Friday, June 12, 2009

Ultimate Spool Supremacy?

Kevin thinks he is a big goat. He is bigger than he was when he was born, obviously, but he is not a big goat yet. I think maybe his hopping has gone to his head. Since he hops so high I think he thinks he is as tall as Jillian and Mallory. He actually went into battle for spool supremacy with Jillian the other day. I mean I can get away with this; I am a wily old goat. But Kevin? He is just a kid in the woods - or goat pen as the case may be. He just gets himself all full of hoppin' energy and off he goes - hop, hop, hop. He just doesn't care. I really don't think he cares if he wins the top spool or not. He just wants to play!

Jillian was already on the top spool; she really likes it up there and I can't say that I blame her. You get a good view from up there. Mallory was on the lower spool and Kevin was just lurking around.
Kevin decided to get a better look.

And up he hopped!

But Jillian gave him a good talking too and he was soon back down on the ground where he conferred with Mallory.

I wonder what secret he is telling to her?

She egged him on and up again he went but it was not to be....

Jillian is just too big for him right now. He has to keep eating the tasty weeds and grass so he can grow big and strong. But he sure did do a good leap down!

Soon he will have little playmates more his size. THEN he will feel like the big goat around here.
I think I am going to start a new feature here on my blog. I am going to call it Goatucation. So if anyone has any questions about goats or their care, just ask! I will be happy to tell you what it is like to be a goat.


  1. Oh it will be awesome for Kevin when Abby's bebbeh is born so he can be the big goat!

    I have a question: how long will it take before Kevin is full grown?

  2. I love to here about Kevin. He is just the cutest thing.

  3. The Maaaaa of Pricilla has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope you like the image I featured, and I hope this helps to attract many new visitors here.

  4. So now you have the three fully fledged Billy Goats Gruff tromping and hopping around up top, and the new little ones will have to reside underneath (for a while). Will that make the new kids the Trolls? Fun photos.

    Do you burn their horns off? We've tried paste and banding, but burning still seems to work the fastest. I still hate doing it, though. Sometimes I think it might be better to just keep their back scratchers and catch handles, especially if their aren't little children bending down over them.

  5. that is cool that fishhawk put your blog o places to see. i bet you wear your pearls every day! i think to win a witch trophy youu have to compete with other witches! <}:o)

  6. I love the goatucation!! I always have questions about you goats and your goaty ways! Most excellent.

  7. I have read some pretty good blogs lately, but I doubt any other has been as entertaining as this one. Pricilla you are the coolest goat ever! I'm following you ;)

  8. Oh, they are so cute... who would have thought? I LOVE baby Kevin. He's SO stinkin' cute.

    Do you make goat cheese? My favorite thing ever!

  9. Daisy - thank you for your question. It will be the topic of the first Goatucation on Monday.

    Becca - thank you. Tomorrow I am going to blog about my other son, Michael.

    Fishhawk - thank you so very much. I saw that you used my fancy photo where I am wearing my pearls. I don't dress up like that often...I appreciate your support of my blog.

    Grey Egg - thank you. All of the goats born here on the Farm have their horns. The male person just was not good at removing them so we decided to keep them. We don't know how Mallory and Jillian had theirs removed. Mine were burned off when I was a kid.

    jaz - yes, I agree. It was very nice of Fishawk. I don't wear my pearls everyday. I think Abby would steal them if I did.

    Julia - thank you for liking my new idea. It will run on Mondays instead of AbbyDay.

    Magaly - Thank you very much! It makes my hoof typing all worth while. I appreciate your following me.

    Tami - the publicist does make goat cheese with my rich milk. She has made feta,chevre, colby and cheddar. She does not discuss her mozzarella. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  10. I love the goat stories.

    Have a great weekend.

  11. I have a question! How social are goats? If I raised just one would that be pure torture for him not to have goaty companionship or would the family's human presence be enough?

  12. I love your blog, and Kevin is the cutest goat ever. We are new to goats -- we have three Boer goats, two females and a male -- and I'm wondering what you prefer to eat? We've settled on a diet of pasture grass, hay, and goat chow, but I can't help wondering if we're doing it right.

    If you like to look at pictures of other goats, my blog is at My goats aren't as tech-savvy as you are; I have to blog for them!

  13. Thanks for responding to my question about the preferred goat diet (on my blog)! It's nice to know I'm on the right track.


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