Pets

Off topic discourse and banter encouraged.
User avatar
Beyond
500 Gigaderps
Posts: 6889
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:09 am
Location: BEYONDER LAND

Re: Pets

Post by Beyond » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:46 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
IMAG1658p.jpg
New Addition
This morning our goat Yentl kidded, producing this little girl. She's got a rear leg that's a bit wonky, but otherwise seems fine. Good conditions, no snow on the ground, sunny with temperatures above 5°C. Yentl is two years old, and this is her first. Between the two we're looking at lots of milk for the foreseeable future.
Gee... she sure was kidding :!: :lol2:
To find the Truth, you must go Beyond.

User avatar
Moonlady
Selenian
Posts: 666
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Re: Pets

Post by Moonlady » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:30 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
IMAG1658p.jpg
New Addition
This morning our goat Yentl kidded, producing this little girl. She's got a rear leg that's a bit wonky, but otherwise seems fine. Good conditions, no snow on the ground, sunny with temperatures above 5°C. Yentl is two years old, and this is her first. Between the two we're looking at lots of milk for the foreseeable future.
Congratulations! The baby is adorable ♥♥♥ what's her name?

Can we have live cam to watch the lovely mom and daughter please?

And were is the lucky dad? You havent eaten him did you? Or did he run away
when mom goat announced that she is expecting a baby goat and
dad goat got scared and ran off?! :lol2:

User avatar
Moonlady
Selenian
Posts: 666
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Re: Pets

Post by Moonlady » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:33 am

Here is a shoe that solves the problem "I want a dog for a walk but I dont want to feed it" :lol2:

the desciption says : unisex

http://www.adidas.com/us/product/unisex ... hoes/CG300

User avatar
Beyond
500 Gigaderps
Posts: 6889
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:09 am
Location: BEYONDER LAND

Re: Pets

Post by Beyond » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:08 am

Moonlady wrote:Here is a shoe that solves the problem "I want a dog for a walk but I dont want to feed it" :lol2:

the desciption says : unisex

http://www.adidas.com/us/product/unisex ... hoes/CG300
At those prices, a dog might be cheaper :!: :lol2:
To find the Truth, you must go Beyond.

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 18053
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: Pets

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:34 am

Moonlady wrote:Congratulations! The baby is adorable ♥♥♥ what's her name?
No name yet. Esther maybe. We named Yentl's brother Tevya, because he looks like he's got a yarmulke and locks. So some sort of classical Hebrew name seems appropriate. I kind of like Panstarrs given the timing of the birth, but I don't think my wife will go for that.
Can we have live cam to watch the lovely mom and daughter please?
Our barn cameras are at:

http://cloudbait.no-ip.org:3333
http://cloudbait.no-ip.org:3334
http://cloudbait.no-ip.org:3335
http://cloudbait.no-ip.org:3336
http://cloudbait.no-ip.org:3337

The two cameras inside the goat barn are pan/tilt, but only from here, so they might not always be pointed at goats. The outside cameras are wider angle and fixed.
And were is the lucky dad? You havent eaten him did you? Or did he run away
when mom goat announced that she is expecting a baby goat and
dad goat got scared and ran off?!
He's owned by somebody else, selected for his lineage.
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
https://www.cloudbait.com

User avatar
Beyond
500 Gigaderps
Posts: 6889
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:09 am
Location: BEYONDER LAND

Re: Pets

Post by Beyond » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:21 am

Hey Chris, where to go to set up a password to be able to connect to the cameras??
To find the Truth, you must go Beyond.

User avatar
Ann
4725 Å
Posts: 13311
Joined: Sat May 29, 2010 5:33 am

Re: Pets

Post by Ann » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:00 am

That little goatling sure is adorable! I like Esther.

I, too, am password-less.

Ann
Color Commentator

User avatar
MargaritaMc
Look to the Evenstar
Posts: 1836
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:14 pm
Location: 28°16'7"N 16°36'20"W

Re: Pets

Post by MargaritaMc » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:08 am

Oh, Chris - that is a lovely photo.
How many hours old was the kid when the photo was taken? Have you given her a name yet?

I've never milked a goat but Paul used to help a friend who lives up on mount Teide to milk her goats and enjoyed revisiting his farming (pre-med-sci research career) childhood. How marvellous that you are able to combine your scientific career with a life that has goats and other animals in it.

Margarita
"In those rare moments of total quiet with a dark sky, I again feel the awe that struck me as a child. The feeling is utterly overwhelming as my mind races out across the stars. I feel peaceful and serene."
— Dr Debra M. Elmegreen, Fellow of the AAAS

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 18053
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: Pets

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:14 pm

Beyond wrote:Hey Chris, where to go to set up a password to be able to connect to the cameras??
Oops, sorry. It autofills on my browser. Connect using 'galgoats' for the user and 'guest' for the password.

If you have a problem with the video, there's a still feed for each of the cameras that updates every two minutes at http://gallopinggoatranch.com/sample-page/my-goatcams/
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
https://www.cloudbait.com

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 18053
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: Pets

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:15 pm

MargaritaMc wrote:Oh, Chris - that is a lovely photo.
How many hours old was the kid when the photo was taken? Have you given her a name yet?
She was about a half hour old there. Still working on the name.
How marvellous that you are able to combine your scientific career with a life that has goats and other animals in it.
Indeed, I can't complain.
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
https://www.cloudbait.com

User avatar
MargaritaMc
Look to the Evenstar
Posts: 1836
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:14 pm
Location: 28°16'7"N 16°36'20"W

Re: Pets

Post by MargaritaMc » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:35 pm

She was about a half hour old there. Still working on the name.
Ooh, I have gone all gooey. I've downloaded the photo for my desktop - I hope that is okay, Chris?! - and I can see how very young she is in the enlarged picture.
M
"In those rare moments of total quiet with a dark sky, I again feel the awe that struck me as a child. The feeling is utterly overwhelming as my mind races out across the stars. I feel peaceful and serene."
— Dr Debra M. Elmegreen, Fellow of the AAAS

User avatar
Moonlady
Selenian
Posts: 666
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Re: Pets

Post by Moonlady » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:41 pm

Thank you for the live cams Chris!!! :clap: :thumb_up:

Maybe you can give the baby goat two names? One you and one your wife :D

User avatar
Moonlady
Selenian
Posts: 666
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Re: Pets

Post by Moonlady » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:26 pm

Chris, I love ♥♥♥ the black and white goat a lot! What is it's name? And the pretty lady must be your wife, say hi from me :D

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 18053
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: Pets

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:47 am

Moonlady wrote:Chris, I love ♥♥♥ the black and white goat a lot! What is it's name? And the pretty lady must be your wife, say hi from me :D
That would be Hershey (the black and white goat, not my wife).
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
https://www.cloudbait.com

User avatar
Beyond
500 Gigaderps
Posts: 6889
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:09 am
Location: BEYONDER LAND

Re: Pets

Post by Beyond » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:16 pm

Hi Chris,
I managed to get to see the head of a goat with the first link, but that's about it. All the rest of the links keep giving me the runaround, in one way or another, whether it's not accepting the password, or keeps wanting me to download the IE kernel. Very frustrating! I'll try the first link again later to see if the goats moved into view better.
To find the Truth, you must go Beyond.

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 18053
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: Pets

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:35 pm

Beyond wrote:Hi Chris,
I managed to get to see the head of a goat with the first link, but that's about it. All the rest of the links keep giving me the runaround, in one way or another, whether it's not accepting the password, or keeps wanting me to download the IE kernel. Very frustrating! I'll try the first link again later to see if the goats moved into view better.
Yes, IE tends to be problematic. A more standards compliant browser like Firefox or Chrome will allow the video to be viewed directly, without the need to download an addon.
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
https://www.cloudbait.com

User avatar
Beyond
500 Gigaderps
Posts: 6889
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:09 am
Location: BEYONDER LAND

Re: Pets

Post by Beyond » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:14 pm

I just used the first link to view your goat. I got to see just a bit more of it.(your shodows are getting long) But the picture shortly disappeared and the number 1 on the bottom had a yellow spot in it. Maybe i can catch your whole goat tomorrow. Guess I'm just not good at getting people's goats. :lol2:
To find the Truth, you must go Beyond.

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 18053
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: Pets

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:21 pm

Beyond wrote:I just used the first link to view your goat. I got to see just a bit more of it.(your shodows are getting long) But the picture shortly disappeared and the number 1 on the bottom had a yellow spot in it. Maybe i can catch your whole goat tomorrow. Guess I'm just not good at getting people's goats. :lol2:
Might be my Internet access, as well. Here in the boondocks, what passes for "broadband" would be considered a joke to most people. I guess it only takes two or three people trying to look at a camera at the same time to throw a wrench in things. From here, we watch on the local network, which is much faster.
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
https://www.cloudbait.com

User avatar
geckzilla
Ocular Digitator
Posts: 9180
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:42 pm
Location: Modesto, CA

Re: Pets

Post by geckzilla » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:35 am

Aw! How long before the little kid begins to bounce all over the place uncontrollably?
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

User avatar
Chris Peterson
Abominable Snowman
Posts: 18053
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:13 pm
Location: Guffey, Colorado, USA

Re: Pets

Post by Chris Peterson » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:05 am

geckzilla wrote:Aw! How long before the little kid begins to bounce all over the place uncontrollably?
Already happening. She got onto the roof of the goat shed this afternoon.

BTW, we settled on Esther.
Chris

*****************************************
Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory
https://www.cloudbait.com

User avatar
orin stepanek
Plutopian
Posts: 8200
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:41 pm
Location: Nebraska

Re: Pets

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:21 am

When I was a boy; we had a pair of goats! I remember we used to milk the nanny. I was quite young; and I don't remember what happened to them! I do remember my Dad saying that the nanny got love sick after the billy died!
Orin

Smile today; tomorrow's another day!

User avatar
Beyond
500 Gigaderps
Posts: 6889
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:09 am
Location: BEYONDER LAND

Re: Pets

Post by Beyond » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:15 pm

About 5 minutes of Humming bird video, including eating out of hands, in Alaska.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUEZkwJulBY
To find the Truth, you must go Beyond.

User avatar
Moonlady
Selenian
Posts: 666
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Re: Pets

Post by Moonlady » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:11 am

This song is played in my local radio station, an anthem about pets.

Beginns with same sentence each round which means "In the radio is a ....)

Click to play embedded YouTube video.

User avatar
Beyond
500 Gigaderps
Posts: 6889
Joined: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:09 am
Location: BEYONDER LAND

Re: Pets

Post by Beyond » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:29 am

In the cat part, it sounded like english (the cats meow). I was also very happy about what the tractor did :!: :!: :lol2:
To find the Truth, you must go Beyond.

User avatar
Moonlady
Selenian
Posts: 666
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Re: Pets

Post by Moonlady » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:32 am

Bears babies ♥

I have no clue why they were in there in the first place, but they seemed glad afterward.
Click to play embedded YouTube video.