Climbing Kids

Kids will jump up on just about anything they see.  If it can be climbed on, they’ll climb on it.

So when I put a bale of hay in the shed, the kids immediately begin jumping up on it.

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I put a new salt block out in the pasture and the next morning it had muddy, poopy kid hoof prints on it.

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The most energetic and nimble of them will climb onto the backs of their mothers.

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In the past they wouldn’t have dared jump on Johnny.  But now that he’s grown old and slow they climb on him too now. If he minds, he doesn’t show it.

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13 comments on “Climbing Kids

  1. Joanna says:

    How funny! Our young alpacas have to roll in the new bales of hay, which then means they are a nightmare to clean. Not good for a fleece animal 😀

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    • Bill says:

      When we had our Great Pyr guard dog he would lay down on the hay when I put it out for the goats to eat.
      I wish the kids wouldn’t play on the salt blocks. It looks even worse today. Defeats the point.

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      • Joanna says:

        I can imagine with salt block! Ewwww!
        As for what your dog’s coat would be like after rolling in the hay – oh boy! How did you tackle that one?

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  2. Bill, kids will be kids no matter what species they belong to. It does seem that baby goats win the prize for best entertainers. YouTube and facebook is littered with short goat clips. They are fun to watch and I expect they are even more entertaining in person. How could anyone be sad or emotionally down for very long around goat kids.

    I think it’s a wonderful thing that you let Johnny live out his old age with dignity. His life has added much to the success of White Flint Farm over the years. It’s only right that he should have a retirement. Not many would waste the food on an over the hill goat that has seen the better part of life. I commend you for having that respect for life even in an old Billy Goat.

    Have a great kidding around day.

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  3. Such wonderful tolerance on Mom’s face. Or is that resignation. 🙂 –Curt

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Baby loons on their mama’s back? Sure. Likewise, alligators. But I never would have imagined a mother goat standing still (literally or figuratively) for such a thing. Wonderful photo!

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    • Bill says:

      Most of the standing-on-Mama happens when they’re laying down. This is more unusual. Requires a bold and well-balanced kid and a very mellow Mama.

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  5. Linda says:

    Awwww, this is so sweet, I love these photos. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

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  6. I always love pics of the kids … :))

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    • Bill says:

      If I recall correctly, one of the first comments I got on the blog was from you responding to a picture of a kid. 🙂

      I confess that I love kid pictures too. It’s tempting to post them every day.

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