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Sunday Showers

27 Sep

After our week of everyday rain that left us with just over four inches, we haven’t had another drop until today.

Despite that huge rain earlier, we’re still horribly dry, so every rain shower is blog worthy.

I still can’t get used to the magnolia tree not being there.

It also serves as a reminder of how much still needs to be repaired from the derecho.  I’m not complaining.  I’m on a list, and my damage is not too bad compared to those who still have holes in their roofs.

gutter hanging from the house

It was enough to bring the goats up from pasture.

It was also enough to make Bob Cat leave his usual spot of lounging on the patio.

Bob Cat

He decided it was time to come in for a bath to dry off.

Once he finished his bath, he find a nice, cozy spot to nap.

Bob and Sky

Rocky agrees it’s a day for being lazy.  He refuses to get out of my chair.


I am grateful for a rainy Sunday without wind.

Work To Do

19 Sep

After the derecho, there is still much work to do around here.

With over four inches of rain, it’s obvious that the barn roof needs work.

Athena by the barn

This hole allows a lot of water to come in and make it muddy.

I did have someone come out and I have them booked to make the repairs to the garage, north shed, and barn roofs.  In addition to repairing the storm damage, they are going to work on sealing the barn roof so it doesn’t leak into the chicken’s section.

I need to protect it so that my barn can keep standing for another hundred years.

I want my birds to have a nice dry place to live.

naked peacock and Nugget

still finding a few pretty feathers

It’s the least I can do since they give me yummy eggs.

eggs in the nest box

And all I can say about that one egg in the middle is “ouch.”

Seriously.  In other news, the geese have adjusted to being outside quite well.

the three youngsters

They do go in the barn, but they spend most of the time outside, even during horrible storms.

older lady goose

Hopefully, we can avoid those for a while now because the roofer is booked through the rest of the year already.  I’m not sure when he’ll get here to fix my roofs.

Et Tu, Onyx

16 Sep

I’ve gone through several kids getting their heads stuck this time around.  More than I want.  Last Saturday, I thought I heard a goat, but I wasn’t sure.  I went to check.  Soon enough, I found Onyx.

It’s was nice getting a girl loose who is tame.  There was no fighting me.  When I got her out, she did the look around to see if she could find the rest of the herd.

I thought for a minute she was going to join the llamas.

Odie, Maybeline, and Aurora

But then she took off.  It didn’t take her long to find them.

Athena and Onyx

I was relieved to see she made it back up to the barn later.

Guess I’ll continue taking inventory every day.