Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Marion is Starting to Go Off on Her Own

Aaaah, poor Mallory.
Little Marion is starting to show her independence!
While she still needs her nanny for some milk, she is starting to get more and more of her food from eating hay and weeds like the big goats.

She has started grazing on her own.



It's something we mamma goats need to deal with as our kids get bigger.
It's hard.
You want to keep them small forever.
But that doesn't work.

They want to go out and stretch their goat legs.
They want to leap and hop and explore.



So we let go, but we teach them everything we can.
Like how to find the tastiest bit of grass.







Mallory has done this with Marion and she is ready to go and graze by herself.
But she still comes back to her nanny.
Just as the twins come back to Abby.



Because there is still so much to learn.

22 comments:

  1. They grow up so quickly! But I'm glad she's still by nanny a lot!

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  2. kids do grow up so fast! thank heavens mine live right next to me. this heat is horrible!

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  3. Not only do these babies grow fast, they exert their independence at such a young age!

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  4. Oh, how sweet. No, no one ever truly grows up. I still rely on my (human) mom when I need someone to complain to. She's very good at giving advice, tho not quite so good at showing me where the tasty grass is.

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  5. We can all learn a lot from our mommies! Marion is really growing up!

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  6. at least she still loves her mommeh and goes back to her lots.

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  7. They do grow up so very fast!!

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  8. They do grow up so very fast!!

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  9. lo and behold, so is Rocky, if you can believe it!!! I spotted him chewing on some granola, and my girl said she saw him attempting to graze.
    I guess he has gotten himself on schedule because he was born I think the same week as Marion.

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  10. Awwwww.... baby is growing up! That is a hard one... been there done that!

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  11. What kid doesn't go back to those who raised them? :)

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  12. Marion is growing so fast! So are the twins.

    They all are such cutie pies!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

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  13. It is so hard to let them go!
    Cute photos.

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  14. It's so scary when they go off on their own... nice to know mommy's within a hop, skip, and a jump...

    Twitter: SolarChief

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  15. We can't believe how fast they grow up but we know that Mallory is watching over her kid as she is out exploring the farm!

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  16. Aw! So she'll be hopping soon? (hope hope hope!)

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  17. They are sort of like teenagers--they want to have the freedom of the adults, but they want the comforts of being a child as well. Tough stuff this growing up. Sigh.

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  18. It's so hard when our babies grow up. They might think they are independent, but just wait until weaning. Then they come running right back to us! (Loudly)

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  19. Poor Mallory, but I guess that means she a good mom, er, nanny.

    Also? I would to echo what 于倫 said. Except that I'm not too sure what he said.

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  20. Oops. I meant to say that I would LIKE to echo what that guy said. {SIGH!}

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  21. I just love coming to see all the goats. Marion really is growing up and the twins are huge. Those are terrific pictures. More videos please.
    Have a great day.

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