Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sunday Stills "Husbandry"

This weeks Sunday Stills was on Husbandry, that confused me for a moment so I looked it up.. Here is the definition Husbandry So I thought to myself there will be lots of cows and horses what can I take pictures of?

My friend raises Boer goats this year they had 38 kids more than expected. We drove down this week Oh MY Goodness cute does not fit the bill here. All I can say is I would love to have a goat.
This little one is a bottle fed baby and he bawled the whole time I was in the barn until I walked over to see him. All he wanted was for me to skritch the top of his head Dennis had to drag me away from the place.
I felt the need to take a picture of cows only because they are all around our house.
The farm below us has two donkeys so Buster and I wondered down to see them. Farmers keep them for protection of their herd and also something about pinkeye? The larger of the two barns in the background is where the family lives. It has been redone and is really very cool. The upper right half is fixed up into a great home overlooking a lake.


Not to be left out this is Jack, the goat guardian. Jack is one of the largest dogs I have every seen his head came up to my waist but it was his mass that was imposing. Did I mention Diane was not home when we went to see the goats, it took me a minute or two to make sure Jack was just all bark. His mate Jill and he stay out with the stock and protect them. He was very lovable Jill prefered the goats to us!!


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28 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Thanks for your comment on my Journal. Do you live near all these beautiful creatures? Great photos.

Ed said...

Very nice pics...:-)

Tracey said...

Great pictures...but don't wish for a goat. They are pure evil; they'll eat the clothing right off your back. It would never do to be running back to the house without the skivvies. What would the neighbors say?

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent photos! Those baby goats are too cute!!

Pete said...

Nice shots. Love the goats.

Andrea said...

Wonderful shots!! I love the baby goats!! I had to look up "husbandry" too! :)

WhimsybyMari said...

Lori yes I do live close to all those critters, I did fail to get the buffalo that live two doors down. The owners were away and I find then a little imposing (huge) to be there myself!

Teri Landow said...

So very cute!!!!

dibear said...

Goats are so cute. I love to see the babies.

The Wife said...

Awesome job. Love the dogs names-Jack and Jill! :o)

Shirley said...

Way too cute, and like Tracey says, they are Trouble! Wait till they climb all over your car and leave little hoofprints all over it!

Sherri said...

I'm glad to see others had to look up husbandry, too. LOL Loved the burro. Nice pics!

MariesImages said...

Wonderful variety of shots....the goats are CUTE!

Patches said...

Very cute goats! And I love the donkey as well! Great shots!

WhimsybyMari said...

It is not that I didn't know what Husbandry was, it was more like I didn't understand what type of animals it encompassed. Thanks for all the great comments

Flo said...

Jack and Jill, I love it :) Great pics.

Mine is up over at my photo blog.

Flo said...

Jack and Jill, I love it :) Great pics.

Mine is up over at my photo blog.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awww! Love the long ears!

And my favorite guardian dog is the Great Pyrenees...they look like canine polar bears. :)

Wonderful photos.

Yes get a goat. They will make you smile every day!

~Lisa

J9 said...

Kid goats are adorable, and Jack looks so sweet!

Kelly said...

All great! Love the photo of your donkey. We had one exactly like him. Peanut followed us around everywhere!

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

Cant wait for you to take me to see them!! Great shots and I love that Pyrenese! he is beautiful!
Red should be fun next week..have to walk a few times and see what we come up with, I've got some ideas already!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I really enjoyed the photos of the goats.. so cute! :)

Rising Rainbow said...

Ya just gotta love those babies crying for attention.....they're my favorite kind.

angelinabeadalina said...

Such a cute closeup of the kid, Mari! Jack and Jill sound like very special bodyguards for those kids,too.

mudranch.com said...

Great pictures, and such beautiful animals! Jack reminds me of my flock guardian Abby. Her head is the size of a basketball... She's Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd... Such neat dogs!

I also have to agree with Tracey on the goat thing... That's why I have sheep. :D

Jen Mo said...

Love the first one the best! But they are all very good!!

Regular Guy said...

Nice shot of Jack (is that a play on words?). I like the ready to eat picture.

~ Sara ~ said...

Wonderful shots!