Oh what a glorious weekend it was.
Spring came and stayed in all her glory.
Birds singing, buds popping, heart thumping beautiful weekend!
Saturday was moving day for the fainting goats.
They wintered in pens in Becky's yard.
(Becky is Hubbs' sister whose log cabin is also on the farm.)
Summer will be spent in one of the large pastures next to where our chickens make their home.
Moving day is a group effort.
Becky takes Smoochie and Chip by lead ropes and the rest follow.
If she did not lead these two, they would wander and before you know it...
As it was, the move went smoothly.
I brought up the rear with camera in hand...and whooped and hollered whenever any of the goats
made an about turn....
after all, who want to run towards a crazy woman?
This is the first time ever that all of the fainters have been together in the same pasture.
In past years, we separated the bucks from the does;
but because all of our bucks lost their manhood last year,
they can all be together now.
Of course there was the typical head-butting until everyone had a chance to introduce themselves.
An offering of Ritz crackers took everyones' minds off of fighting.
Eventually, all was peaceful, and they set about the task of deciding
which house belonged to whom.
Sensing the excitement in the neighborhood, the chickens made a mad dash into the pasture...
a farm "mixer" of sorts.
Easter Sunday was a quiet day with a visit from Jen (Tyler's mommy) and her friend, Angel.
We had the usual huge farm breakfast with Mediterranean omelets, uncured local bacon,
and monster popovers!
As is typical, the afternoon went "to the dogs",
as we sat in the front lawn and watched Annie play.
Annie is now magically "off leash"(just when in the front lawn) and doing great...
largely thanks to Oakley who has taken on a "mentor" role with our little girl.
Sam, on the other hand, is the perfect playmate...
as they wrestle around the front lawn.
Annie had her first bath...
and her first weigh-in.
In the two weeks since her arrival, she has gained 7 pounds!
Life is good!