the light-footed goats

Addie, shedding her winter coat while eating some brush

One last visit with Julie’s goats… Another lovely, sunny, spring day.

an iris coming soon…
the goats have some gnomes in their yard

The goats were busy grazing and browsing, as goats do, and they were fun to watch. Brie even put on a little show. Julie though she might be pretending to be a dog…

being silly
“Whatcha doing, Brie?”

Some of my readers may remember Betsy, the little goat who had a rough start in her life. (see here for the story) I’m happy to report she has thrived with her new family and weighs as much, if not more, than she should now.


I want to go about like the light-footed goats.
~ Johanna Spyri

Crackers (hoping for a cracker!)

My apologies to Chai because I don’t seem to have gotten a picture of her! 🐐

Such a pleasant midday visit with the charming goat gals and then a great family history chat with Julie afterwards. I was delighted to see that Julie has a loose leaf ring binder system for storing her genealogy records that is similar to mine. I think she is the only person I know who loves collecting ancestors as much as I do.

18 thoughts on “the light-footed goats”

  1. It was a beautiful day and I’m glad we got to catch up a bit before you head out on your new big adventure. We’ll keep in touch. Thanks for the fun pictures of my “goatie girls”.

    1. Thank you so much for letting me share pictures of your charming goatie girls, Julie! Watching them was so enchanting and having a chance to chat with you in the sunshine and then in your family history room was wonderful.

  2. Crackers is adorable with her chin on the gate. Betsy has a beautiful color coat! Brie is definitely having fun. The relax gnome is my favorite! Barbara thanks for sharing Julie’s goats with us!πŸ₯°

    1. You’re welcome, TD! I love the coloring on Betsy’s coat, too. She’s such a sweetie. πŸ™‚ The goat girls all have their own different personalities and are definitely living their best lives. πŸ™‚

  3. Does Crackers have blue eyes?? I guess I never realized goats have anything other than brown eyes — who knew?? Glad you got these interesting photos to take with you — of course, the memories you’ll hold in your heart.

  4. I thought I remembered Betsy, but checked on the link to be sure. I think all the goats are cute Barbara. I remember Peggy had a post about goats at a neighboring farm. When I go to Heritage Park they have a petting farm. You need to pay to get in, but as I go by there to get to the Botanical Gardens, the goats are often hanging out in the pasture and look at me through the slats in the fence, sometimes with noisy hellos. πŸ™‚

    1. Goats do seem to be full of personality and playfulness. I love how they climb on anything available. (And they’re great at removing poison ivy from the property!) πŸ™‚

      1. Yes, I like how they spring up and down like a pogo stick – very cute. Poison ivy removal is a great trait – guess it doesn’t bother them to eat it. πŸ™‚

          1. That is how I think of them Barbara. πŸ™‚
            I like seeing goats at the Petting Farm. It is amazing to me how sure-footed they are on steep inclines. I’ve seen photos of goats nearly walking vertical on steep mountains and not tumbling down.

          2. It is pretty amazing how well they navigate those steep mountainsides…

    1. She is an exceptionally pretty little goat!!! Bob & Julie have been taking such good care of her. πŸ’™

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