Tag Archives: Astra

Tight Spaces

23 May

As soon as the goats figured out they could get around the greenhouse, they were right there!

Astra was the first to notice

Wanda checking out the yard

I didn’t know so many goats could fit in such a small space.

Of course, the grass is still greener on the other side of the fence that wasn’t there just hours earlier.


Hera showing Spot how it’s greener on the other side.

Bath time!


The dog house was interesting to some goats.


Nonnie peeking out; Astra’s reflection in the window

The whole gang!

It’s not going to take long to have all those weeds cleaned up!

Friday Means a Photo Dump

19 May

There’s a lot of birds and goats and house animals.  And I can’t forget Bun Bun.


red headed woodpecker


Bun Bun was out browsing with the bucks

I love my lilacs!

a very damp Perdita

Baltimore Oriole


Good girl Diane and naughty Wilson

He snuck under the fence where a coyote has made a dip

Sky under the deck

female oriole

a swallowtail butterfly


Everyone should have somebody who looks at them the way Tiger looks at Sky

Holy Hail

8 May

I must say, as nice as the showers were Friday evening, the quick moving storm that hit Sunday afternoon was not.  The rain had just started when the power went out.

When I was on the phone reporting the outage, it started hailing.

I mean it really hailed for quite some time.  The biggest ones were about 2 1/2 or 3 inches.

I lost two windows.  Thankfully, it’s just the storm windows.

My super industrial can’t be damaged 1970s steel siding has a lot of dents in it.  We’ll have to get the insurance people out here to see about roof damage.

Along with the windows on the north being broken and the dents in the siding, there’s all kinds of grass plastered on the north also.

Thankfully, I had my car in the garage, but the poor truck has some dents.  That just makes it a real farm truck.

There’s tree debris all over every side of the house and my deck.

from the pine trees on the north edge–they are blown all the way south into my driveway

the crab apple blossoms were blown north onto the deck and side of the house

The goats were, thankfully, in the barnyard when it hit.  They all were inside right away.

LilyAnn peeking out the door right after the storm passed.

a pile of kids (with Pretzel, Heidi, and Ostara in the bunk)

another pile of kids

After the storm, it took me a while to find Ms. Goose.  I was worried as big as that hail was, but she was on her nest in the greenhouse.

She’s under the bench in the back

Three generations hanging together–Astra, Perdita, and Moxie

Mostly I’m just grateful.  Everyone is fine.

Everyone was out playing after the storm passed. Even Bun Bun was safe!

I was a bit worried about going into the night without a light for my birds, but I dug out the camp lantern.

Luckily, I was just getting that set up when the power came back on.  But I’m really ready to be done with hail.