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More Rain

18 Sep

Yesterday, right after I finished my post, I went to the garden. I don’t know what I was thinking because I had just finished canning all the tomatoes. And I ended up picking a bunch more.

Then, in the evening the rain started again, driving everyone in the barn overnight.  I was surprised to see that Miss Goose joined everyone in the barn.  They all look so happy together.

Odie, Maybeline, Cinnamon and Miss Goose

Anyhow, this morning as I was checking on everyone after the rains, I nearly walked into a spider web.

I do not know how the spider managed to build such a big web from the gate clear up into the trees between last night’s chores and this morning.

I was rather impressed.

Sadly, I did have to go in to feed the goats, so I had to remove the web.  Hopefully, the spider picks a better location next time.

Sophia and Bumble on the Quonset hut

And with the extra rain, it was too muddy to do much outside, so I started canning those tomatoes again.

Heat Season

25 Aug

I noticed last week that Zora was being followed by the little boys.  Sigh… This is why I much prefer to have the majority of kids in March.  It’s easier to separate bucks and does and they are big enough to sell by this time of year.

Zora

Two days later, it was a free-for-all out in the barnyard.  All the girls were fighting due to hormones–old and young.

Victoria was fighting

I’m not ready for this.  Because look at how big those holes are in the fence in front of Benji, and I don’t have any real way to put an additional fence between him and the girls.

One-Shot Benji

I really don’t want my young girls or my old ladies getting bred.

Haley is retired.

And I’ll be very irritated in Pretzel gets bred by someone other than Frodo.

Pretzel

I also plan on giving Margarita and Astra the year off (at least).

Margarita

The girls are hanging out by the buck pen and the boys are ready to do their job!

Xerxes

Heat season is quite the challenge.

Just Some of the Animals

30 Jul

With trying to get the barn cleaned out, I haven’t had much time to take pictures, so I’m just giving you a few leftovers from the last week or so.

How I wish I could get Zora tamed down to keep her.

3 generations: Daisy, Zora, and Bambi

Xerxes

Margarita’s kids: Terry and Howie

I thought the birds would have eaten all the green stuff out of the pen by now, but the chickens don’t seem to care for what’s growing in there.

The little flowers in front of Mr. Peacock are stinking chamomile.  I am deathly allergic to them. I’m going to have to get rid of it before it spreads and I can’t even get in to take care of them, but I hate to spray things.

Mr. Peacock

Pasture is still tall and the seeds have dropped.  At this point we’re putting off making hay.  It might even be fall, but if we get rain, it will really improve the quality of hay at this point.

Purl walking through pasture.

Aurora–the last picture I took of her.

Cinnamon still has all of her fur!  I’m hoping to stay on top of the copper so she doesn’t get that bare streak down her face again before the winter.

Cinnamon

Flower is still looking really good!

Flower

Miss Goose is enjoying her pool and not sitting on a nest.

Miss Goose

And some not quite livestock.

Bob under the deck when it was really hot

Sky

Enjoy!