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Too Dry

17 Aug

We are still really dry.  I think I’ve had about a half an inch of rain in the last six or eight weeks.  I’m not sure how the grass is still as green as it is.

My poor oak trees are turning brown. I’m afraid a couple of them might not survive this.

Tony

There’s been a few days that we’ve had dark clouds teasing us with the idea of relief.

“This grass tastes dusty.” -Aurora

But it just stays cloudy and doesn’t give us any relief.

We still have a chance of some rain tonight, but it is again a really scattered hit-and-miss kind of rain.  Here’s hoping for anything.

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Goats in Pasture

12 Aug

Since we’ve mowed the Back Forty, I’ve let the goats out on the back part again.

They are really enjoying it.

Even though we have horrible dry conditions, they still have lots to eat out there.

Cupid

Dolly

Not only is it good to eat, they can enjoy lying down and rubbing on the grass.

Bubbles

Apparantly Bubbles has been watching her maa, Mary.

Mary

Like mother; like daughter!

Penelope tried that too, but she couldn’t help but grab a blade of grass to nibble on.

Penelope

They spend a crazy amount of time out there wandering around and napping and eating.

LilyAnn and Ringo

Victoria

Pepe

Some of my June kids go out; some are still staying in the barnyard.

Cookie and Marge

Aphrodite feeding Button

Myson, as usual, was glued to my side.

Myson

At least, this is one fence Hera isn’t going to get stuck in. Thank goatness!

Hera

I am really  happy to have Pluto back with everyone.  He’s such a sweet little guy.

Pluto

We’re all enjoying the mowed grass.

Scenes From Around the Farm

10 Aug

Here’s a few left-over pictures from the last week.

Fionn

Maybeline, Aurora, and Odie

Snickers

Peanut

Maybeline (still waiting)

Joy and John (?) on the fallen tree

Geese begging for treats

Ringo

Tony with Pluto, Zeus, and Anubis

Aurora

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