May 20th, 2011


Sheep and bears

Our baby goats like to climb all over everything.  They've climbed on the dog houses, into trees, on top of my roommate's car, onto the deck table, but they particularly like to jump onto the ram's back.  Nice Uncle Ram loves giving the kids a sheep-back ride.

I've been trying to get a photo of them, but it seems fate keeps conspiring against me.  Either I didn't have a camera with me, or it was too dark to take a useable picture.  But Saturday, I finally managed to catch them at it with a camera and enough daylight.  So I pulled out my pocket camera...  and the battery was completely dead.  No problem, I carry a spare for just such an occasion... and it was dead.  I ran to the car nearby and grabbed by other camera... which also had a dead battery...  and a dead spare.  Two cameras, four batteries, all useless.  I snapped a photo with my cellphone, then ran all the way to the house and dug out my big camera.  The battery was full!  Yes!  Ran back to the barnyard... but the goats were all done playing.

At least the cellphone photo came out semi decent. Clicky to zoom in.

Costco has HUGE teddy bears, 52 inches (132 cm) tall, for just $30!  (I think that measurement is seated, they appear to be more like 66 inches (168 cm) head to toe)  They come in two colors, dark brown and tan.