Some Monday Random-ocity.

The Good.

Penny seems to be making more milk.  I’m still offering a bottle twice a day to Patch, but he didn’t take his bottle this morning. I’m heading out with his evening bottle as soon as I finish this post.

Penny and Patch

Penny and Patch

The Random.

Right at the end of the year, Snickers had lost a lot of weight and wasn’t eating.  He couldn’t keep down his canned cat food.  I decided to give him poached egg slathered in margarine and goat milk.  I have to say, he’s gained his weight back.  I can’t feel that backbone sticking out, and he’s almost getting chunky!



The Fun.

Kids are always fun, but I’m not sure how comfortable that would be for sleeping.

Harley's triplets

Harley’s triplets

They were certainly enjoying soaking up the sun.

goat kids

I’m sharing with The Good. The Random. The Fun. and Song-ography where the song this week is Soak up the Sun by Cheryl Crow.

Looking for a Llama

It’s generally not a good sign when you see a wake of vultures over the pasture.  They were feeding on the remains of a goose that a coyote got.



I’ve decided I need to devote some time and energy to finding another llama to be a guardian of the herd.

cat in grass


No matter how diligent Bob is, I’m not sure how my little livestock guardian cat would fare against a coyote.

orange tabby cat

I went to the sale barn today.  They had a huge assortment of animals (even laying hens), but do you think they had a llama?

Calves being unloaded

pot-bellied pigs

Goat at sale barn




Nope, so I’m still looking for a llama.

Sharing with SOOC Sunday

I Gave In

I couldn’t stand seeing Jules all begging and sad to be shut in the house, so, despite losing a life in the oak tree fiasco, I let her out today.



Luckily, it was a lounging on the deck hoping a bird flew right into her eager little paws kind of day.

black & white catThat did not happen, but I did notice that the male house finches are getting their breeding colors!  That has to mean spring.




I also saw a junco in pasture, however, which usually means winter.

JuncoI guess that’s spring in Iowa!

Sharing with Bird d’Pot, SOOC Sunday, and Shadow Shot Sunday.

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