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Winter Is Here

26 Dec

We’ve had an unusually warm fall.  Now that winter is here, it’s hit with a vengeance.  We had snow overnight into Christmas Eve morning.

Now we’re frigid cold.  It’s too cold to do anything but try to stay warm.  Aurora is staying inside the greenhouse.


The bucks were all huddled together in the Quonset hut; although, Xerxes was willing to risk coming out if I might have peanuts.  Silly buck.

Sam’s back side, Fionn, and Xerxes

I swear Mary doesn’t feel cold.  She’s always out looking for a bite to eat when everyone else is huddled against the barn trying to catch nonexistent warmth from the sun.

Mary (and Sydney standing in the background)

Maybeline and Odie are shut in the garage.  It’s even below freezing in there.  Dang.


It doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better soon.

I have decided that if/when the ISU vets come back for Aurora, I’ll have them ultrasound Maybeline and Odie because I’m starting to think I was wrong about them being bred.


Got Peanuts?

6 Nov

Since Xerxes spent the winter with Helen and her girls two winters ago, he’s been a sucker for peanuts.  I really need to keep feeding them to him because, as you can see, he’s gotten much more friendly.

Xerxes Moxon Osboer

Who knows.  Maybe some day he’ll actually be nice.

Friday’s Hunt v4.11

15 Sep

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with L, landscape, and key. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with K: I think 2J80 is the King of the Back Forty right now.  He’s certainly big and buff and impressive.

Black Angus Bull: 2J80

Stinky:  If 2J80 is king of the Back Forty, my stinky Fionn is king of the barnyard.  He does stink…


Old:  I have an old goat herd.  After losing my final original Saanen girl, that makes Lily my old goat at age 11 1/2.  She was the first bottle kid born and raised on my farm.

Lily Osboer

Below is three generations.  Lily in the back, her daughter Dolly Ann Street in front.  In between are Dolly’s girls Sidney (right) and LilyAnn (left) Osboer.

Now it’s your turn!