Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Buck Bridge opens for business

Some friends of ours brought old giant tires over for the goats to play on. Well, our friend Luc got to work and today Buck Bridge (next to Goat Mountain) opened for business!



A thing of beauty!

And HUGELY popular...






Go, Bert!


Little Debbie was undisputed queen of the bridge!





Monty decided NOT to try it out himself.


Debbie and Bert butted heads gently over it all.


Bert is doing great, by the way! He is filling out nicely and seems healthy and happy. Fingers crossed.


Debbie and I made a selfie with Pierre in the background.




It was so much fun watching the goats play on this thing! We plan to keep adding things to the pasture for them to amuse themselves on. It's wonderful watching them play and enjoy themselves.



And inexplicably, Missy came along and started washing Kevin's feet!

I am working on a webpage for the farm which I hope to have up and running soon. People have been kindly offering me donations, etc. so I thought I would take the time to get organized about it all. Eventually we would like to get charitable status for what we do with the rescue animals, but that is going to take some time. I have plenty of ideas in my head! So far we have been self-funding this venture but now that we're up over 60 rescue animals, I am appreciative when people offer help. I was thinking of doing things like animal sponsorships. Anyway, I'm plugging away at it!

I saw an article recently about a place that does yoga with goats, and I thought that would be a hilarious and fun fundraiser. :) Or totaly chaos!




33 comments:

  1. Everyone looks like they are having a great time, you included Natalie! The skies sure were beautiful as you were taking your photos.

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    1. Thank you! It was a nice time of day for lighting. :)

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  2. That looks like fun. You are so good to your rescues. :))) Monty looks hot. Hope it cools down soon. "Hi Missy"

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  3. we have no idea how you get anything done during the day with all those goat antics going on :)

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    1. I wish you could see them in person. They are hilarious on this thing!

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  5. It does make one smile! Love the pics... and there's something about making others (even goats) happy, that makes you feel good. They seem to be playing "king of the mountain"!

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    1. THey are definitely jostling for the top spot!

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  6. I'm pretty sure you have the luckiest goats ever...

    As for goats with yoga... it could be entertaining, but make sure Gordon writes up a strong disclaimer... all I can envision is a lot of "butting" every time someone does downward facing dog....

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    1. Hmmm, I think perhaps just the smaller, gentler goats!

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  7. Your place is just fun!!

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    1. We do have a lot of laughs with these animals!

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  8. I'd say the tires and walkway are a hit!

    I've seen yoga with cats!

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    1. I just tried yoga with cats (well, apart from doing yoga at home with the damn cats all over me!) at a fundraiser for our local OSPCA. It was so fun!

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  9. OMG I LOVE YOUR IDEAS!!!!! I also am crazy about these photos! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  10. Goats are very agile critters and a pleasure to watch.

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    1. Until I got some, I had no idea how smart and funny they are! Such characters.

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  11. I had no idea goats were such climbers! It sure looks like they are truly enjoying themselves.

    Yoga with goats is intriguing....I'd tried it with cats with limited success. :)

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    1. They are really extraordinary climbers!

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  12. Very happy Goats. Give them something to climb, and they're in heaven.

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  13. Isn't your life total chaos anyway? Yoga would be fun! I love the new webpage. Have you thought of featuring your regular volunteers? (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario !

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    1. Yes, chaos it is. And thanks for the suggestion; I added a section to the webpage!

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  14. looking forward to photos of goat yoga...

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    1. THAT will be hilarious!

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  15. So playful! Those goats sure know how to have fun!

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    1. They really do. THey are the most playful animals on the farm.

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  16. Your bridge reminds me of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" story that I used to read to the kindergartners at the primary school. They always loved how the goats would go "trip, trap, trip, trap" over the bridge--each one bigger and louder than the ones before. Now all you need is a troll under the bridge! I think Monty is way too cute to fill that role. :)

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    1. Somewhere I have GOT to find a troll statue!! I remember that story so well.

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  17. Natalie, It looks like the goats are truly loving the bridge. All the critters seem to have found their way to a perfect home. The webpage sounds like a great idea. I look forward to getting your blogs, to find out what else is going on and how things are going at the farm. Oh, and the goat yoga sounds like fun. I do cat yoga a couple days a week here at home.

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    1. Cat yoga is great, and they have better bladder/bowel control than goats!! ;)

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