Tag Archives: Buster

The Llamas

5 Sep

The llamas are getting wooly.  That makes it hard for me to tell how Aurora’s weight is progressing.

Aurora

I’ve thought about calling the vets from Iowa State to come check her just to make sure I’m still doing things right.  She’s not eating as much of the llama feed, and I can’t decide if her weight is okay or not.

It would also give me a chance to have them look at Maybeline and Odie and do ultrasounds on them.

Odie

If mood is any indication, Maybeline has been rather cranky lately.

Maybeline

I know Tony is a proven stud.  He wants to do his job.

Tony

But these two are just not cooperative.  I would like to know if I can move him with the bucks and let Aurora back with the other girls and fun things like that.

Then I just have to worry about whether or not Buster will be nice to Tony.

Buster Brown

How can these animal personalities be as hard to deal with as human personalities?

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Working Weather

21 Jul

I decided to use this past week’s better weather to finally clean out my garage.    I am so tired of it being a livestock barn.


I had to kick the boys and Buster and Aurora out of the small paddock.  The bucks were not happy that they had to wait a couple of hours before they could lounge in the buck room.

Fionn and Xerxes

I am piling it in there to try and fill in the hole where we hauled dirt.  It will compost into nice dirt.

I divided it into a multiple day project (mostly because I switched to removing twine from the barn).  I can at least see how much progress I made that first day.

Buster was happy to be let back into the little paddock.  He was happy to get to his dust bowl (and I was nice enough to not get anything icky in it).

I’d hate to mess up their dust baths.

Buster

After we finished putting up hay, I managed to come back to this project.  I still have to take out my fence and do touch up scooping before I can really get it fully  back to my garage, but I’m making progress!

Then it’s on to the buck room.  I’ll add that to my compost pile too.  It should really start to fill that dip in nicely.

After that, I have the Love Shack, the Greenhouse, and the barn.  It keeps me busy!  I just hope the decent weather lasts.

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Supervisors and Bosses

16 Jul

My nephew came this morning and mowed the pasture.

Buster in front

Of course, the goats went out to check it out.  They are pretty easy as supervisors go.  They just want to make sure it still tastes good now that it’s cut.

As soon as they went out to inspect my nephew’s work, I decided it was time to clean the twine out of the barn before we put hay in it again.

It’s one of those jobs I always plan to do but never get around to it.  Well, it’s getting hard to get in and out of the door.  It had to be done.

I had no more than started when my bosses showed up.

back to front: Odie, Maybeline, and Tony

If only they were as easy as the supervisors the nephew had.  No.  These three demand more hay.

Tony

After I left to empty the Ranger, I came back to Odie telling me that she was not going to move.  She was planning on sunning herself right in front of the door.

Odie

Oh my.  These three are bossy. And Maybeline had a couple of trainees with her.

Osiris and Freya with Maybeline

I hope they aren’t so bossy.