Saturday, February 12, 2011

It is a day for basking

Hello faithful readers!  Lucky Nickel reporting from the farm!
See how clever I am, using my ear as a sun shield?!  Oh yes, I am not your average goat, my friends.  But, you already know that.  Today is not an average day either.  Why?  Because it's actually beginning to feel like spring!  My lady came outside this morning and she had to unzip her insulated coveralls because they were too hot!  (don't worry, she had clothes on underneath, in case you are wondering)  It is 2 degrees Celsius, which is 37 or so in Fahrenheit (but we only do Celsius at Whispering Acres).  This is particularly exciting for all of us here, so we took the opportunity to bask in the sun and soak up some rays.

I soaked up some rays.
Misky made a bed for herself on top of the hay bale.
She took some time to get it just right.
Then, she soaked up some rays too.
Coffee (that's Misky's mom, the mini Nubian) was jealous.
However, because she is half Nubian, Coffee didn't know what to do.  She's not bright enough to figure out that she should just butt Misky off the bale and lay down there herself.  So she just turned her back on her daughter and stood there basking in the sun also. 
Opal basked beside the small A-frame shelter.
Lotus basked and ate at the same time.
I ventured into the shade to cool down.  Hahaha!  Did I fool you?  I only went into the shade because my lady put some grain down there for me.  In this picture, you can see there is a light breeze, which helps to show off my stunning fybur.
Osmo is a black goat, so he didn't feel a need to bask because he naturally absorbs any sun rays that happen to be found.  He was more interested in sniffing Lotus' bottom!  My lady said Lotus is "in heat" and I said of course she was because she was standing in the sun and that's where the heat is.  Sometimes my lady states the obvious as if it's a revelation.  
Then Osmo did that funny thing he does sometimes with his lips, curling his top lip up.  He looks weird when he does that.  Lotus kept turning her back to him and looking at him and maaaaa-ing, and he looked like he was trying to remember something important, but then he wandered off.  My lady laughed and said "There you go Osmo, that's what happens when you lose your spare brain."
Horton basked while trying to figure out how to get over the fence.
And finally Misky got off the hay bale and guess who took it over!  Kenzie!  Little timid Kenzie got up on the hay bale and basked, as if she was the queen of the castle.
Clearly, the sun has gone to her head.  All of us here on the farm hope that you see some sunshine too this weekend!


texwisgirl said...

Enjoy the warmth while you can!!!

Millie said...

Yes, it certainly is a day for basking! It looks like you have lots of great places for basking.

Split Rock Ranch said...

We had some sun yesterday and a bit this morning while I was doing chores but now it is cloudy again. Blech. I want some SUN!

Pricilla said...

Sunshine would be very nice. We haven't seen it in a while. I think it goes into hiding in the winter in these parts.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Hi Lucky Nickel!!!! I hope you send that sunshine this way! We have wind and snow today! You sure do look pretty with your hay garnish. Garnish? Is that the right word? That's a good idea with that hay bale and I want my lady to put a hay bale outside for us to play on.

Mom L said...

Hi, Lucky Nickel, it's good to hear from you again! Emma the Calico Queen has to bask on a window sill because I don't like to have her go outside when it's so cold!

Nancy in Iowa

Brenda said...

It was a good day for basking!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Hahahaha "spare brain" hahahaha is it sad or exciting that we find 30 some odd degree weather time to breakout the shorts and bathing suits!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Oh, LN....there's hope for Spring yet! I can almost feel the sun on your beautiful coat! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What marvelous goats you have! The sun, when it is out, does feel so good. We were able to soak up some rays today, for the first time in a long while.

polly's path said...

you are so lucky to have snow! Although, i am sure you are ready for it to be gone. Looks like you are managing to stay clean and fluffy despite all the Iowa mud!