First she gave Chanel an exam. Well into senior citizen status, (I think she is 31 this year) Chanel still looks good. Her winter coat is gone and she is showing off her sweet summer dapples. She is slimmer than she often is, too.
Next Abraham had his shots.
The three adult goats all had rabies shots. The kids had a combo vaccine to keep them healthy.
Dinner was put in the oven, then I took my camera out to the pasture.
The kids (around a month old) were leaping like deer.
Fast forward till 1:00 AM. I was sleeping peacefully when my daughter called out, "There is something in the pasture and the ducks are going nuts." I got up and dressed as fast as I could, bleary and confused. Out we went with flashlights.The mama duck was quacking loudly, and racing around the pasture. We had scared off whatever critter was out there, and after a good look around went back to bed, worried.
This morning I could only find 4 out of 5 ducks. And every last egg was gone from the pretty nest. All day I felt sad that one of my ducks had been carried off. In the afternoon, when work was done, I walked out to do chores. And there were all 5 ducks. Sometimes living with livestock presents mysteries. Where had that missing duck been all day? Who made off with all the hidden eggs?
Visitors. Some bring happiness by arriving, like our veterinarian, and some by leaving, like the night time marauder.