Tag Archives: Blaze

Just More Pictures

19 Mar

We are all enjoying the coming of spring.

peacock with Freddie and Tiger behind

Flower and Myson

dove

Onyx

cardinal

2TC, Blaze and Gidget

LilyAnn

Signs of Spring

16 Mar

Spring might officially be a couple of days away yet, but it’s really beginning to look like spring on the farm.

Aurora, Odie (still not looking happy even though the snow is gone), and Maybeline in pasture Friday morning.

Everyone is going out to pasture.  It’s actually starting to turn green!

Odie and Maybeline after the frost melted away later in the morning

The goats enjoying themselves

They still think I should be feeding them full winter rations of hay and grain, but there’s plenty to eat out here.

Cutie

Blaze with Athena by the fence

Popcorn

Myson in the lead

Everyone foraging for hay

Mr. Peacock is dancing for the girls.

Granted, the chickens are truly unimpressed,

Seriously, give me a rooster, not this fancy feather duster. -the red hen

but I think he’s handsome.

The girls have taken advantage of their new straw in the nest boxes.  I’m getting six or seven eggs per day now.

I am trying to do some cleanup out there now.  Some naughty Moose has let goats in the bird pen and then they destroy my food tubs.

the lid wasn’t working very well

I’ve been replacing them.

This tub didn’t hold up under the weight of a goat.

The ladies are enjoying their outside time again.  It’s way better than just hunkering down in the cold.

I have a lot of junk to clean up.

The girls appreciate a nice treat of mealworms.

Can you tell the one is so impatient she’s jumping up and trying to eat through the bag?

When I went out Friday morning, I only saw three geese.

This time of year, that can only mean one thing.  Someone is on a nest laying an egg.

I found her, and after she rejoined the rest of the flock,

Look how green it’s getting in the barnyard!

I stole her egg.  It was the first one of the season!

Maybe I’ll let her sit later, but it’s too early in the year for that.

Of course, this late winter/early spring time of year means we can still get snow.

Luckily, the storm that pretty much buried Colorado gave us a little bit of snow, but it was mostly rain here. For that, I am grateful.

Back With the Herd

15 Mar

Friday morning, when I let Blaze, Victoria and the five young girls out of the north paddock, everyone else had already gone out to pasture.

The herd

I encouraged Blaze and Victoria to head out there too.

Victoria with Joani, LilyAn, Trace, and Margarita

Goats will fight when they’ve been separated for ten minutes, and these girls were away from the herd for quite some time.  If they are reintegrated in pasture, they seem to fight less.

Blaze and 2TC with Gidget in front

That’s what I was hoping for because they did not need to be fighting.  Blaze is still thin enough, I’m not sure she’ll be able to stay with the group, but we’ll try it.

Victoria and Wanda did clash.

Victoria and Wanda

It was more of a head bump, and then they decided to go snack on the tree together.  That’s the way I like it.

Overall, it was a very easy reintegration.

Flora walking towards Bambi and Ava(?)

That’s the way I like it!