin. Or he's trying to eat me alive. I'm telling myself they're kisses.
If you are anywhere near the baby goat pen, then you have to beware of the three-headed beast that will greet you. All three kids stick their head through wanting attention. Anna, the little boer who's not entirely in the shot, has taken to biting you in hopes of finding a bottle you might have hidden on your person. That girl is an eating machine.
Twix, the brown doeling on the right, is also Dylan's. She's half Toggenburg/half Nigerian Dwarf, and she's got the gentlest, most graceful nature I've ever seen in a goat.
So basically, the two sweet goats in the pen belong to Dylan. The terror is mine.
You'll never be able to convince me that George and Po aren't posing for me in this one. The first shot of them was a typical "surprise" shot - one was blinking, one was licking his lips. Once they realized I had my camera, they did this. I just want to hug them.
Notice how wide the light brown goat is... Poor Cinnamon still has a month to go in her pregnancy and she's as big around as the does who are due in two weeks.
When we got Cinnamon, she came with the light tan wether. I got both of them for the price of him because her owner said she was too wild to do anything with. I thought she was a pretty little thing, so I decided to give it a shot.
She's now my favorite goat (don't tell the others). She's still the most skittish of the herd, but she lets me pet her and even seeks me out. I have does whose kids will be worth more, but she's the one I'm counting down for. I can't wait to meet her babies!
This isn't cute, but I had to include it because look at that sky. This right here is one of my favorite things in life: looking out over my field to see my animals happily grazing under a bright blue sky.
Rolling hills that had been vibrant green just weeks ago were now muted in tone, as if they were taking a deep breath before bursting into the song of fall.