Animals all over!

This Goat, Nuvola, just gave birth to these two kids in mid February. They still need names. You can see one of the fields with a cover crop of clover and beehives behind them.
This is me with Fede’s first donkey, Alice (pronounced “Aly-che”)
We put them out to pasture for the first few times of the year, but we found it’s still too wet.
This is one of the kids of another goat, Esmeralda, born at the same time. It’s giving Fede little kisses.
We’re trying to cuddle with the kids every morning and evening when we go to feed them so they are used to human contact. The brown one is particularly shy.
This is Clara, the second foal of Alice’s who just keeps growing bigger. We’re going to have to buy a new halter for her because her head is enormous!

7 thoughts on “Animals all over!

  1. I love seeing the goats! Remember to keep them out of the clover fields. I remember the story that Federica told the kids last summer at OFM, about letting the goats eat too much clover when she was little. The goats get belly aches when they eat too much of the sweet clover, apparently, just like children eating too much candy on Hallowe’en! Thank you for posting, Evan. I will follow your story, as it unfolds. Kristal

    1. Thanks Kristal! Actually it’s alfalfa that causes problems if they eat too much of it at once. Regardless, we need to fix the fences so they stay out of the fields anyway! At this very moment I believe they’re gorging themselves. Thanks for the encouragement!

    1. I’ll suggest them to folks. Where do those names come from? (unfortunately I think Hwin might be a bit hard for the Italian palate, but maybe if it’s got a good story we can convince them!)

  2. Hey guys!! We will be following your blog and pretending we are there!!! huggs all around!! (yes, even the goats, I love goats, they are soooo cute!!)

  3. What an intriguing kind of facebook entry. By coincidence I got Fede’s email to tell persons about your actiities with goats and donkeys just as I was looking on the net to find a copy of Daniel Ladinsky’s translated Hafiz poem “The Donkey” I found a treasure while wandering the net looking for donkeys! Judy Brown

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