Scavenger Hunt Sunday Again

This week the items for Scavenger Hunt Sunday are:  makes me happy, hidden, one, dessert, and modern.

Makes Me Happy:  It makes me happy to see the goats going out to pasture sometimes this winter.  It helps them get rid of excess energy so they are less likely to kill me while I’m trying to do chores.

Goats in pasture

Hidden:  I’m also happy to know that hidden, not too far beneath the snow, is spring.  It’s just waiting to burst forth.  Maisie also has kids hidden in there waiting to burst forth in about a month.

Maisie

Maisie

One:  Helen is just one of my seventeen goats that is due to kid at the end of March.

Helen

Helen

Dessert:  Bambi seems to think the scrub cedar tree makes a yummy dessert.

Bambi

Bambi

Modern:  I’m grateful for modern medicine.  I currently have two animals on antibiotics.  Bob was beat up again. I’m so tired of cats that don’t belong here coming onto my farm and picking on my cats.

Bob Cat

Bob Cat

His eye is doing better.

Bud is also on antibiotics as of today.  One of the problems with doing the bladder marsupialization was the higher risk of infections.  I noticed that he was looking a bit puffy and wet.  Today when I checked him more closely (I had checked Thursday), it was obvious he has an infection.  He got a shot today and will get another on Tuesday.

wether goat prepubis

Hopefully that will take care of it.  He still acts good and is happy.  Hopefully, as he gets farther from the surgery and we get better weather, he’ll get his immune system built back up and we won’t have to deal with this.

Too Busy

I still seem to be too busy each evening.  Chores takes a lot longer since I’m feeding full hay.  The goats are going through a lot of water.

Bob

Bob

As our weather is getting cooler (below freezing) again, I have to carry buckets of water instead of using the hose to fill my water tubs.

We had to rack wine tonight too.  That’s why I’m so late posting and only sharing my little Bob cat.

A Picture Perfect Day

While it was a picture perfect day, and I would have loved to play with the flowers all day, I did really have some work to do.

Flowers

Flower macro

Flowers

It was beautiful outside.  It was warm enough that I was working out there without a jacket this afternoon.  I took advantage of the warm temperatures and dumped, scrubbed and refilled all the water tubs.

Water Tub

I was even nice and filled the pool for the geese.  It did not stay clean for very long, but they did appreciate the bath.

Goose in pool collage

Minnie Pearl, as herd queen, declared it was a day for basking.

Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl

Everyone, including Bob, agreed.  He didn’t even look as curmudgeonly as usual.

Bob Cat

Bob Cat

Marley even found a nice place to keep his hooves out of the mud!

Marley

Marley

Tomorrow is supposed to be just as beautiful.  Sadly, that is our snow makeup day from two weeks ago, so I won’t get to enjoy it.

Sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, Shadow Shot Sunday.

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