As much as I still don't enjoy spring like normal people do, some really cool stuff has been going on at the Ol Homestead.
First of all, these two teenagers got kicked out of mom's pen and had to get their own apartment.
BECAUSE MAMA HAD TRIPLETS!
This is the first time new goat kids have been born at our place. Usually their people have them moved up to the river where they spend summer by the time the babies arrive. SURPRISE! Mildred looked like she had maybe a little goat or two in there, but she is just very good at her job.
Then three days later, our friend came out to do her chores and there was a tiny wet goat kid in the next pen. She had to figure out who the baby belonged to, and it wasn't the one she expected. So first-time mother Lucy got off to a bit of a confused start, but we have them in their own pen now, the baby has figured out where milk comes from and the mother has figured out that the whole process is okay, and everybody is alive.
Phoenix would now like to remind us all what it's all about.
RELAX. Seriously. Why so stressful? (He is a horse, he has no idea what the word taxes means and he never has to pay bills with no income - he has no concept of income, so really, why wouldn't he relax, right?) He's totally IN THE MOMENT.
This is simply a great thing to see in the morning. These critters know how to enjoy a nice day.
Here's Parker whinnying to me as I walk in the gate.
Then I sat on the floor of the shed, half in the sunshine, and watched horses chew hay.