Tag Archives: Annie

Udder Check Season

15 Feb

It’s about a month until we have spring break babies.

Gidget (and Ava in back)

I’m getting anxious to know who actually settled or if I missed someone coming back into heat.

Cinnamon

Since they are this close, I can start to feel udders to see if they are starting to make milk.

Hilda

It’s not an exact science as to when they will start developing, especially with the cold we’ve had.

Clover

They tend not to drop until just before they kid when it’s really cold.

Wanda

I know some are making udders, but others will just have to keep me guessing for a little while yet.

Cutie, Sallie (retired) and Annie

I hope we warm up by the time we start kidding.

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Friday’s Hunt v4.24

15 Dec

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with Y, tree, and shadows. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will try to make sure to visit all participants. I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with X:  Of course, I’m using Xerxes for this.  Who knew when I named him that I’d use him for the letter X every time?  I actually didn’t plan on keeping him, but I’m glad I did.  He’s awfully cute.

Sam Goodberry and Xerxes Moxon Osboer

Craft:  I need to go practice my craft of soap making.  I have several soaps that I’m out of and several that I’m almost out of, but I have the hardest time finding time to get anything done the way my off-farm job has been this fall.

Growing:  My June babies are growing like crazy.

Caroline Goodberry

Caroline, my sweetie, is almost as big as her maa anymore.

Caroline and Annie

Now it’s your turn!

Back Forty Decorated for Fall

22 Oct

I usually don’t have a lot of bright colors around my farm, but I think the drought this year has created a bit more color.

I was really enjoying the goats on the bright green with the trees in the background.

It doesn’t get any more beautiful than this.

Then they notice me and just assume I’ve brought them all grain or peanuts or whatever, so they have to come running.

Annie is looking more and more like the real herd queen instead of her mother, Sallie.  It’s just odd; although, it would be nice to have a young queen so we don’t have to go through finding another new queen in a couple of years.

Myson is handsome as always.

I do love this time of year.