Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kids and Wildflowers and Peanut

On Saturday, we went over to the ranch to pick out our three kids. The decision was quite easy as all of the kids are gorgeous. Christine, the ranch owner, knew this little male was ours as soon as she saw him. We agreed and decided immediately he was perfect for us. Look at the cool spots he has on his back.

This female lost her mother at birth and was adopted by the mother of our male. We figured the two kids would be happier moving to our farm as a pair. I love the band around her waist!

Our third female fell in love with Oliver right away, so we knew she was smart. She has white hind legs, which set her apart from the other kids.

We are in need of some good goat names. Any suggestions would be appreciated. The goats will be coming home in a couple of weeks when they are done nursing!

Oliver and I decided to pack a picnic dinner and drive out to photograph the wildflowers. After one emergency side-of-the-road poop stop (Oliver) and one emergency side-of-the-road pee stop (me), we finally made it to Shell Creek Road (about 20 minutes from our house). Here are some of my favorite shots. I had more fun taking pictures of Oliver in the flowers than the flowers themselves, as you can see.

Peanut is doing well. Her dressings have stayed on and she is not showing any signs of infection. She does appear to be a bit embarrassed about her naked bum. She would not let me photograph it for the blog.


  1. Oliver's getting so mature the goats! They're so adorable. Great photos - the spring flowers are lovely. I always enjoy visiting you, Jess, there's never a dull moment. Let's see, goat boy and two girls? I'll have to have another cup of cofee to think. It's difficult to pick without observing their personalities. I think animals often earn their names by their behavior, don't you think?
    Have a wonderful Easter!

  2. Love the pics of Oli in the wildflowers! Could it be any more idealic?! Those are some good looking goats too. I'm thinking "Billy" for the male, and "Nanny" #1 and #2 for the girls. You're welcome:)

  3. As usual Jess, you amaze me with your photography! Wonderful pictures! And glad to see the "brood" is growing and doing well. By the way, I see there is some modesty left in this world as evidenced by Peanut not wanting people to see her booty. She really is one of a kind!

  4. Thanks Mark and Doris! Yes, Mark, Peanut is a classy gal!:)

    Erin-Your creativity astounds me. Thank you.