The Goat Channel

Nov
6

Goats are an endless source of amusement. They are clever animals, and they love to play. I can, and do, watch them for hours. It’s like having my own little entertainment network right off my front porch. In case you don’t have goats in your front yard (and why ever not???), I’ll share mine.


The fun starts like this, with a little head-butting.

Or sometimes like this, “bothering” each other by batting hooves on whoever happens by or climbing on their back.

Next thing you know they’re standing on two legs.

Leaping.

Cavorting.

And frolicking.

I love the standing up on two legs the best.

Nutmeg is really good at it.

I think she likes to show off.

Sometimes Honey and Nutmeg forget what they’re doing and get mama involved.

“Don’t do it, Honey!”

“You’re gonna be sorry! Don’t you remember…..

….what she did to that cat?”

THUNK.

Honey picked himself up halfway across the goat yard.

Clover: “Show’s over. I would like a cookie now. Oh, and I’ll take their cookies, too, thank you. And if that cat had anything, send it here. I’m its new address. WANT TO TRY MILKING ME NOW, WOMAN? I’M IN THE MOOD.”

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on November 6, 2008  

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  1. 11-6
    7:23
    am

    Whoa! That kitty had the look of, “Come on, make my day!” I love to see goats playing, they are so funny and they never seem to tire of it. I like when they stand up too. Thanks for sharing the great pics.

  2. 11-6
    7:48
    am

    That was great! Thanks for making my morning! :clap:

  3. 11-6
    7:53
    am

    Clover and I have a lot in common! I like to head butt my kids as well!

  4. 11-6
    8:23
    am

    Funny post, Suzanne!
    You almost make me want to get goats. The Captain says, no way. So I’m settling for chickens.

  5. 11-6
    8:45
    am

    They are just too cute! I don’t know how you get anything done with all those animals around. I think I would spend all day outside playing with them. (at least until it snowed)

  6. 11-6
    9:01
    am

    I think the goat antics are cute. I would probably sit out on the front porch and watch, too.

  7. 11-6
    9:13
    am

    I am sure I could watch them for hours. I LOVE your stories. Any chance you will rent out a room for a week long summer retreat? :mrgreen: Thanks for the right start to another chilly morning.

    Cece

  8. 11-6
    9:34
    am

    Love the goats! It looks as if they’ve got LOTS of space to cavort. That makes me happy for them.

    P.S. Did your cousin win reelection?

  9. 11-6
    9:53
    am

    So entertaining to watch for sure. Love the last picture. Clover takes great pictures.

    on the forum I am trying to find the thanksgiving desserts listed and cant get it to come up. Is it gone? I also tried typing in pumpkin trifle dessert too and nothing comes up. what do i need to do.

  10. 11-6
    9:57
    am

    Oh I wish we had goats here at the house, I would cancel our satellite because I’m sure I’d be watching them all the time too. I’d cancel our lawn service too, I bet they’re great lawnmowers!

  11. 11-6
    9:58
    am

    You’re right – goats make some very interesting pets. We my daughter was quite young (6 or 7) we had a billy goat who was an absolute doll with the exception that he wanted to be a HOUSE goat. He would stand on the deck and beg to come in the house. Loved to ride in my husband’s pickup. He’d jump in, plant his behind on the seat and his front paws on the dash and they would go down the road.

  12. 11-6
    10:00
    am

    Suzette, no, he lost! :cry:

    Jane, the Thanksgiving desserts thread is here:

    http://chickensintheroad.com/forum/just-recipes/favorite-thanksgiving-desserts/page-1/

  13. 11-6
    10:31
    am

    I want goats! Some day I will persuade the hubby! Suzanne you need to video them and post to you tube.

  14. 11-6
    10:35
    am

    Loved the pictures! I wish I lived on a farm. Or a ranch out west. Thanks for sharing these.

    Adding “get goats” to my list of things to do before I die… :flying:

  15. 11-6
    10:36
    am

    I love Clover bestest.

  16. 11-6
    10:45
    am

    better then television!

  17. 11-6
    10:46
    am

    YUMMMM, all those tomatoes!! I would see alot of BLT’s sandwhiches, and tomato sandwhiches and toppings for pizza…. :mrgreen:
    Those goats…they are soooo much fun. I would watch them for hours too Suzanne!!! I’d NEVER get anything done, between playing with them and Coco!! And Dukie and the cats. LOL :sheepjump:

  18. 11-6
    10:47
    am

    P.S. – when I saw the picture “Leaping”..I read it too fast, thinking it said “laughing” because my parakeet has numerous laughs that crack us up!

  19. 11-6
    10:49
    am

    I’m hoping that when we had goats over for a couple of days a while back that the itchy watery eyes were just from some other fluke of nature. I would not like to think I am allergic to them, cause I want a few when we get our property!
    Your goats continue to be cuter than ever.

  20. 11-6
    11:01
    am

    Goat cards!!! Goat calendars!! More goats!!! :catmeow:

  21. 11-6
    11:08
    am

    In case you don’t have goats in your front yard (and why ever not???)

    Uh, city ordinance.

    Who needs goats? I have kids.

  22. 11-6
    12:27
    pm

    Wish I was there to enjoy the fun. Clover rules!

  23. 11-6
    12:56
    pm

    How do you get anything done with all of the excitement going on in your yard? :sheepjump:

  24. 11-6
    2:56
    pm

    It’s like they never grow up, always playing!

  25. 11-6
    4:01
    pm

    You know goats and real kids have a lot in common! *G*

  26. 11-6
    4:52
    pm

    I am so in love with your goats!! I want some but alas, I live in the big city and they don’t really like goats. Someday, though. Someday I shall have my goats.

    :sheepjump:

  27. 11-6
    5:15
    pm

    The goats are so entertaining!

  28. 11-6
    7:25
    pm

    “Want to try milking me now…” :rotfl:

  29. 11-6
    7:30
    pm

    They are funny critters, I have to admit! :rotfl:

  30. 11-7
    12:19
    am

    I think they all need some hats to wear while they are frolicking and cavorting lol.

  31. 11-7
    12:36
    am

    I love your goats!!

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