Monday, July 13, 2009

finn's first hike!

Finn went on his first ever packing trip today. It was just a half mile with a light dog pack. I filled the panniers with raw wool to give them some bulk and had to make some adjustments based on goat-pack designs, but I figures it out and he was able to move freely with the load in place. Finn did wonderfully. He trotted alongside me and loped up the dirt road as we made our way to my neighbor's forest paths. I had been given permission to hike on their trails, and since it's just across the street from my farm it was the perfect training ground. More later on Finn's big day. Can't say the rest of it was as enjoyable for him...

18 Comments:

Blogger Kimberly Ann said...

He is so cute! I wish I could have a goat but until we move from the 'burbs, I'll have to live vicariously through Finn.

July 13, 2009 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger JustCindy said...

Finn is just adorable and I do believe he likes having his picture taken.

July 13, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Rois said...

That Finns needs a Fan page.He is so darn cute.

July 13, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger PiscesProject said...

Well, like everyone else, I cannot get enough of Finn. Apparently when I was a young girl, my family went to a petting zoo and I couldn't get enough of the goats there, either. I could easliy daydream of having my own pack goat.

July 13, 2009 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Melanie Jolicoeur said...

He's adorable!

July 13, 2009 at 2:10 PM  
OpenID localnourishment said...

You get points for proper use of the word "pannier." I used to live on a Pannier Court and almost everyone asking my address asked "Pannier? What's that?"

I agree with Rois. I think Finn needs his own Facebook page.

July 13, 2009 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Conny said...

Again - more cheers for Finn! I heart Finn.

July 13, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Tessa said...

Finn is so precious! This picture reminds me of all of those "first day of kindergarten" pictures taken by proud mamas and papas.;o)

July 13, 2009 at 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH MY GAWD. So cute!
Elsie

July 13, 2009 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

he is so cute with his pack on... and looking very proud!

July 13, 2009 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Rhonda Jean said...

He's such a fine looking boy. I'm pleased it went well. What's the plan? Will he eventually join you on camping trips?

Your garden is looking good.

July 13, 2009 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

Finn is very photogenic.

July 13, 2009 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I love it!

July 13, 2009 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger djp said...

oh what a cutie! Finn really looks snazzy with a pack!

July 13, 2009 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

That's awesome! He looks so darn cute in his pack!

July 13, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Wiste said...

I can't help thinking he looks like a kid on the first day of school waiting for the bus with his backpack on. He's so cute you just want to hug him.

July 14, 2009 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG That is the cutiest picture !!! Iagree with everyone you go Finn!! Thanks Jenna can't wait to hear how the rest of it went.

July 14, 2009 at 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awwwwwww. He does look like a little boy scout on his first trip. What else happened that day?

July 14, 2009 at 10:55 AM  

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