Random Thoughts and Fence Shots

13 Sep

We had rain last night and this morning.  The rains brought cooler temperatures that have really made it feel like fall.  Looking out on the cornfield, it’s really starting to look like fall as well.

It won’t be long before the corn is harvested, and I will know how well or how poorly it did.

When I was looking at another part of the cornfield, I noticed the alfalfa is really growing.  Here’s an interesting bit of information.  You are not supposed to cut your alfalfa and bale it into hay between September 15th and October 15th.  That’s the guidelines for my area.  It seems weird, but I guess I’ll just accept it since someone with way more farming experience than me told me that.

While I was checking out this area, I noticed a new little wild grape vine growing on the fence beside this dead one.

Completely changing topics now, Flower was cramped behind this wooden gate in the barn.  The goats are not very good about sharing space when it rains.

Flower

They seem to all want the same space even though there is plenty of room.  Really, there is.  Sometimes maas end up in one section and kids in another.  Then there is Bullseye, who was behind this fence.

Bullseye (and Bud’s belly)

His maa, Harley, was on the other side of the fence.

Harley

With a few calls back and forth, Bullseye finally made his way to Harley, and everything was right again in his world.

It won’t be long before he’s weaned and leaves the farm.

I’m guessing his maa will be a natural for me to milk.  I am trying to train some of my young girls because I never know what will happen with my experienced milking does.  That means, however, that I am flooded with milk right now.  It’s positively wonderful!

Linking to Rural Thursday, Friday’s Fences, Farmgirl Friday and Thursday Favorite Things.

40 Responses to “Random Thoughts and Fence Shots”

  1. Pat September 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Bullseye wants his maa! Adorable.

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      Yes, he really is a little mama’s boy. He’s awfully cute too!

  2. TexWisGirl September 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    hoping the corn crop will be decent for you.

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

      Thanks. I remain optimistic, but we’ll know for sure pretty soon.

  3. SUGAR: Golden Woofs September 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Woof! Woof! RAIN is always a blessing. Happy Rural Thursday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      Rain is definitely a good thing! Of course, I still need to get the corn out of the fields some time, but for now, it’s a good thing!

  4. Barbara F. September 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Hope you get the needed rain, and I wish you could sell your goat cheese!!! xo

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

      Maybe someday! It would be really nice to be able to sell the milk and cheese. Right now, I’m freezing lots to use in my soaps. 🙂

  5. Rosey September 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    What a lot of wonderful, busy, happy work you’re doing!

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

      There’s always a lot going on around here!

  6. Beth - VA September 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    harley is my favorite this time. so cute. oh, i sure hope your corn will do ok. that must make you nervous for sure. (:

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

      Harley is sweet and funny. She is a sweetie! I know there’s nothing I can do about the corn, so I just wait and see.

  7. chichomeschoolmama September 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    That is so wonderful- I can imagine how rewarding that must be

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

      It is always rewarding to see the kids born, grow and eventually leave the farm; although, it is a bit sad when they leave. I love milking!

  8. Janis September 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Hope your corn crop is a good one…it doesn’t look too bad on the photos.Always love seeing the goats too!

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

      I’m sure the corn won’t be what it’s capable of doing, but it might still be good. I love my goatie girls too!

  9. Sharon Qualls September 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Will be interested to hear how your corn did with our weird weather.

    Bullseye is a cute little kid! 😉

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

      I am optimistic that the corn did okay. Bullseye is adorable! I love the bullseye on his butt. 🙂

  10. Rose September 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    Harley is such a beautiful color…and Bullseye is adorable as usual.

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      I do love Harley’s coloring. She is the same dark red as her dad, Big Red. 🙂

  11. Marie September 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    I hope your corn crop did wonderfully well! The fences are great, especially the grapevine growing on the wire. Ad I love the goat’s blue eyes. And who couldn’t love a baby feeding! So sweet!

    • Teresa September 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

      Thanks so much. I’m sure the corn didn’t do wonderfully with the drought, but I do hope it did okay. Those eyes are really brown. They look blue because of the flash in the barn. Yes, those babies are awfully cute with their wagging tails while they are eating.

  12. Linda September 14, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Sure hope your corn did okay this year – farmers everywhere have struggled – either not enough rain, or too much. You are so important to our country – and I admire your dedication. Love your critters…they seem to have so much personality! My cousin raises a few goats and she is positively crazy about them!

    • Teresa September 14, 2012 at 6:42 am #

      Thanks so much! Goats~you either love them or hate them! They really do have a lot of personality. 🙂

  13. Nancy September 14, 2012 at 8:20 am #

    Make hay while the sun shines, as they say. 🙂

    • Teresa September 14, 2012 at 8:25 am #

      There’s something about the alfalfa becoming toxic if it freezes and then it’s cut, but I don’t know what all he was talking about. I probably won’t make anymore hay this year.

  14. Coloring Outside the Lines September 14, 2012 at 8:34 am #

    Sweet life on the farm- hope the crop is a good one, and fingers crossed for more rain.

    • Teresa September 14, 2012 at 9:09 am #

      Farm life is a great life!

  15. J. Rhoades September 14, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Our corn is so close to being harvested as well, but still a little wet. They are going to try again in a couple of weeks. Those baby goats are too cute!

    • Teresa September 14, 2012 at 11:08 am #

      I do love my kids! I hope you have a good harvest.

  16. Marigold and the Goatmother September 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Weird about the alfalfa. I wonder why?

    • Teresa September 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

      It has something to do with it becoming toxic if it freezes. I’m not sure about why it would be okay after October 15th though. Kind of weird.

  17. Candy C. September 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Your corn is looking rather fallish, I love how you can see the rows in the 3rd and 4th pictures! It was downright chilly when I went down to milk (in my jammies) this morning, wish I had worn a sweater! 😉

    • Teresa September 14, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

      I’ve been throwing on sweat pants over the jammies in the morning. 🙂

  18. Pamela Gordon September 15, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Life on your farm sounds really interesting. I enjoyed your photos of the goats and fences and fields! Pamela

    • Teresa September 15, 2012 at 8:32 am #

      Thanks. Interesting is an understatement some days!

  19. Jen September 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    I bet it is wonderful to be flooded with goat milk 🙂

    • Teresa September 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

      It is. My only challenge it so keep up making yogurt and cheese and freezing cubes for soap. 🙂

  20. Katherines Corner September 17, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    loved your bit of random. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Your participation helps make it a success.I’m sorry I am slow to visit I am fighting a nasty head cold and my time on the computer has been limited.Wishing you a beautiful day .xo

    • Teresa September 17, 2012 at 9:19 am #

      I do hope you are feeling better. I’m horribly behind in visiting blogs, but I’m trying to catch up today.

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