Friday, November 8, 2013

Life In The Gonad-Free Zone

It's late afternoon.

The afternoon feeding is done and the sun is setting in the west...

 sending its last rays upward from the horizon like searchlights.

It's been a little over a week since the fainting goat bucks were castrated,
and I am happy to report that everyone is healing nicely.

Their days are relatively quiet and uneventful...
that is, until feeding time.

Now, for these testosterone-free fellows, feeding time is the highlight of each day.
Blubbering behavior that used to be part of the mating ritual

is now used to move each other onward to another bowl.

They each take their turn blubbering to the next goat,
as they chase him from his dinner.

Onward he goes to the next goat and, blubbering, chases him onward as well.

It's like a blubbering game of dinner tag,
or perhaps a very slow dinner relay.

It's quite amusing.
Even Becky's horse, Sid, is entertained by this display.

Happy Friday, friends!
I am excited for this weekend as we are having a bonfire and pizza party in the pavilion.
Family and friends will join us for this autumn celebration.
Even Tyler will be here.

(I made 23 personal pizza crusts and Amanda made sweet potato pizza crust
with our purple sweet potatoes...
purple crust!)
I will share pictures on Monday (and save some pizza for you, too!)

Hope you have the best weekend!!


  1. The sunset,beautiful!! The goats,goofy!! The bonfire and pizza in the pavilion, heavenly!! Have a great weekend.

  2. Oh! We haven't seen Sid in awhile; he looks great!!!

  3. have a great time. i think you will have wonderful fall weather too!

  4. I should do a post about Sid....he is one amazing, athletic horse! Becky has been training him for cross country eventing and he has done quite well!

  5. We haven't had pizza in a very long time, so please do save me a slice or four.


  6. TGIF!!! I along with you am looking forward to this weekend. Don't think there is pizza on my menu, so you will have to save a piece. I will be "overseeing" 4 of my grand kids for the weekend. Heaven forbid babysit. Off to Central Oregon I go. Enjoy Tyler for the weekend also!! Hugs!!

  7. Glad to hear the boys are all doing well. Sounds like a fun weekend!

  8. Must be fun watching all the animal antics each day.
    Wow that's a lot of pizzas you made!! Have a fun weekend. : )

  9. Maybe the goats rotating dining behavior makes them feel like they are eating at a smorgasbord. The blubbering could be their way of saying "Hey! Quit hogging all the oven-roasted kibble. Remember, you can come back as many times as you want, now move the line along - we're all hungry!
    "Hey Fred! Did you get a look at the amazing dessert bowl"? There are so many blintzes & eclairs, it's enough to make me faint. And that was exactly what every one of the goats proceeded to do because, as we all know, it doesn't take much to excite this herd of myotonic goats.
    Your weekend plans sound wonderful.Have a great time with friends & family.

  10. I can't wait to see purple crust!!! I love that you can ! Yay! Have a great time! I think I can smell the pizza..


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