Unusually hot and wet August
zipped by in a flurry of family visits and local events.
With the cool days of September, the Gang of Four becomes more active;
Dream and Alba resume their mother-daughter tete-a-tetes
and Kona joins in the Anacin-inviting feistiness.
The younger girls munch on pine needles
do a little flower gardening
and, borrowing a (combustible) page from Pastor Terry Jones, threaten to eat Barb's copy of Dairy Goats for Pleasure and Profit unless their daily ration of grain is increased.
rocking Barb in the hammock.
unless Barb sits out there with them
although once they're coaxed into the back 40 they always enjoy the abundant browsing.
Now that it's breeding season, Mr. T makes himself attractive by peeing on his beard and front legs, like that Justin Bieber look-alike from junior high who always splashes on way too much Brut.
Poor Niblet sometimes has to climb Mt. Tree Stump to escape Mr. T's overly affectionate nuzzling.
Free Range Film Festival
Highway 61 Folks Festival
and,of course, the goat show at the Carlton County Fair.
They were the crowd favorites
but the judge must have been having vision problems that day
and failed to award the trio the first prize they so richly deserve.
and the Blackhoof Fire Dept's annual pancake breakfast.
Dave helped pick, clean and ready the grapes for cooking. They are now resting comfortably as jars of jelly down in the fruit cellar.
the old apple tree is having another prolific year