Monday, December 30, 2013

What I've Been Doing on Vacation

It's been a busy vacation for me here in California. There have been parties to attend, old friends to catch up with, and the many little chores that are ubiquitous on the farmyard. For instance, my sister happened to have a bottle-baby pygmy goat this year, by the name of Arthur:

I mostly called him Squeaker due to his high-pitched bleating when wanting food or attention (I ending up bottle-feeding him a couple of times). If you're wondering why his ear and side have shaved patched on them, it's because he spent the first week of life in intensive care at UCDavis Veterinary Hospital.

He was quite the cute little chap, though, and seems to be doing fine. After using my powerbockers I definitely have a better understanding of what walking involves for goats, so it was interesting watching him trying out his legs and learning to leap and bound.

Anyway, I'll be back in Hawai‘i for the New Year, so I might have some more to say then. Happy New Year everyone! Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou!


  1. Arthur gets major points for cuteness! Is he going to be a pet or part of the farm's livestock?

    1. Definitely more of a pet. Once you've bottle-raised something I don't think it's possible for it be part of the livestock anymore. =)


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