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Odds and Ends and Goats

6 Nov

I have some goat pictures from the weekend that I thought I’d share.

Chiffon and Marge

Moose

Athena and Cinnamon

Reva

Chiffon

Litha

Gidget

Dolly

I also was going to share that Sky is crazy jealous of Mama Phoenix.  Seriously. But he does pretty good about not bothering her.

Sky and Mama Phoenix

I am happy to report that the mouse that was caught between a Rocky and a Sky did not survive.  Sky finally reached it and took it outside!

Rocky, mouse and Sky

That’s better than the last time Rocky caught a mouse that Sky stole.  That time, he just took it to my living room and let it loose.

Vinnie’s twins are doing well.  Venus is enjoying going out to pasture.  She is still friendly with Chiffon after they were penned together for a week or so.

Litha, Vulcan and Venus (Chiffon behind), Cookie; Blaze and Penny behind

I’m also happy to say that Penny Lou is kind of looking after all the kids who were up north with her.

Penny with Venus, Vulcan, Angela, and Moira (Annie behind)

Astra is ignoring her girls, so they hang with Penny too.

Our Snowy Week

1 Nov

This week ended up being rather snowy.  The first round of snow came Monday evening.

Luckily the ground was fairly warm, and it really didn’t last.

Sky

Thursday morning surprised me with snow that stuck to the roads.  It was a bit of a precarious drive to work, but I made it safely. I think Mama was happy to be inside the house where she was cozy and warm.

Mama Phoenix

Especially since her house had doubled in size.

By the time evening came, you could hardly see any snow left.

Maybeline and the goats

It was a beautiful Samhain sunset.  I’m really not ready for winter

Moving Mama

29 Oct

We took a sudden cold turn after the weekend, and I decided I had to move Mama Phoenix.  After losing her feet and beak to the polar vortex last winter, she can’t be out in the cold.  That tiny tongue stuck out of her mouth would freeze way too easily.

Mama Phoenix

I cleaned up the rabbit hutch I got for her.

Penelope wondering what’s on her picnic table (Cupid behind checking it out)

And I brought it in the house.  Of course, I have to worry about Rocky.  He’s the only one I was afraid who would not treat her well, so I tested to see how far he could reach through the spaces.

Rocky

That was not what I wanted to see.

I put chicken wire around it.  Then I brought her in.  I have a cardboard on the back so she doesn’t get too hot with the west sun shining on her.

Mama Phoenix

She’ll get put in a pet taxi and shut in the bathroom at night for her own safety (call it protective custody from Sky and Rocky).  As you can see, Sky was quite interested in her.

Although, he was way better than I thought he might be.

Bob was not interested.  He was just peeved that she was where he wanted to step onto the table when he came inside through the window.

Snickers didn’t even pay attention to her.  Leo doesn’t care.  She’s just another new friend.

Rocky…

Well, let’s just say we know who the biggest chicken in the house is, and it isn’t Mama.

She’ll get to spend the days on the table enjoying the sunshine and the company of the cats.