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Friday Afternoon Leftovers

15 Oct

Just a bit of stuff from around the farm:

Antigone looks really good after a year off from having babies.

Mrs. Goose

She’s molting right now.

Hilda and Purl. I think Purl is happy her little brother and sister are shut away.

Maybeline and Aurora

Mr. Peacock

He’s starting to grow his feathers back in.

Odie

My sweet girls–Haley and Pretzel

We are trying to get back to normal after all the repair work from the derecho. (Sky)

An Unexpected Harvest

14 Oct

My garden did horrible this year, and the many pie pumpkins that grew were mostly rotten by the time I wanted to pick them in late September.  But I evidently had a volunteer pumpkin that grew on the burn pile.

Since we’re windy and in a drought, I haven’t burned it.

They are even pretty decent quality.  Now I need to bake.

It’s That Time

13 Oct

Today, as you are reading this post, I should be giving girls shots to bring them into heat and sorting them and the bucks into their proper breeding groups.

Astra is looking good.

Over the weekend, I decided to put Frodo in with his sister because she was not happy by herself.  She did immediately perk up and start nibbling.  That was a good thing.

Rosie and Frodo

While I was at it, I caught Lemuel and put him in there too.  After all, that’s why I had prepped the pen so it could hold goats again.  I needed the two boys in there for this week.

Lemuel

Anyhow, some of the girls are messing with my plans.  Sidney and LilyAnn were both in heat over the weekend, so they won’t come back into heat so soon even with a shot. They will be June mamas or not at all this year.

Xerxes and LilyAnn

And as of prepping this post over the weekend, I still haven’t decided what to do with a couple of girls.  Bubbles is on the edge for weight and Onyx is just so little.  She seems to have inherited her grandmaa Coffee’s mini-genes.

Onyx

Of course, my old ladies and skinny Tansy were easy to know.

Reva

I just don’t know what to do with her.  I’ll update you as soon as I get everything decided and done.