There’s no question, at almost eight months old, that Lotus and Minnie are all grown up. They’re definitely not baby goats any more, and their personalities couldn’t be more distinct. We just can’t believe how fast they’ve grown.
Of the two, Minnie is the most sensitive to her surroundings, and isn’t particularly fond of change. It also takes her a little longer to get used to new people when they come to the farm for a visit.
By her very nature she is definitely the more timid of the two.
Despite being shy, most of the time Minnie likes to think she’s in charge, and keeps a very close, and somewhat suspicious, eye on anyone that’s new in HER barn.
When it’s just us though, the girls are much more relaxed, and more than happy to ham it up for the camera.
Of course, Lotus still has a tendency to get too close to the camera sometimes.
Recently I was in the barn with the girls, and decided we needed a couple of extra photos for our annual farm calendar. Minnie’s coloring makes it challenging to get good pictures of her sometimes, but I think I liked this one the best.
But this one of Lotus is definitely my favorite overall. She looks like quite the glamour goat in this shot.
Of course, we couldn’t just put one of them on the cover, that wouldn’t be fair.
Sorry Minnie, you’ll have to share with Lotus. No arguments, or we’ll put J.J. on the cover instead!
I thought that might convince you.
In addition to the calendar cover, the girls are also slated to appear in the months of March, and October.
We’re just waiting on the final proofs, and hopefully “A Year at Curbstone Valley Farm – 2013” will ready for publication by the end of next week, in plenty of time for the holidays. We’ll post more soon, along with a full preview, after the proofs arrive!