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Leftovers

28 Jun

Just a few of the leftover pictures from around the farm.

Aurora

Sidney’s boy, Frosty

Miss Goose with clean water!

Eastern Kingbird

Odie and Maybeline

Margarita, Terry, and Howie

Ostara

Pluto

Purl and Jethro

Rocky

Sidney

Sun shining through the cottonwood trees

Zinnia and Joy

Zinnia

Eastern goldfinch

Taking flight.

Hope you enjoyed.

Surviving the Heat

21 Jun

Well today was the worst for the heat.  Hopefully, it doesn’t get this bad again this summer.  But we are surviving.

Aurora

The llamas are very happy they got rid of their fleece.

Maybeline

I do have one little guy who is struggling with the heat. Joy’s boy just had respiratory infection from his long birth, and his little lungs can’t take the heat. When they pant, it’s not good.

Champ (with one of LilyAnn’s girls behind him)

He went into the milk room for a long cooling period.

Dolly got to come in and eat sweet feed keep him company.

Then I finally just put him and his mom in the garage.  It’s still hot in there, but the humidity is not near as bad.

Joy and Champ

I am giving the chickens frozen treats of last year’s tomatoes and zucchinis.

The goose spends most of her day in the pool, and I swear I really do get clean water for her every afternoon.

Miss Goose

My dog has decided the best way to beat the heat is to stay inside in the air conditioning.

Sky

Another thing I did to help the goats survive the heat is kicking everyone out of the greenhouse.  It is just oppressive in there.

Zora looking at the panel blocking her entrance.

I added a tarp back to the pen and plunked all the babies out there.  They decided it was pretty awesome.

The moms enjoy it too.

Cutie was the first to try it out.

Hopefully, today is the last of the horrible, horrible heat.  But here’s a bonus video of the kids enjoying the shade.

The Neglected Ones

20 Jun

It’s true.  This time of year, if a goat didn’t just have kids or aren’t about to have kids, then they are being neglected.

Onyx and Victoria (I decided a while ago that Onyx didn’t settle, but don’t think I mentioned it.)

Most of my time is spent with the moms and tracking kids and cleaning butts and all that fun stuff.  Everyone else is pretty much feeding themselves on the Back Forty and being self-sufficient.

Casey

Of course, my old girls are still getting their meds.

Haley

I do count all the older kids.

Shellie

I make sure everyone makes it safely up from pasture and aren’t over-heating.

Aurora (they are supposed to be sheared before I go on vacation.)

They are getting plenty of fresh water, and I made sure to put a new salt/mineral block over there for them.

Maybeline getting a drink

Okay.  They really are not neglected.

Pretzel

They just think they are.