Monday, November 19, 2012

Summertime Comes to Our Farm

What? It's November. How can Summertime come to Maine so soon?  Well, Summertime is a doe from a neighboring farm and she needs a boyfriend. She came to our farm on Friday.  She is a bit skittish and will not come within 15 feet of us. I don't think I have ever met a goat that didn't try to sit in my lap and check for treats.  This girl has trust issues and won't let me near. She does seem like a sweet girl though.
Teddy on the other hand is a big mush.  A smelly mush at this time of year, but a mush none the less.  He is the boyfriend in this love story. 
Summertime is not too sure of this arrangement.  Teddy did a lot of chasing and Summertime did a lot of running away. At first.  
Saturday dawned sunny and cool.  Teddy and Summertime were ignoring each other.  In goat terms, Teddy had done his job.  Summertime went back home to her family.  Edward and the little bucks came back into the bachelor field with Teddy. 
Life was back to normal.  Grain, hay, laying around in the sun. Yes, back to normal.

Everyone has their winter coats on.  We have to replace the back of the boys shelter.  Evidently, Teddy decided to redecorate and push down the back walls.  Silly goat. It will snow soon and the boys will be uncomfortable. It never ends.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm


Marigold said...

That Teddy! What a hunk!!!!! May I pin his picture up on the barn wall? Sigh ...

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hope Summertime makes Teddy's winter a little warmer! So cute! Wishing you a Happy Thanksgivng!

Kelly said...

Marigold- Yes, Teddy is a hunk. He would be honored if you pinned his pic up.

Kathleen- Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Mary said...

Love right back to you and your animals! Teddy is a handsome man-goat indeed. Wish i could hug him and tell him he's a goo' boy! :)