Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's Shaggy Time!

Aaahhhh, Spring is coming to the Farm. How can I tell, you ask? Not by the temperatures, that is for sure. Nor by the weather as we had quite the little snowstorm yesterday. I can tell by the state of our coats.
It's shaggy time on the Happy Goats Farm!

We are a mess; some of us more than others of us. Abby and Michael are the worst. I mean, just look at Abby. She looks like she is shedding little mini sheep. You would think she would have the grace to shed mini goats.



What she is shedding is the warm underfur we grow to keep us warm in the winter. In Abby's case the white of her underfur really shows against her black coat.




My coat is varied and has white in it so my shedding isn't as noticeable.



Michael is a raggedy mess. The publicist keeps pulling big pouffy pieces off of him but they keep reappearing.


He looks like he is trying to have dreadlocks. Maybe he wants to move to Jamaica. I wouldn't blame him; it is warm all the time there.



Luke was very curious while the publicist was taking these pictures. He kept putting his little head over the fence. It was a good thing the electricity wasn't running through the fence wires or he would have been in for a shock. Ha! I made a joke. He isn't as shaggy as the rest of us - he lost a lot of his fur in the change from baby goat to adult goat.



Soon we will shed all of this fur and be back to our summer coats and we won't look as ragged. THAT will mean nice, warm sunny weather. I am all for that.

6 comments:

  1. That's a lot of shedding! My coat does not really shed. My Mommie likes that about me.

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  2. Yeah, we know about shedding too. Horse hair, cat hair, dog hair.... It's just everywhere. And you can tell the publicist that the in-struc-tion man-u-al is that small funny looking square paper bound up with teensy tiny little words written on it. But since you are a goat with an education you probably know that already!

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  3. Lily the labradoodle's hair doesn't shed, but it GROWS. She got a haircut today too. She gets one at least once a week, because I only do a little at a time. Pumped about my soaps!

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  4. well, i couldnt find 'bambi' to drop on, so I dropped on you guys. Ok, i gotta ask, i love the goats, i want a goat. Are they easy to take care of? they are so freaking adorable.

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  5. yeah adorable but I seem to remember they eat everything in sight..nice if you want your lawn mowed. Can you spin that underfur??

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  6. We have hairs everywhere around here; from goats, from cats and from humans. Oy!

    Thanks for the input about the instruction manual. I will pass it on to the publicist Julia. She can sometimes be smart. Not always, but sometimes.

    Margo thanks for trying my soap. I don't think I would like to get my hair cut.

    John, thanks for stopping by. I think goats are pretty mellow, but I am a goat. I think we sometimes drive the publicist a bit crazy like when we want to graze and she wants us to go into our pen. And then there is the random butting. But overall I think she is very happy to have us.

    Sweetwater the publicist is a very basic knitter but she has a friend who has asked her to collect our fur when she brushes us so I suspect there is something that can be done with it. It is very soft as compared to our outer coat.

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