Archive | August, 2016

Those Boys

31 Aug

The boys are still driving me crazy.  Although I did manage to catch my wethers Sunday evening and get them sorted off.

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I feel bad having them shut in the small north paddock, but I also don’t want them getting bladder stones.  They don’t seem to believe me that it’s for their own good.

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I’ve added to my list of bothersome boys.  I thought I heard a kid yelling when I got home Sunday afternoon from a photo shoot, so I went out to pasture.  I was expecting to see Gomez.  I’d already removed his head from the fence earlier in the day.  Sadly it has been a habit of his lately.  I was a bit surprised to see Red with him.

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Gomez wasn’t actually very stuck.  He got his head out before I reached him.  Red, on the other hand, was quite stuck.  I removed his head from the fence.

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Then we all three rejoined the herd.  They were certainly happy to see their moms.

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I hoped Red was going to be smart (they usually are) and not take after Gomez who has been a habitual head sticker.  I didn’t want to risk him getting stuck all day while I was at work, so I weaned him.  When I got home Monday, he was stuck again.  Hopefully, he sticks to putting his head through the panels because he can still get his head out of there.  So far.

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It’s not like he’s starving.  Look at all the weeds and such.  You can barely see the other yard goats.

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Some kids just don’t learn.

I hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have the items for this week listed at the top of my side bar.

An Amazing Bird Walk

30 Aug

I was completely stunned and thrilled when I saw a whole flurry of bird activity in pasture when I was out walking this weekend.  It started with what seems to be a convention of swallows.  I don’t know if they are all meeting in my pasture to head south for the winter or what, but they are everywhere!

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Then I noticed a bluebird and another.  Then the goldfinch stood out.  I also saw something scurrying around the tree.  I thought it was a flicker.

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When I got the photo on my computer, I realized I had two northern flickers (in the photo above).

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I counted at least six bluebirds.

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I headed back towards the barnyard and saw the flicker again.  I believe it’s one of the juvenile red-headed woodpeckers on the tree with it.

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The wren was back up by the barnyard on my way in from pasture.

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It was amazing!

I’m sharing today with Wild Bird Wednesday.  I do hope you’ll consider coming back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my sidebar.

Watching

29 Aug

You might think Llenny is just out on the hill by himself, just eating and not paying attention to anything.

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If you watch, however, you’ll see him stand up and watch something over the hill.

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He’s keeping an eye on the entire herd.

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Thanks, Llenny.  We appreciate you.

I do hope you’ll consider coming back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my side bar.