Archive | January, 2021

Storm Prep

31 Jan

Saturday dawned cloudy and held the promise of another winter storm.  I decided I’d better prepare and make my life easier. This storm in particular had the potential to make my life miserable because it was a combination of rain and snow.  That means ice.

Myson in what could end up being something like a luge track

The wasted hay (and goat pellets) should at least let me walk without slipping all over.

I hauled bags of corn over and filled all the tubs.  I also checked water buckets.  Some goats keep unplugging their heated buckets.

saw sorta protecting the outlet

Gee, I wonder how that happens.

Purl climbing on the workbench

I picked up all the food pans. With the ice first, they would have frozen to the ground, and it’s impossible to pick them up once they are frozen solid.  When I went out to pick them up about 11:00 in the morning, it was already misting, so I fed everyone grain before I picked the pans up.


I decided to haul whole bales over to the garage before the last storm, so I didn’t have to carry it every day to feed Xerxes and his girls.


Hopefully, everyone is safely tucked in to ride out the storm, but more about that later.  And the rain and the snow and the wind came.

Victoria eating leftover hay and Victoria in the Love Shack

Wanda digging through the overnight snow to find leftover hay

And I shoveled more snow.

Sky waiting for me.

Luckily, it didn’t seem to be too icy when I was scooping.


I am definitely ready for spring.

Some of the Critters

30 Jan

Like I said, we’re happily boring right now, so I’m just sharing a few pictures of the critters.

Cupid and Tansy

Cupid, Freddie, and Hilda (They make it hard to climb that fence.)

Mr. Peacock (His tail is getting longer!)

Athena (begging for a treat)

Chiffon and Venus (two of the three “triplets from another mother”)


With no geese in there, I can use a little heated dog bowl for their water this winter.

Astra standing up against the fence when I just wanted a nice picture of her.

Dolly and Pluto

Maybeline (and Odie looking like her back side reflected in a mirror

Xerxes enjoying a bite of hay

Tansy is still not getting friendly. 😦 At least she’s cute.

The Honkers

Hope you are having a good week!


29 Jan

With not having goat feed, I’ve been letting Dolly and Litha go in the greenhouse and eat with those goats.


Dolly always comes back out, but Litha does whatever she wants.  Unfortunately, that means she was getting sneaky about coming out the bottom of the gate if I wasn’t there to let her out.


She showed Flora how to sneak out too.  I really want to keep those little ones in the greenhouse to make sure they are inside with our cold weather.


Now I have two pieces of twine to keep everyone where they belong.


That includes not letting other goats push their way in.

Popcorn and Caroline fighting through my fence

Even though Caroling thinks she’s starving and needs to eat all that hay in the greenhouse.

Don’t believe her.  She’s fat.