Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Trip to the creek

While my sister was visiting, we all went to the creek. The animals love to run down the hill to the creek. You can see the people do too.
The people get tired before the animals do.
The sheep always lag behind and have to run even faster to catch up.
Once at the creek, eating is the order of the day. We pull the branches down so the animals can reach the good leaves. Here we've recruited my sister's boyfriend to help.
The goats will use each other to balance off of to try to get the high leaves.
Crossing the creek on logs is fun too! Especially if you play king of the hill and knock someone into the creek.

20 comments:

CeeCee said...

The question is, will they follow you home?
What great fun. How many people can say they get to do what you do?

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

wish I could have been there too!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Looks like a magical place.

Is the creek always flowing? It looks so dark and cool down there, but I bet nighttime is rough once all the skeeters come out. (I'm recalling my years living in South Carolina. gah!) Do you have Palmetto bugs, too (or in other words: flying cockroaches?)

~Lisa

Carol said...

So much more fun than sitting in front of a computer. And many more life's lessons.

Gayle said...

That looks like so much fun. I wish we had a larger piece of land and our own creek. That would be heaven.

Gail said...

Isn't it wonderful to have live water so close?

linda m said...

Looks like everyone - animals included - had a lot of fun. Wish I was there!

Diane said...

I enjoy reading your blog and great pics too. I have a question and maybe you can give me some advice. I am thinking about getting a goat for a small pasture that needs to be "eaten" down. I am thinking of getting a "small" breed goat...any suggestions?
I live in CA (wine country).
THANKS

amy said...

Oh gosh!!! So much fun!

Christy said...

CeeCee - they follow us everywhere! They are so silly, they love the creek but won't go there without us and won't stay after we leave.

Lisa - the creek is not flowing right now. The mosquitos are bad down there.

Diane - I have Nigerian Dwarfs and love them. If you just want them to eat weeds, I'd suggest getting 2 wethers. People are often giving away or selling wethers for cheap. They are very sweet. You need 2 goats, they are social animals and need a friend.

Linda said...

Gayle said...

"That looks like so much fun. I wish we had a larger piece of land and our own creek. That would be heaven."

I echo what Gayle said! Very nice Christy!

Erikka said...

It is really great to see someone who pursued a dream finally able to LIVE IT out in all its complexity and joy. I am very happy for you Christy and will remember to keep peeking in here to see those damn cute goats! I'm also SUPER jealous of those beautiful chickens you have.

Barbara said...

Hello Christy, WOW, Your farm is wonderful. Beautiful goats, sheep and chickens. Love all the pictures. I am looking forward to taking walks with my new kids.

Traineeship said...

I love your photos. I was so captivated by the enjoyable impression of your farm. I remembered my childhood days when i used to go to our farm and have a ride at the back of the cow. LOL!!!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

It looks like fun for the whole human and furry family! We love going down to our river too with our dogs.

Darcel said...

What amazing experiences you and your children get to have. My girls will be fascinated by these pictures.

Diane said...
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Diane said...

THANKS for the info on the goats.

Christy said...

Erikka, nice to see you again! It is wonderful to be here. I took a walk this evening with the goats, the sheeps, the guineas and a bunch of the chicks. It was so peaceful.

Fouquette said...

Christy, I have to say that you look so happy and so peaceful in all of your pictures! More proof that you are doing what you were meant to do - now if only I could enjoy the farm living as much as you! (can you tell that it's baling season?)

Krista