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A couple of weeks ago we finally received more than five inches of rainfall, which helped to green up the goat pasture considerably. Suddenly though, the temperatures soared into the low 80’s over the weekend, which was a perfect opportunity for all of the goat kids to really run around and play!

The pasture looks very big when you're a very small goat

The pasture looks very big when you’re a very small goat

The grass isn’t very tall, but at least now it’s green, although the goats were much more excited about the rocks than the grass anyway!

Goats love rocks!

Goats love rocks!

They're  fun to stand on, and make you look taller than your friends

They’re fun to stand on, and make you look taller than your friends

Rocks are really fun to run and bounce around, too!

Rocks are really fun to run and bounce around, too!

It doesn't matter which direction, it's just fun!

It doesn’t matter which direction, it’s just fun!

"Look at meeee! I can flyyyyy!"

“Look at meeee! I can flyyyyy!”

"It's my turn!"

“It’s my turn!”

However, it seems that some of these rocks in the pasture have become habitat for our resident reptiles…and two Coast Range Fence Lizards were NOT amused about the pitter-patter of tiny goat feet bouncing around above them!

If you look closely you can see there are TWO cowering lizards trying to hide from Goatzilla!

If you look closely you can see there are TWO cowering lizards trying to hide from Goatzilla!

I promise, the lizards did manage to scurry away to safety between bounces.

The goats didn't even notice the lizards though, they were too busy, like Rowena here, trying to fly!

The goats didn’t even notice the lizards though, they were too busy, like Rowena here, trying to fly!

While the goats were running, jumping, zipping around, and launching themselves off the rocks, Rosie suddenly noticed there was a giant in their midst.

"Don't panic, everyone! I'll take him down!"

“Don’t panic, everyone! I’ll take him down!”

Working together these Lilliputian goats soon toppled the giant to the ground, and Rosie suggested he should be interrogated…

"I'll hold him down...now, let's find out what he wants!"

“I’ll hold him down…now, let’s find out what he wants!”

"Who, Sir, are you?!  Are you lost?"

“Who, Sir, are you?! Are you lost?”

"He doesn't say much does he? Do you think he's sleeping?"

“He doesn’t say much does he? Do you think he’s sleeping?”

"He might be dangerous, don't let him up!"

“He might be dangerous, don’t let him up!”

"You're not getting up until you tell us why you're here!"

“You’re not getting up until you tell us why you’re here!”

However, it turned out that this ‘giant’ really wasn’t so scary after all.

"Are you quite sure that's safe?"

“Are you quite sure that’s safe?”

"Hey, you're right, this is actually kinda nice"

“Hey, you’re right, this is actually kinda nice”

"You don't look like us..."

“You don’t look like us…”

"...but  you seem very nice, so we've decided you can stay"

“…but you seem very nice, so we’ve decided you can stay”

With Indy keeping a watchful eye, the goats went back to playing, and browsing

With Indy keeping a watchful eye, the goats went back to playing, and browsing

"Hello rock, I'm going to jump on you!"

“Hello rock, I’m going to jump on you!”

"I wonder if the giant would like to try a strawberry leaf?"

“I wonder if the giant would like to try a strawberry leaf?”

We’ve been a little quiet the last two weeks while we settle into our new busy spring routine with the goats. We’ve been so busy, we’ve barely had a chance to relax.

Although we have managed to sit down and relax for a few minutes here and there

Although we have managed to sit down and relax for a few minutes here and there

Kidding season isn’t quite over yet, either, as Mariposa Lily is scheduled to kid this coming weekend. But in the meantime, here’s a short video of the kids enjoying a sunny afternoon in the pasture.

We’ll post an update when we have more news about Lily.

We'll be back!

We’ll be back!

There have also been a couple of other new additions to the farm this week, but more about them…soon!