Saturday, April 18, 2009

Still Alive

First: Me. My sincere apologies for neglecting FFF so much recently. Things are busy at work and spring is busy at Farcical Farm. Next week will be better.

Second: Goats. Today marks the one-year anniversary of their arrival and survival in our care. Amazing when you think of the odds. This afternoon they busted out of the pasture and made a bee-line for the rhubarb. The picture above is Roland on his first day -- note the van in the background, complete with the ramp that David made so they could get into it. That's how tiny they were.


9 comments:

allhorsestuff said...

Roland is soooo cute!
Did the Rhubarb survive for your eating later?

EvenSong said...

Not sure, but it seems like I've heard that, in spite of the tasty stalks, the leaves of the rhubarb plant are toxic/poisonous? Maybe just for horses and/or people; maybe just my imagination.

Or maybe you were just saying it in the sense of "Look out ma! We're headed for the rhubarb!"

tontok = It seems like there should be a great allusion to Tonka here, but my brain is TOTALLY dead this morning (and my body not far behind)! I'll post soon about Kate's and my marvellous adventure yesterday...

dp said...

Yes, ES -- rhubarb leaves are poisonous for everyone, but especially so for little goats. It was definitely a "Look out penguin, they are headed for the rhubarb" moment. Goats are their own worst enemies.

Funder said...

I'm amazed that they've remained so cute as they grew up. Is that vet wrap on Roland's leg?

Glad to hear everybody is alive and well!

Conat - Conan's less famous cousin. Fainted at the sight of blood, moved to the city, became a moderately successful accountant.

oregonsunshine said...

dp, I'll get working on your tail bags today. Promise.

As long as you'll cover shipping, I'm happy. Shoot me an email?

oregonsunshine21 at gmail dot com

(And as I get irritated at the kiddies when they use age as in "whoo-hoo, I'm 21!" in the email addies, the 21 in mine stands for the day I moved to Oregon, 2/1. Just so ya know.)

wv: mernest- maybe I'm earnest, maybe I'm not!

Carole said...

That is one cute goatlet! Do you do anything with them? Besides admire them and enjoy their adorableness, of course. :-)

Black Jack's Carol said...

I am amazed and impressed that you know the important anniversaries for each member of your crew. I must be missing the anniversary gene. People keep asking me Black Jack's age, and the other day, I finally looked in my photos to find the date of the first ones, so I could approximate a relatively accurate response. I've loved each of my pets to bits, but dates escape me. Why is that?

And, as others have notes, that's one heck of a cute goat!!

And, ya-a-ay Canucks!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Cute patooties when they're that small, eh?
What was going on with that foot?

Congrats on anniversaries, even critter and farm ones :)

~Lisa

dp said...

Roland's leg is vet wrapped in piece of foam tubing. One of his tendons was too tight when he was a baby, and the hoof curled under. Without this simple intervention he would have walked on his fetlock (if that's what you call it in a goat) instead of his hoof.