Good thinking about the watermark. I need to look into that. I know there's some way that you can change the picture's...something, so that when it's right-clicked (to steal or print without the rest of the blog/webpage) you just can't. I hate the look of watermarked/copyrighted pictures (since if you don't put the mark directly over the subject, usually, if someone was inclined, it would generally be pretty easy for them to just crop the mark right out) so I've been resistant... But I proooobably should figure out a way to do something to them one of these days... haha
So poor Lacey, Hazel, and Atticus. They don't know where I've gone and they aren't too happy.
On Monday, the goats were huddled int their stall and made SUCH A RUCKUS when I got home. Lacey was outside next to the shed, on the right side, and nearly killed me when she came cantering+bucking around the shed to "greet" me. Yeah, that was fun. Having a nearly blind horse canter-bucking down a muddy hill that you're standing at the bottom of...she skidded to a stop about a foot from me... My favorite.
She was REALLY happy though! Hahaha
Then yesterday I got out of class an hour early, since it was the first day, so I was home by 4 instead of 5.
I basically felt like a mom of little kids as soon as I got into the pasture. Everyone was trying to get my attention in one way or another and the goats were following me EVERYWHERE. Lacey ended up biting Atticus because he wanted in on "her" mom- time and it was just super silly. Hazel acted all superior when it was time for her blanket to be changed "look at me, guys. Mom is paying attention to ME! HAH." It was super funny.
Poor dears. Everybody got hugs and love yesterday but they were pretty sure that was not "enough".
Then, this morning I headed over to feed and discovered that Lacey had gotten stuck in her fence again... I'm not sure HOW she did it but she managed to get her head between the chicken-wire bottom section and the top "electric" tape section, then get the middle "supporting" t-post somehow right in front of her chest...like a buggy or something.
Luckily it was easy to get her out and she was really pretty relaxed about it. She wasn't thrilled (throwing her head around all over the place like "I'M STUCK! YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE FASTER! This is so FRUSTRATING!!") but she knew I was going to save her so she just stood there until I told her "ok".
She could have easily just gotten herself totally out one way or another, had she tried, but she didn't. She's such a good girl.
I don't know WHY she keeps trying this getting out thing. She's totally fine when she's in for a long long time (ie, during the break, she would be in her stall from 3pm on Sunday to 9:30am on Monday) but last term she did the same thing. My first week of school and she's getting herself super tangled in fencing.
Maybe it's an attention thing? I don't know.
In any case, this weekend I'm going to change that section of fence AGAIN so she can't get her head through it at all. Silly goose-girl!!
In Hazel news, her belly is MONSTROUS. Those babies are seriously doing some exponential growth. It seems like everyday she's bigger. WHAT IS HAPPENING.
She's been being a bit more "meh" lately but I figure that's just late pregnancy stuff. She's still eating happily and seems really happy on a daily level...just uncomfortable!
I had a dream last night that she gave birth to fully grown cats... I hope not. I love cats but I want goat babies!!!! Haha
I got a kidding stall (around her favorite "bedtime" snuggle spot so I know she loves it) all set up for her last Saturday so we're set for whenever she decides to have them.
Hopefully soon!! Hopefully on a Thursday/Friday so I can have a whole weekend with them!
I don't think birth is imminent but we might looking at maybe two weeks... Her udder is changing more and it's just starting to seem to fill a little teensy bit more everyday (before it was a more weekly change-thing).
Then, the saddest, most pathetic thing you have ever seen:
"Please, please come home."
OH MY WORD. HAZEL. JUST STOP. Emotional tortureeeeee!!!!
And that is all for now. :)