Saturday, March 08, 2008

There's an explanation...

For my substantial blog absence, that is.  First, there was company.  And the company brought a new I-Mac. (Note: I have been a PC gal for over a decade, and this object is COMPLETELY foreign to me)  And work just went crazy busy.  There's a lot I can share with you, but let me just try this one blog post with the new equipment, and we'll go forth from there...



The goats are freshening, and there are babies everywhere! These are some of the first, sharing a playpen. Now, Shetland enthusiasts, don't despair...I am not converting to goats, but without any lambs this year, I have to settle...
So, check this out. (Still fascinating, no matter how many times I get to see it, birth is simply amazing.) My Shetland girls always lambed in secret, robbing me of any fun. These goats are not nearly as shy, and by now I am just another "post in the barn", so to speak, so I had a front row seat.






Viola!  
(Note: DH and daughter thought these pictures were disgusting, and ran from the computer with a chorus of Eeewww! and Yech!)

Now, putting this post together has frazzled my patience, so you'll have to wait for further updates...and if anyone can tell me why this blasted cursor rockets off to the edge of the screen with no warning, I'd love to hear it.  That never happened with the PC...just saying...

8 comments:

Kathy said...

I'm with ewe, Mel...I never tire of watching the birth of the lambs. Then too, I used to watch the bees on brood frames whenever I opened my hives up - it's just fascinating to me.

Good to see you back!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Congratulations on moving up to a Mac, Melanie! (VBG) Don't worry, you'd be having this learning curve even if you'd changed or upgraded your PC; it'll get better.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh, go to System Preferences (click and drag on the Apple logo, probably at the upper left corner of your screen), and then click on Keyboard & Mouse. There you can customize the sensitivity of your mouse/tracking pad.

Karin said...

Thanks for posting!! Those are amazing pictures. I have never seen anything like it.

Those kids are awfully cute...

Kathy said...

Hey! Slick's gettin down with his girls! As soon as warmer weather can insure a safe delivery...I'll send you a dozen of his best work for your incubator/hen. :)

melanie said...

Go Slick! But don't short yourself on eggs - those of us with chickens get very protective of our fresh eggs...a half dozen will do...

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

good pictures! I just had my last two goat kids born this afternoon *U* Love it every time!

Amy said...

We raise Mini-Nubian goats, Muscovy ducks, peacocks, cats, and 4 dogs- 2 are Great Pyrenees.