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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
miscellaneous boy goat update and bonus birds 
24th-May-2011 10:38 am
This morning, I dewormed all of the yearlings, Scout, and Lerris. On Sunday, we had noticed that someone was dropping "dog poo" rather than pellets, so this was not just a precautionary measure. Constantine and Astor were looking *very* pale this morning, so I have my suspects. And of course Astor spit about 1/4 of his dewormer back at me, so I'll be getting him again tomorrow morning.

Moving Lerris in with the little-er boys has been good for his general flighty disposition. Rather like Russell-cat, acknowledgment or eye contact will still send him fleeing. But he is not quite so insistent on a 20-foot buffer between him and humanity anymore. Under the influence of the yearling tribe, he's a little calmer, and a little bit more willing to occupy the same timezone as me. He has even - on very rare occasion - brushed up against me during breakfast.

And on a totally different topic - the Virginia Flycatcher nesting pair is back for the fourth year. They have moved the nest from over the front door to the corner downspout. I think the new location is a vast improvement for all of our sanity.
24th-May-2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad your Flycatchers are back and that they've moved slightly farther away from your daily paths.

We have robin's nests on 2 out of 3 of our porches. The one on the little house makes sense, we open that door maybe 4 times a month. The one on our back porch, the main door we use for everything makes little to no sense to me. But it's far enough away that at least at night the parents just glare at us and don't fly off.
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