Archive | February, 2022

Disruption in the Routine

28 Feb

I try really hard to keep to my farm schedule.  Even though that means I rarely do anything but work and farm.  I enjoy it. It’s also best for the animals to have a consistent schedule.  And right now, it’s just a necessity.

Unfortunately, for some reason my off-farm job decided that I have to work until 8pm tonight.  I won’t get home to start doing my hour of chores until 8:30. I am very unhappy about this because it means that none of my animals are going to get their grain.

Penelope

Not even Aurora who truly is getting extra because of her difficulty in maintaining her weight.

Aurora

I had to leave my poor birds shut in all day when we’re finally having nice weather, but I don’t want to risk raccoons getting them.

Bless my nephew for coming to add some water to the tub so my heater doesn’t overheat today. I could honestly probably unplug the heater for the day, but my little girls have a hard time reaching water when it gets that low, and at that time of night, I’d forget to plug it back in.

Pretzel getting a drink

I also don’t know what it’s going to do to my two girls I’m milking.  There’s a very real possibility that it will completely cause Zinnia and Joy to dry up.

Joy

I am seriously not happy with this. Pardon my complaining, but I really do try to do everything to meet my off-farm commitments and still provide good care for my animals, and this is just frustrating.

Watching the Snow Melt

27 Feb

This weekend has been really warm.  Everyone has just been hanging out and watching the snow melt.

Dolly

Athena

Popcorn

Some llama was already back out there by Saturday afternoon.

Maybeline

By this morning, the goats all went out and stood on the hill for twenty minutes to see how much of the snow had melted in pasture.

It was even nice enough and melted enough today that I let the old ladies and Antigone out of the garage.  She still has to keep that foot dry.

Antigone

With warm weather all this coming week, it will be time for everyone to go back out to pasture for real again soon.

Moose

Except the birds. They need to stay put.

goose

Peacock enjoying the sunshine

And the little bucks.

Benji, Frodo, and Lemuel

I’ll hopefully have them (and the big boys) back out on the front pasture after we get done with spring break babies.

Already Saturday Again

26 Feb

Well this post was supposed to go up yesterday, but I actually had time to do my weather update post for yesterday, so it’s a Saturday photo dump.

Another of the snow

Time for another photo dump because we’re still not doing anything too exciting.  Once the time changes, I’ll be able to do more timely posts and not have to schedule the whole week on the weekend.  That means you’ll probably get more up-to-the-minute weather posts.

Casey enjoying the sunshine out of the wind

Cupid Flora and Athena coming up the hill

Getting ready to tuck her head under her wing out of the wind.

Flora again

My beautiful Haley

Last weekend I got my first white egg of the season–one of the brown leghorns. Not bad for being almost four years old.

Hilda

Maybeline with the moon setting over her

Myson

Wanda

Rocky might have been watching a spider walk across the floor.

Most of these pictures were from before the snow last weekend, but we’re warm and melting again today. Happy Weekend!