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While I’m Shoveling

18 Feb

I made sure to get out early yesterday and shovel before the goats tromped all through the snow packing it down.  So what were they doing while I was busy trying to make their life easy?

Maisie and Moose

Most of them are just lying around being lazy.

Clover

Or using future grandkids as a pillow.

Reva and Litha

Some of them just stand around.

Cutie

Poor Sidney was stuck standing in the snow.  I am NOT shoveling that side.  I can feed them where I cleaned off, and I’m not doing any more.

Sidney

Maggie and Margarita were watching me work (Myson was too, but I was too busy working to take his picture.  After I quit shoveling, there was no entertainment.)

It doesn’t take long for them to come out and explore once I’ve cleaned a place for them.

Hilda (Annie in back snacking on the hay I uncovered)

Yes, Hilda.  I did shovel that path just for you.

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Another Snow Event

17 Feb

Overnight Saturday and into Sunday we had another snow event.

It was at least a fairly pretty and safe event (as long as you weren’t driving).  There wasn’t horrid cold or ridiculous wind.

There was just a lot of snow.

Bob was not happy, but he really hates cat litter, so he braved the snow before I even had anything scooped clean.

Bob Cat

He was actually more brave than Sky about getting out there.

“Do I have to get off the deck and go potty?”

Rocky thinks that is crazy.  Going outside is never necessary.

Rocky

I had to scoop before I could let the birds out.  Not that anyone besides the widow goose would even think of going out in all this snow.

Annie, Hilda, and Wanda checking out my 1 1/2 hours worth of shoveling.

I got everyone shoveled out again, so I could do chores.  I did try to clear as much as I could because our next “significant snow event” is looking like Tuesday into Wednesday.  I’m going to run out of space to put all this snow.

I might start a countdown to spring.  We are all more than ready.

Some of the Critters

16 Feb

The animals are much better at not whining about the weather than me.

Maybeline

Of course, they just order room service and hang out in the barn all day.

Myson

I was afraid Nugget was going to lose half his comb and half his wattles, and it looks like the wattles have already fallen off, but the comb is looking a little better now.  Although, I still think he’s going to lose quite a bit of the points.

Nugget and ladies

The peacocks are working hard to grow their tails out.

Everyone else is just hanging around or butting heads.

Cookie

You know, because they aren’t the ones doing chores.

They just get to stand there and munch away.