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Just When You Count on the Drought

8 Oct

Just when I am used to every day being dry, and I count on it being nice and dry for the next week or so while Odie and Maybeline have their crias, we get rain.

Lots of rain.  Princess looks pretty proud about blocking the door and keeping the llamas out, but I think it has more to do with Farina standing right behind her.  Don’t worry.  They did finally make their way inside.

It looks like a little over three inches according to my redneck rain gauge.

I had planned on the two llamas having their crias in the front paddock where we just finished the dirt work.  My nephew delivered a round bale and put the fence back up.

It’s all mud.

The hay looks pretty sad too because I didn’t get a tarp over it because I worked late all last week with parent teacher conferences.

I’m pretty sure, I can’t ask the girls to give birth in a mud pit.  I think out on pasture is the perfect place for them to have their crias.

I just have to make sure to bring them up before the night.

My Busy Week

30 May

Most of what has kept me so busy this week (besides teaching) is my yard.  I finally got it mowed for the first time.  I couldn’t let someone come in and mow it when the grass was 2-feet tall (literally).  I didn’t think that was safe, so three evenings and seven hours later, it’s almost done.  I still need to clear and mow the garden space since I’m not going to plant one this year.

yard

The kids are really getting to be a pain.  I can’t keep them out of my yard.  Fez doesn’t want to go into the barnyard at all.  Sadly, he’s finished off my gate.  I even found Victoria in the yard the other day because the gate is in such bad shape.  I’m trying to figure out how to replace it.

Gretel and Fez

Gretel and Fez

Finally, I had to build a pen around what used to be the chicken pen and clean out the building and spray and re-bed it.  That’s the job I finished around ten o’clock last night.  I had Penny and Muffin shut in today so my mom could check them.  No kids yet.

birthing pen collage

I do think Clover is due the 2nd also.  I let them out for the weekend since I’m here, but I’ll shut them back in Monday.