Welcome to the great outdoors!


Yesterday was the perfect day to move the goats from their well-protected kidding pen to the great outdoors.  We had spring-like weather and another good day predicted for today, to help get them acclimated before that nasty, tired, 4-letter word, S.N.O.W., enters the forecast for tonight/tomorrow.

The mamas followed me, well, actually the feed bucket, perfectly to their outside pen.  The babies were supposed to follow their mamas.  When working with livestock, seldom does it go as it is supposed to.

The babies were confused and playful; preferring instead to hop in and out of their kidding pen and run in circles.  I had to catch each one and carry it to the outside pen.  Not a one would follow the leader.


Once in their new pen, they began to explore.  This included their introduction to the electric fence.  :O  The kids sound strangely human when they yelled their shock.  Get it?  Shock?




As they were also joining and meeting the two older wethers, there was a little hierarchy being sorted out.  A little “King of the Mountain” being played.


Mainly, there was sweet enjoyment, curiosity and sunshine!


About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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17 Responses to Welcome to the great outdoors!

  1. Mary says:

    oh I love them….I miss my girls!

  2. Do you know how many goats you want to eventually have?

  3. Beth Ann says:

    They are adorable. How can one not smile when looking at their antics???

  4. babywren says:

    They look soft and fluffy 🙂

  5. bhoyt10 says:

    Nothing cuter than baby goats playing!

  6. dayphoto says:

    Just like children let lose from a stale and musty classroom!!!

    ♬♬♬ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ♬♬♬

  7. Linda Burkhart says:

    Soooo cute!!! Nice to see your snow is gone, even if you get a bit more it should melt fast. Can’t wait to see your finished room, no rush though. 🙂

  8. pattisj says:

    Love those young ones! King of the Mountain–somebody always has to be the boss.

  9. debweeks says:

    Be still my goat loving heart!!!!!!!

    And I am really beginning to hate the SNOW word!!

  10. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    I’d like to hold those baby goats. Do they have a smell? Why didn’t Pig Farmer close in the roof rafters sold the cold couldn’t get in?

    • They don’t smell very much … especially when outdoors and not enclosed. The little, OLD, barn that is their home now, was on the property when we moved here. It isn’t in very good shape, but is getting us by for now.

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