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19 May

I’m counting the days until summer break because I’m way too busy. It won’t be long until we have kids again!  I has a woman who works for Iowa State University Extension with agritourism coming to tour the farm my second day of summer break.  I warned her a got might go into labor, but she didn’t seem to think that sounded like a bad thing.

Sallie Blackboer

Sallie Blackboer

That and it’s getting warm.  I teach on the second floor of a non-air conditioned building.  In the soap room, this bad boy is getting installed tomorrow.  My dad is coming to help me because I was too non-mechanical/handy to even figure out how to get the screen out of the window.  Thank goodness for my dad!  I’m going to be open this Saturday, and the temperatures are supposed to be near 80*F (26.6*C).

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I decided to go for a walk out in the pasture when I got home.  Unfortunately, the goats saw me and came on the run.

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I told Lily that old goats should not run when they are not used to it and the warmer weather.

Lily Osboer

Lily Osboer

Kizzy was towards the end of the herd, so she didn’t make it all the way back in.  She did seem to be resting beneath a tree.

Kizzy Kay Street

Kizzy Kay Street

I don’t think it’s going to give her much shade.

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Finally, I found Llenny.  That’s who I was coming out to take a picture of.  See how much his wool has grown.  I still haven’t heard back from the guy who sheared him last year, so I’m trying to find someone else to do it.

Llenny

Llenny

Poor guy is going to be getting hot.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have the items for this week posted at the top of my sidebar.

Today, I’m sharing with Skywatch Friday and Random 5 Friday.

Sunshine and Water

12 May

We’ve had rain and sunshine which has made for some good growing conditions.  Today’s sunshine made the goats happy too.

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I could see that the corn is coming up.  The tall grass to the left is rye.  We’ll spray that and use it as weed control where we plant our pumpkins for the pumpkin patch.  We also have popcorn and Indian corn planted.

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Up north, it’s been empty since I put the big boys back on the front pasture.

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Luckily, the grass is growing quite well because I’ll put them back up here when we have June babies.  That way my new moms won’t be out in the Back Forty.

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Of course, that mean’s I’ll be moving goats again before too long.

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow, I have the items for this week listed at the top of my side bar.

Today I’m sharing with Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.

Happy Goats and Green

5 May

The rain followed by our current sunny skies mean happy goats and lots of green!

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Pasture_6075ewsI am ready for summer!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  This week’s items are at the top of my side bar.

Today I’m joining Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.