No really, I am.
We had a photo shoot for the mag on Friday at our photographer’s house. He lives on beautiful property, and has horses and goats and chickens…oh my! I always enjoy going there and watching the goats play and butt heads (literally!).
I brought my camera along this time so we could take some shots of them. Health-conscious editor had brought a bag of carrots to snack on, and at lunchtime she looked outside and said we should go out and feed the goats. So we did! And in case you’re wondering, yes, we are usually that easily distracted.
As soon as they see you coming, these adorable goats get so excited. They start vying for your attention, butting the fence and making funny goat noises (bleating?). And if you hold your fingers out, they start nibbling on them. It was hard to get them to stand still, but we managed to get a few shots of them, and I wanted to share them with you!
Just so you know, the goats had no interest whatsoever in the carrots—they wanted something a little more tempting, I guess. But they eat grass, for crying out loud. And fingers, too, apparently. How could they not like carrots? Anyway, we ended up throwing them to the horse, who was playing hard-to-get and wouldn’t come by the fence. Whatever, Mr. Ed.
Then endlessly-talented editor was showing off her wicked mad whistling skills (you know that piercing finger-whistle?) and apparently this sound is used to call the horses to come eat. Well they came galloping over—and I mean galloping. They thought they were going to get some tasty treats. Alas, there was nothing. I’ll admit, we laughed at them. I know, we’re mean. Sorry, horsies. But maybe next time you’ll come over to the fence when we have carrots.