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A Spring Day

14 Mar

Monday of spring break was beautiful!  We had sunshine and warmth.

Aurora

The birds were also enjoying the weather.  Widow Goose was taking a bath in the melting snow.

The peacock was enjoying himself.

I have finally figured out a way to tell dad and baby apart–the length of their spurs.  This one is baby peacock.

Odie decided to try going out to pasture.

Odie

She only made it as far as the tree, but it’s a start.  I’m dreaming of the day I get to quit feeding them full hay.

Snickers even decided he could lounge on the deck for a while and soak up the sun.

Snickers

Lily and Cupid really have bonded. In a way I feel bad because Lily is starting to really show her age.  I’m not sure how long they will have each other.

Cupid and Lily

I thought Antigone was being awfully weird sleeping in the snow.  Then I noticed she was in a food pan.

Antigone

Our beautiful weather didn’t last long, but that one sunny day was reallly nice.  We’re still warm, but all the rain has melted almost all the snow, and we’re deep into mud season.

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Left Overs

1 Mar

Here are some of the extra pictures I ended up with when I was trying to get a whole week’s worth for blog posts this past week.  Coral is positively the most kissable goat I have.  All I have to do is say, “Kiss me, Coral” and she puckers up.  Seriously.

Coral

Of course, Myson is always handsome.

Myson

The red-headed woodpeckers are my favorites!

Snickers was watching the snow blow during last weekend’s blizzard.

Snickers

Maybeline hasn’t completely forgiven me yet.  I’m not sure she every will.  Crazy llama.

Maybeline

I keep telling Widow Goose to hang in there.  We’ll get her company this spring.

Widow Goose

Annie is getting round.  I hope she has her kid(s) easier than the last time.

Annie

Zinnia isn’t having babies until June.  It makes her look positively skinny compared to all the girls who are due next over spring break.

Zinnia

Everyone takes advantage of my trails.  Sometimes it’s hard for me to use them because there are already so many other walking along them.

Astra (facing away), Odie, Aphrodite (front) and Maybeline

I think I forgot to mention I had to cut off Stormy’s beard.  There might have been an incident in the old garden right before all of our snow hit.  I feel bad because she had such a gorgeous beard.

Stormy

It was certainly a long week, and I’m glad to be heading into the weekend.  Of course, it’s going to be filled with planning for kidding starting next weekend.

February Thaw

3 Feb

We’ve had a 75* (41* in Celcius) shift in temperatures between Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon.  We are positively warm today!  It’s 50*F (10*C).  That means we’ve shifted to melting and fog.

It’s a horrible mess in the barnyard.

Haley

Friday afternoon, you could barely see the top edge of the wading pool because of all the snow.

Widow goose

The snow is melting from pasture.  I can see dead grass out there again.

Aurora

That also means it’s mud season in my kitchen with all the paws tracking it inside.

Sky

Don’t worry, we’ll be back to cold by Tuesday, which means the barnyard will be solid ice then.