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More Thoughts on Extreme Weather

23 Jan

This week our weather appears to be pretty normal.  There is snow on the ground.  It’s winter coat weather.

Trace (Penelope behind)

Sky

And it’s also not so cold that I have goats in the garage.

Dolly

I have to say, I’m so frustrated with the crazy swings in weather.  My fears from our stupid cold spell in December seem to be coming true.

Mr. Peacock

Mr. Peacock seems to have frozen his toes.

I think it’s just one foot and I’m not sure how much he’s going to lose.  I hope he can still get around better once he doesn’t have dead toes hanging on.

This is the kind of thing that I never had to deal with until the last three winters.  I don’t want the extreme swings to be the new normal. I’m not equipped for it.  But look what happens for the end of the month. At least it’s still above zero.

It looks like it will continue for the first few days of February as well. Then it just keeps going with the ups and downs for the rest of the month.

End of the Week Photo Dump

20 Jan

Just some more pictures from the past week.

This is the week Trace and Zinnia came into heat; now I wait three weeks to see if they settled.

I bribed them to come out with meal worms

Tux

I’m not sure he leaves the middle part of the barn other than to get a drink. He feels safe here.

Sky smelling Tux on me

Cutie was also rubbing on the fence out in pasture

Maybeline–just because

Victoria at the salt/mineral block

Bob staring into the barn, presumably wishing Tux weren’t in there.

Hilda looking beautiful in the Love Shack doorway

Mr. Peacock

Pluto

Bob always looks annoyed

Xerxes and Antigone

4/5 of the cats (Herbie, Salem, Tiger, and Rocky);You’ll never see all five of them this close together.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Another Friday Photodump

6 Jan

Well, I went back to work on Jan. 3rd, so it makes it hard to do those more timely blog posts like I did over break (for the most part).  So you get another photo dump from the extra photos I took just before I went back to work.

Herbie is such a love bug!

Tansy, Cupid and Ostara

my Easter egg hen–all the birds are happier with the warmer weather

And this is why I will continue to leave that shelf empty.

Maybeline

Sky

Yes, all of his feet come off the ground when he’s running.

Sidney

Mr. Peacock’s tail is really growing out now.

Way to go Sky! Someone finally has that naughty Salem kitty under control.

Victoria is still getting extra feed every day.

Dolly isn’t sure how come she isn’t the only spoiled one now.

Odie enjoying the salt/mineral block

Ms. Goose

Here’s to a good weekend!