Plenty of people in the field..
Some playing up their mountain ..
While others took advantage of the peace in the barn to tuck into that delicious haylage..
A bale of pea straw ..
Or the freshly scattered barley straw ..
So much choice! No wonder there were a lot of fat goatie bellies tonight!
Our oldest lady, Tammy, often trots round to the back of the milking parlour hoping to be let in and given a treat. Like many of the older girls, she is very partial to the odd banana but lately she has taken a liking to spiced black tea for some reason. She has tried to help herself to my cuppa on several occasions and I have lost a couple of nice mugs as she brought them crashing to the floor.
So, this morning when she started hunting round for her morning brew, I made her a mug of her own. Nothing like warm spiced tea on a cold January morning ..
David has been away at a farming machinery show for a couple of days, so I have been milking solo in the evenings. On the whole, the girls were pretty well behaved, but there was the odd naughty person who took full advantage of a single human.
The empty stall has been vacated by a naughty goat who jumped off ... So, only natural that the girl next door has to check out if there is any food left over ..
Finally, I would like to introduce one of our little stud-boys-in-waiting .. Ivanhoe.