Our baby Kalahari goats are getting very brave these days and I love watching them.
Instead of staying glued to their mothers sides, they’re gallivanting all over the place, exploring rocks, leaping off logs, and balancing precariously on any surface they can find.
They galloped along at first, strutting up the driveway as if they were old hands at field grazing.
But they were a bit apprehensive when the big girls headed into the tall grass and the air was filled with bleating until they bit the bullet and leaped into the undergrowth.
They were so cute wending their way through the long grass, sometimes disappearing completely through thick patches.
Their mothers were intent on eating so the littles grouped together like a tiny goat gang, moseying along, head-butting each other and having a marvelous time until one of them noticed that they couldn’t see their mothers anymore. Then all play stopped as they peered through the grass trying to spot a familiar face.
I kept a close eye on the tiny cuties, making sure they didn’t get lost in a tangle of undergrowth and giving the mothers a nudge in the right direction when they got nervous about not seeing their babies.
Once mamas and kids were reunited, much nuzzling, inspecting, and licking ensued as the mothers made sure their babies were all in one piece.
Then they were off again, playing and nibbling through the paddock.
After all that frolicking the Kalahari kids were tuckered out and quickly found a warm, sunny spot to sit.
And within moments they were fast asleep.
Do you have any animals at your house that you love to watch?