Goat photos by request

So when I posted on Friday, apparently some of y’all expected to see a snapshot or two of my new goat, and two even left comments saying about as much (though politely phrased). When I read the second one Saturday morning, I decided to go through some quick photos hubby had taken with his phone of our new girl, whom I have named Capri. While looking through the folder on my PC, hubby calls me on the phone to inform me I need to bring a towel out to the goat pen because, “You have a new baby out here.”

my new nanny goat Capri
Capri starting to clean off her new kid
mostly dried-off newborn goat kid

And that kicked off a couple days of the two of us (nonphotographer types, one each) attempting to get decent photos of the new goat kid and his mama, who was not handled much at her previous home and is therefore skittish and jumpy. This is the best I can get at present:

Capri and little Billy, one day old

I am sure y’all remember when the triplets were born in mid-February. Well, we kept the boy to be our junior herd sire (because his sire is ten this spring) and call him Pepe. Later this summer, we will start using his full name, Pepe Le Pew. He has certainly grown.

Pepe eating from the feed tub he used to nap in with his sisters

Hope you enjoy these snapshots.

Interlude

Just a quick post about not doing as much art right now. It’s the best of reasons: Francis kidded Tuesday around sunset, and this year she had triplets! She has given me the little billy I was hoping for, with two future milking nannies. All three are now on the bottle, which is the fastest I have been able to get an entire sibling group to accept the bottle. At only three days old, their little stomachs cannot hold much per feeding, so right now I am going out every three hours to feed. Now, for the obligatory baby goat photo – these three are not posing for me, so this is the best I can do right now (after more than two days of trying – I have quite the collection of photos of their rears).

my three newest baby goat kids
first goat kids of 2022

While I will likely be sketching these cute little dirt monsters soon, and even the out of focus photos help with that, I just wanted an excuse to post the goat kid photo, because I know a few of y’all love to see them and aren’t on Facebook. Enjoy!

Art giveaway on Facebook

I meant to post this last week, but then I was distracted. I am running a giveaway on my Facebook art page of not only this frame, but a 5 by 7 inch watercolor painting or dry media (charcoal, colored pencil, or pastel) drawing to go in it. It is open to folks here in the USA, with the only exception being my husband. The frame needs to travel farther than just across the room. I will draw the winning name out of a hat on New Year’s Eve, and then spend New Year’s Day painting or drawing, with it getting mailed out before my birthday on January 9th.

win this frame, and tell me what art subject to put in it!

While you will need a Facebook account to enter this giveaway, I do have more frames and the inclination do some more giveaways. I’ll be taking notes to work out how to do this outside of FB, because truth be told I am just not impressed with the platform.

Meanwhile, my husband threw down the gauntlet today and asked me to paint him a picture this month of his D&D character. He has sketches he’s done over the past couple years, but he wants to see what I can do with it. I have accepted the challenge, even though I haven’t done much figurative art since picking it back up in September of 2019.