Notes From Around the Farm

15 Nov

With putting the kids up north, I got to milk Zinnia for those few days.  I think she’s a little sad that she has her girls back.  Hopefully, it isn’t for too long.

Barbie, Jeanie, and Zinnia

Dolly and Heidi were glad to be released from the north paddock.  They both enjoy coming in for sweet feed. And I appreciate that I can have them both in there at the same time and leave them unattended.  It’s much easier.

Heidi and Dolly in the milk room

I think I have a ground hog problem.  Seriously. Why not?  The sad thing is that I might have one digging under my garage, but I’m afraid to go in there and check it out with Freddie still here.  I’m not sure what to do anyhow because I haven’t seen one, and I don’t shoot.  I wish they would just go find a pile of brush out in pasture to chuck wood and leave my buildings alone.

Poor Mr. Peacock seems to have caught a cold with the sudden change in temperatures.  He is getting a bit older, so that is a concern. I hope he can shake it off and recover.

Mr. Peacock–molting some of his topknot and growing his tail back in.

The little girls seem quite happy with room service in the Love Shack.

Terry and Crystal

I wonder if Ava and Heidi will develop a relationship now that Heidi is her only kid on the farm she gets to be with (and will be the only when Freddie is gone).

Was supposed to be a picture of Heidi and then I noticed Ava photobombing.

Poor Benji did not go to his appointment to get fixed. I’ve decided he must have spit out his last copper capsule (because it took three tries to get it to stay down his throat when I gave copper over the weekend).  He is in rough shape.  I gave him a larger dose and will keep feeding him hard and hope he can recover. Then I’ll reschedule his appointment.

Benji, with Simon and Frodo behind.

And it’s almost half way to the weekend.  Hopefully, this one will bring some better weather.

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2 Responses to “Notes From Around the Farm”

  1. Jeanne November 15, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

    I really enjoyed seeing all the pictures, and reading your comments.

    It surprised me when you said you think you may have a ground hog digging under your garage. I guess I was expecting that those critters only live in the eastern part of our country. In southern Idaho where we used to live, they have a lot of yellow-bellied marmots. I have an idea that they might be related to each other. We would see them a lot in the spring, along the freeway. After their babies were fairly big, they all disappeared until the next spring.

    I hope Mr. Peacock will perk up and can survive for a while yet.

    The picture of Heidi and Ava photobombing is really cute. It’s plain to see that Ava wasn’t expected to be in the picture, since she’s slightly out of focus.

  2. Eileen Wise November 16, 2022 at 4:00 am #

    Hello,
    Love all the goat photos. I hope the peacock will be ok. We have a groundhog family living under our shed. Take care, have a great day!

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