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We’re Hot

13 Jun

For the last four days, we’ve been about ten degrees above our historic average, and it looks like it’s going to continue for another four days.  So far in the month of June we’ve had not a drop of rain. That means it’s been miserable weather for kidding and everything.  Today, I moved Pistol and her kids to the greenhouse because it’s a little cooler.  I could open the east door and at least let some air through.

Pistol and Astra

Every time the goats come up from pasture, they want a drink of water (kids too), so I’ve been filling the tubs several times each day.

Bambi with Quincy in front and Queenie behind

Poor Maggie and Harley do not do well in the heat, and with new babies, I have them up with Minnie and Helen so they don’t have to go out to pasture.

Maggie with Tequilla

All day today, I kept an eye on Clover.  See the red mug on the bench?

Clover

In typical Pistol fashion, she decided to bust the top out of it today.  Brat.  I’ve been using that mug for my iced tea for twenty-one years.

Finally, Clover had her kids.  In keeping with the Sam tradition, we have a huge buck with wattles and a nice sized girl with wattles.

Poor Cookie’s boys have had some lung issues.  I’m not sure if they didn’t get the fluid all cleaned out or if they caught a touch of something, but they were open mouthed panting when I checked them, so they went into the milk room.

That made milking a bit more fun this evening.  Yes, the black and white one (they really need names) is peeing on my floor.

Andy, Dolly and Cookie’s boys

I just took them back out to Cookie to nurse.

Cookie and kids

You can see, they are still favoring one side.  I’m still milking some out to make it easier for them to nurse.  I’ll keep checking them to see if they need to go back into the milk room for a while this evening.

My poor old geese are panting.

The llamas are actually handling the weather fairly well.  Granted, they are spending a lot of time in the barn, but they are not seeming stressed.

“Don’t make me go out in the hot sun.” -Maybeline.

I usually have the dog out in the yard whenever I’m doing anything outside because it scares me to leave him in the house with Rocky.  They have way too much fun.

The good news is that we have a decent chance for a bit of rain overnight.  That would be good.  I’m really ready for the break to more normal temperatures though.  You want to know the really good news?  With Clover having her kids, I will actually get to sleep all night tonight!  I’m excited!

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

Remixing the Herd

9 Apr

I’ve had my moms on the front pasture with their kids so they could take them out while they ate and not have to worry about keeping track of them in the Back Forty.

Zinnia

The rest of the goats have been on the Back Forty with the llady llamas.  Well, Friday evening, I mixed them all together.

It went fairly well.  Most of the kids stayed in the barnyard.  I think Bambi was the designated babysitter.

Bambi and lots of kids

Others went out to pasture and found all kinds of new things to bounce on.

Norm

Bambi finally went out to pasture, but she didn’t bring the kids, so they all ended up on the front pasture.  It was a bit noisy when they couldn’t get to their maas.

Finally, everyone ended up back in the barnyard.

Wanda

February kids met March kids, and there was a bit of head butting, but it’s all good!

Ellie May and Spot

Until I have to mix things up again.

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A Typical Evening

22 Mar

Right now, a typical evening on the farm includes lots of kids napping, eating, and playing.

Zinnia

Sparrow and Dove (Robin in the background)

Vixen and kids Snape and Foxy

Bambi with Quincy, Quinn (and Queenie in the background)

Gypsy on top; Johnny and Jinx below

Zorro and Harry

If you want to see a video of them playing, you can check out the link below.

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I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.