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Odds and Ends

7 Dec

The cattle tank is working well, but I can definitely tell when it’s cold and windy.

Ava (I think) and Pretzel

As long as it keeps working, I’ll live with ice walls.

Maisie getting a drink

The goose also is a good indicator of the weather.  If she’s got her beak tucked under her wing, it’s cold.

Miss Goose

Sunday was nice–in the fifties–so I gave her a big bucket of water to do a head dunk.

I really need to get a new pool out for her, but it’s too late this fall for that.

Bob is also spending a lot of time in the house.  He will still go out to avoid using cat litter and to do some hunting, but he spends a lot of time inside now.

(I also got the wild grape vine cut out)

He is really showing his age.

Bob

He is still able to jump up into the window to let me know he wants in.  So I guess he’s still doing okay.

The peacock also likes to go out on the days when it is sunny and warm. And he’s feeling much better.

Mr. Peacock enjoying a sunny day

Finally, guess who turned six years old today.

Sky

Sky!  Happy birthday, boy!

Snax

3 Dec

Our weather has continued to be a roller coaster. Friday, it was in the mid fifties.  When I got up this morning it was right as single digits with a negative wind chill.

Perdita and Astra basking in the shelter of the barn

And the winds were howling overnight. We had strong sustained winds with gusts over fifty miles per hour.  That means the winds provided a delicious treat for the goats.

I’ve never seen so many corn stalks blow into the fence and pasture.

Dolly

Heidi, Hilda and Purl

They truly enjoyed it!

While It Was Cold

21 Nov

I am so glad we are back to more seasonal weather now.  None of us were happy when it felt like January.

Pretzel in the barn to stay out of the wind

Ostara

Heidi

I wasn’t thrilled with already giving hay to everyone, but they appreciated it.

Athena

Flora

Dolly

Pluto

Even if it was just for napping on.

Astra and Perdita napping on the hay

But, that is done now that it’s warmer again and the snow has melted in pasture.