Pasture is Growing

26 May

For a while, with all the cool weather we had, I was worried about the pasture keeping up with the goats.

The goats in pasture

Finally, it is starting to get ahead of them and grow.

Odie

They do eat a lot though.

Lady would get lost in the growth on the other side of the fence where they can’t get.

Lady

They really eat a lot, but it makes them happy and healthy.

I will probably let them out on the back half of the Back Forty soon–when they start going to pasture later in the day.  Then I won’t worry (quite so much) about coyotes.

Cupid and Brigit

And it will give this front pasture a rest because I’ll shut them back on it when we go on vacation.

Just Kids

25 May

Here’s just some of the kids.

Bull

Cody and Victoria

Ducky

Spunky

Purl’s boy is named Jethro

Sappho

Bull, Tramp, Tommy (behind), Lady), and Claire

Lady and Tramp

Shellie and Ostara

I can’t believe how big the March kids are getting and everyone is doing well.

More Birds

24 May

I am really enjoying all of the wild birds this spring.  I have already overloaded you with bird pictures, but I just can’t stop taking more pictures.  So…

cardinal

I need to wash my windows, but I couldn’t resist sharing him with his big maple seed.

starling

lady blackbird

eastern meadowlark

Canada geese flying by

I can’t believe all the Baltimore orioles I’ve had.

The northern flicker landed in the tree right by me and then took off again.

There was a pair of Eastern kingbirds.

The red-bellied woodpecker was a long ways off, but I just love them.

I do love my domestic birds too.  Mr. Peacock is still dancing for everyone, and they still don’t appreciate him.

The girls are doing okay in the smaller greenhouse, but I really need to start getting their building cleaned out and the pen repaired.

brown leghorn

As much as she enjoys a clean bath, I don’t know why she keeps throwing all the junk in her pool.

I am ready to be done teaching for the summer.