We got some much needed rain. It started yesterday around noon, and it wasn’t done until today. That means I didn’t get to go for my walk in the pasture with the goats last night. Not to worry, I have plenty of pictures from earlier in the week!
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in Bird d'Pot, birds, Camera Critters, goats, Mosaic Monday, pasture, Random 5 Friday, Skywatch Friday, SOOC Sunday, Weekend Reflections Tags: blood moon, bluebird, cat, goat kids, lunar eclipse, pasture
With everything going on, I only had a chance to check out the lunar eclipse and take a couple of pictures. I wish I’d had time to get out the tripod and really make it an event. We had no clouds, and it was perfect for viewing.
I’m sad to report that I’ve lost two of the kids with polio, Gaston and Blyssin. Blaze’s little girl was not as far along with the disorder when I began treatments, and I’m still optimistic for her full recovery. Pistol’s little girl is still having a hard time holding her body heat and refuses to take a bottle. We’ll see how that one plays out.
Somehow, I managed to delete pictures from my new camera before I got them on the computer. I have no idea how I did that. Luckily, it was just pasture pictures, but it still annoys me.
I did manage to get my first bird pictures of the season out in pasture. I found a bluebird, and I’m not sure what the second one is.
Have you ever gone for a walk with a cat. It’s totally different than walking with a dog. The cat has no stamina, and they get behind, rest, and then run to catch up. Often, I end up carrying Bob part of the way when we cover the whole Back Forty.
03 Apr 2014 36 Comments
Now that the kids are here and spring is here, I need to move some animals around. I have to say, I’ve been thinking way too hard about how to get everyone where they need to be and keeping certain animals away from others. You see, I can’t have MJ with my bovine babes. He’d try jumping them again when they came into heat, and that’s what almost killed him last summer. After much debate, I’ve decided to put him in the north part of my barnyard. That panel in the barn (behind the tarp) will get moved, and I’ll open that door, so he can still have access to a part of the barn.
Then he’ll also have outdoor space where Kizzy and her daughters and grandkids are at right now.
It’s shady and big enough for him. I don’t think he walks well enough that he can ever feed himself, so I’ll still be able to provide him with hay and grain up there and not have to worry about anyone else trying to steal it.
Right now, the new moms and their kids are in shut in the barnyard closest to the house, and I’m feeding them hay. I can’t feed them enough hay, so we need them to be able to go out to pasture. Right behind them in the other half of the barnyard are the rest of the goats.
They have access to the front pasture right now, but I want them all out in the back forty. It gives them a lot more room. Plus, I can let my two big bucks have the front pasture.
The bovine girls are currently in my field where corn will soon be planted.
They need moved into the back forty. They’ll also have access to the barnyard.
All this moving around is on my agenda for the weekend. We’ll see how cooperative everyone is.