Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all, and Blessed Samhain to all who celebrate!

This has always been my favorite holiday, both the commercial spookiness of Halloween and the spiritual aspects of honoring the dead on Samhain. The last few years I’ve been too busy to really get into the holiday though, so earlier this fall I texted a local photographer friend.

“Tanya, I think we need to do a Halloween photo shoot for the goats. What’s the point of having goats if I don’t put them in costumes?”

The response was one word, and came back almost immediately: “YES!!!!”

And that is how we came to torture my goats one sunny, late September afternoon. No goats were harmed in the process of this photoshoot, although Zelda was REALLY mad at me for a few days after this. Chaffehay and sunflower seeds were involved in my apology.

Why was Zelda mad you ask? Well, it turns out that Zelda is really afraid of fairy wings. Tanya did her best to get some pictures between giggles as Zelda sprinted around the yard demanding we get rid of the wings. After Zelda’s reaction to the wings, I decided not to try the tutu.

The wings flapped so hard I thought she might actually take flight.
Notice Arya in the corner keeping an eye on me to make sure I didn’t come near her with a set of wings.

Next up was Winnie, who in true Winnie fashion just didn’t care. My spoiled little Angel just wandered around pillaging the garden.

Spoiled Little Angel
How comes Zelda doesn’t like me right now?

Next up is Ebony. She’s a shadow in the night, a defender of barnyard justice, a sneaky little shit stealing from the big goats to feed the little goats, she is … BATGOAT!

I’m Batgoat.
Batgoat and Fairy Queen Midnight.

Midnight is the prettiest Fairy Queen at the Fort, and doesn’t care what I put her in if it means she gets to eat the garden.

Yes, I know how pretty I am.

Last but not least, is our very own Princess Shuri. Shuri was born to Cersei in March, but bonded to Midnight and I when Cersie passed away in May.

Don’t let the cute fool you, she has Shuri’s attitude.
Fairy Princesses love eggplant leaves.
Sometimes spoiled little Angels decide they need to eat the EXACT SAME LEAF as Fairy Princesses, especially when the human mom is paying too much attention to the Fairy Princess.

There are lots more pictures, including some pretty entertaining outtakes. Feel free to browse the entire album here: https://fortkickassphotography.smugmug.com/Public-Galleries/Halloween-Goat-Shoot-2019

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