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Done and To Do

21 May

It’s been such a flurry of activity this last week or so that I thought I’d just try to catch everything up.  After I sold the girls Saturday, that let me move the bucks back onto the front pasture.  That’s a good thing because their little paddock was getting eaten down.  Now they have plenty of green grass.

Fionn and Xerxes

Although I still need to get the hill planted with grass.

My corn was planted on Friday. It’s been a rush to get everything planted this year because of the late finish to winter.

The pasture is growing well.

My mom is coming to let the goats out each day because we haven’t had a chance to get a fence put up around Dead Tree Hill to try and keep thm safe from coyotes.  That’s still on the agenda for this summer.

Of course, it’s soon going to be time to make hay.

Haley

And then June babies are coming.  It’s always busy on the farm.

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When I Got Home

18 May

Yesterday, I hurried home from work, but when I got there it was too late.  It looked like something had died on my driveway.

I opened the garage, went in, and saw naked llamas!  Holy smokes!

Odie, Aurora, and floofly Maybeline tail

The gentleman who came to shear them and do their hooves was early, so he went ahead and sheared them before I got home.

Buster–quit hiding and show us your fancy new shearing.

He did text me later to make sure everything was to my liking.  He also shared that Maybeline decided to just stand in the garage, so he sheared her and trimmed her toes without her ever moving.  That was a first for him.  Everyone else was put in the stanchion to hold them.

photo courtesy of Floyd Zopfi

They look really good, but I can see how skinny Aurora still is.  Antigone wasn’t sure if that was her friend or not.

Antigone and Aurora

Odie and Maybeline were thrilled to be let back out of the garage so they could go roll in the grass.

Odie

Odie

Maybeline

They did make it out to pasture (but forgot to take Aurora).

Odie and Maybeline

Buster

Finally, they did all get back together in the barnyard.

Buster, Odie, Maybeline, and Aurora

They took Aurora with them out to pasture when they went back out again.  I’ll keep a close eye on her, but I hope she will continue to gain weight and strength.

Aurora

14 May

It’s been a while since I shared an update on Aurora.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  She looks good.

Aurora

She’s gaining weight.

She’s running around in pasture.

She still enjoys hanging with Lily, but I think she’d prefer to join the rest of the llamas.

Aurora and Lily

I’ll try to make that happen next weekend, and see if I can get the halter off of her too.