“Distracted”. Our chase team raced over a hill in Bennington, KS on May 28, 2013 to get a better view of the massive supercell we’d been following, emerging on top to find that a massive violent tornado had formed rapidly in the interim. While we were astonished by the size and obvious violent nature of this tornado (later rated EF4+, the high end of the Enhanced Fujita Scale category 4), we had apparently startled the small herd of Hereford cattle (and a lone goat) who huddled as a defensive measure, staring at us intently. It was an odd feeling to see the herd’s trepidation at the presence of humans, while one of nature’s most destructive forces approached them from behind. But is was at least consistent with the Farmer’s Almanac from 1792: If cows huddle, a bad storm is approaching. And this was almost as bad as it gets. Luckily, the storm was remarkably stationary, and remained in the distance. And to the herd’s pleasure, we soon departed as well.
Being let out in our pasture for the first time 😁
We sectioned off a smaller portion closest to the run-in shed, where they can go for shelter & water, because we were worried these tiny dudes would "get lost" in the full 3 acres. Just like we were warned, though, goats are sneaky lil buggers...to be continued.
Meet our Nigerian Dwarf kids! Barnaby has the red collar. He's a few weeks youngers than the other 2, & therefore smaller. He's my independent blue eyed boy who tends to go off on his own instead of staying with "the herd." If we have treats, he is right at our heels following us wherever we go. Guinness is in the green collar. I wanted a name with ties to Ireland since that trip is what prompted us to downsize, but gain more land 👍, so we could travel more. That led us to finding this farm, giving us the ability to have animals. I call him Guin for short. He & Apollo, in the blue collar, are real brothers & they are always together. They are both total sweethearts! They immediately jump up on the bench we put in the pasture & cuddle with me. I'm talking climbing in my lap to give me kisses on my cheek & nose, rubbing their heads on my belly, laying down against me & putting their heads on my legs. 😍 Guinness likes to rub the top of his head against my fist like it's a scratching post. Apollo stares at me with "puppy dog eyes" that make me melt.
We are smitten! #goatsofinstagram#farmlife#nigeriandwarfgoats#goats
That moment you have the two greatest players of all time in your ear talking tactics. LOVE seeing this kind of stuff in the tennis game. The Laver Cup not only has the best players in the world in it, it also gives you that raw audio that you never get to see in the sport.
Tennis can be a lonely sport at times. You don't get to feel that real team environment that other sports get to have. You can really see by watching the Laver Cup how much some of these champions love playing in this kind of event. Infact, the player's reactions after winning a match in this event are even more animated than when they win a match on the ATP tour.... You can really tell that they don't want to let their teammates down... It's a remarkable thing to see the difference in intensity and celebration. Every match is so important due to the scoring system. It really keeps you involved and interested all the way to the end. Plus you get to see the world's best players play with and against eachother. Watching Nadal and Federer play doubles together 2 years ago was one of the best things I've seen in tennis. You would never get that anywhere else but the Laver Cup.
Our local country market is called Goats on the Roof because, you guessed it, there are goats on the roof! It’s a big tourist attraction and I’ve never taken a photo until today. This guy was standing in the right spot, looking regal, and he inspired me to take his pic. We love where we live 🐐