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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
Ginger-goat is a drive-in waitress 
11th-Aug-2015 09:14 am
A week and a half ago, I split up the four big kids from their mothers, and put the kids together in the back-right field, sharing the divided right barn stall. That way the kids and moms could talk through the fence, and generally not suffer too much separation anxiety during the weaning process.

These kids are too big to get through the fence (which is likely mostly psychological, since Kezzi could do it as a yearling), so if I remember to chain the gate shut, the division is solid. ... Unless, that is, that the *mom* wants to enable the kid to nurse.

Ginger-goat has figured out how to stand next to the fence so that her son Simon can stick his head through, rotate sideways, and nurse until she is done and walks off. Since it is Ginger's choice, I can't complain much about it. But really!
11th-Aug-2015 02:04 pm (UTC)
11th-Aug-2015 03:07 pm (UTC)
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11th-Aug-2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm very sure of that. I have sufficient broken fences and odd stories to back that up. AmazonMink certainly knows about wills and ways and boy goats climbing up the drifted snow to leap over fences....
12th-Aug-2015 03:20 am (UTC)
And what is their age adjusted to people years? Asks the woman nursing a three-year-old who very much does not want to be without bedtime milkies. :)
12th-Aug-2015 01:02 pm (UTC)
If we assume an average lifespan of 12 years for goats and 90 for humans, one "goat year" is equal to 7.5 "human years." If we assume a linear growth rate for both humans and goats, then Simon is about three human-equivalent-years old. So yeah...
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