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14 Dec

Obviously, we’re still waiting for crias.  I’m beginning to wonder if they’re ever going to have babies.

Odie

But they do seem content with just standing around and eating.

Maybeline

Snickers and Leo were enjoying a nap.

Snickers and Leo

I saw a random squirrel in the oak tree.

Margarita is doing quite well, and she and Maggie are bonding again now that Maggie knows her girl is truly weaned.

Margarita and Maggie

I’m looking forward to longer days soon.

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Fencing Plans

13 Dec

I have some fencing plans in the works.  It seems like fences are always in need of repair and replacing on a farm.  We’ve already been planning on redoing the fence around my yard, so Sky doesn’t notice he can just hop over the fence by the road.  We’ve already gotten the gates to replace and add.

Sky behind my makeshift cattle panel gate

It will be really nice to have a real front gate again.  Yes, I’m using a farm gate for my yard.

Then I’ve been trying to figure out how to keep the goats safe from coyotes, and I think I’m going to try to keep them off the pasture near the back fence. The small front pasture has done amazingly well feeding everyone, even with a drought.

I’m sure it won’t be enough for the whole summer, but I think we’re going to try to run a fence along the bottom of Dead Tree Hill.  It will give me another nice pasture, and I hope it will keep them away from the coyotes living in the woods south of the farm.

Lily

A smaller pasture will also keep the llamas close to the goats.

Buster Mary in front and Haley to the right

I feel better at least having a plan.  Now we just need to get supplies and make it happen.  That’s the hard part.

Still Waiting

5 Dec

We’re still waiting on crias.

Odie

I wonder if these two girls are as anxious to get the babies here as I am.

Maybeline

They seem pretty mellow yet.