Archive | October, 2019

Just Hanging Out

31 Oct

I love nice weekends when I can just hang out with the goats chilling in the barnyard.

Pluto

Daisy

Poki

Stormy and Casey

Glad I found time to enjoy it last weekend before we turned so cold.

This and That

30 Oct

Friday evening, I came out of the milk room and wondered why it sounded like I had cows in my yard.  Well, they were close.  Sky was crazy excited. Some days I think he needs medicated for his ADHD.

Sky and the neighbors

Can you tell which goat is older?  It’s not the taller one.  Pluto is sixteen months old.  Dahlia is almost five months old.  Pluto is such a short guy!

Pluto and Dahlia

Maggie was tugging on my coat to see if I brought her any peanuts.  She does like her peanuts!

It’s not often I get a four generation picture.  This is Stormy, Haley, Zinnia, and Joy.  This is why I want to keep Joy.  She’s a beautiful girl, and she would be my fourth generation of milking girls.

Sky was lounging in the house.  He just had his toenails trimmed that morning, and I swear this boy and his bad manners embarrasses me.  He is just so stinking ADHD.

Dolly and Pluto snuggled in the barn early one morning.

Dolly and Pluto

I love the look of the pasture in fall.  Aurora and Odie only add to its beauty.

Aurora and Odie (almost behind the tree)

Finally, we have Leo.  I wish he didn’t have such allergy eyes.  I need to see if I can get him in for an allergy shot.

Leo

He’s such a lover boy.

Moving Mama

29 Oct

We took a sudden cold turn after the weekend, and I decided I had to move Mama Phoenix.  After losing her feet and beak to the polar vortex last winter, she can’t be out in the cold.  That tiny tongue stuck out of her mouth would freeze way too easily.

Mama Phoenix

I cleaned up the rabbit hutch I got for her.

Penelope wondering what’s on her picnic table (Cupid behind checking it out)

And I brought it in the house.  Of course, I have to worry about Rocky.  He’s the only one I was afraid who would not treat her well, so I tested to see how far he could reach through the spaces.

Rocky

That was not what I wanted to see.

I put chicken wire around it.  Then I brought her in.  I have a cardboard on the back so she doesn’t get too hot with the west sun shining on her.

Mama Phoenix

She’ll get put in a pet taxi and shut in the bathroom at night for her own safety (call it protective custody from Sky and Rocky).  As you can see, Sky was quite interested in her.

Although, he was way better than I thought he might be.

Bob was not interested.  He was just peeved that she was where he wanted to step onto the table when he came inside through the window.

Snickers didn’t even pay attention to her.  Leo doesn’t care.  She’s just another new friend.

Rocky…

Well, let’s just say we know who the biggest chicken in the house is, and it isn’t Mama.

She’ll get to spend the days on the table enjoying the sunshine and the company of the cats.