Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Goats are Out!

My husband and I were driving along a country road yesterday when we spotted a herd of goats heading towards the road. Naughty goats. Somehow they'd escaped their enclosed grazing area. I guess they wanted fresh grass (it's barely up yet) and reasoned it might be greener on the other side?

My husband stopped the car so my camera could catch them in the act. The goats' owner had hopped into a vehicle and driven down the driveway to head them off. The first photo shows a few goats playing "peekaboo! You can't see me!"
The second photo shows the game is over -- "OOPS! I guess you can see me after all!"


dot said...

That's a bunch of goats!
My mother liked to keep milk goats as long as she was able. She named each one of them.

RuneE said...

We have quite a number of goats in Norway too, especially in the mountainous areas. It is said that they are especially fond of chewing tobacco - is that true in Canada too?

DeeMom said...

Neat pictures.

WE have had goats here, years back, BUT only one at a time

they are VERY curious critters...

One we had would jump up on the kids Trampoline...that was a HOOT

We sure learned fast to Tether...them or hte Fruit trees, the rose bushes etc were a done deal

However they did a number on the poison ivy... ;)

Katney said...

Goats always seem to have "other" ideas, don't they?

I've put up a comment on my chipmunk in answer to your question.

Anonymous said...

Quite a bunch of goats here.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done for haing the camera handy.. ;o0

You asked about Hard Times Farm... The two round windows are not part of the farm house as such, it was a hay barn and the round opening are seen often in such barns for letting air in. The stone is local and would have been quarried close by.. theres many small quarries within a short distance of here. The stone is I think Millstone Grit... and is a form of hard sand stone.. this would have been cut with chisels and wedges of wood. It seem hard to imagine how there did that with the tools of the day. I would think the farm is well over 200 years...
Ask question when ever you want to I do not mind, but bare with me on the time I take to answer.. ha!.. I can be e mailed direct aswell.


Ex-Shammickite said...

I hate it when that happens, it really gets my goat!

Jana said...

Goats can be crazy! About 10 years ago I used to drive past a ranch that had a huge population of goats. There was an over turned car on the property and every morning there wer goats sitting on the car. It would make me smile every day!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Never heard goats like chewing tobacco but I wouldn't doubt it. ;-)

I hear many tobacco farmers are switching over to raising goats, so there is a connection.

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