Tag Archives: Buster

The Second Half of Winter

11 Feb

We made it through the first half of a rough winter.  It was mostly bitter cold, and that trend of below average temperatures is continuing.

Now we’ve also added some snow.  We’ve had several rounds of snow in the last week.

It’s beautiful.

Nobody wants to go out to pasture.  They are more into standing around

or hanging out in the barn.

Margarita and Buster

Maggie, Margarita, and Maybeline

It certainly isn’t helping with my need to go through less hay though.

It also makes it more challenging to do chores.

Moose, Reva and Mary (behind)

I actually had to dig out my snow shovel.

Sky was very helpful with that.

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Grass Seed

1 Feb

Sunday morning I decided to forget about waiting on the goats to go out to pasture so I could move Fionn up north with the other bucks.  I blocked the barn door with everyone on the other side of the barnyard, and then I opened the panel and called to Fionn.  He came trotting over and followed right behind me.  We got to the gate where Sam and Xerxes were and I opened it.  He went half way in, and then he stopped.  He refused to take another step.  You see, I usually bribe him to walk across the barnyard with corn.  I didn’t have any with me (but I was going to give it to him after he went in), and he wasn’t about to go in if I didn’t have his corn.  I went and got a pitcher of corn, and then he happily went into the north paddock.  I love my good boy!

Fionn, Sam, and Xerxes

Of course, as soon as I got done moving Fionn and opened the barn back up, everyone else decided to go out to pasture.

That was fine with me.  I decided to use this time with the empty barnyard to haul several tubs of old hay from the barn floor over to the mud of the buck pen.

Eventually, the llamas noticed.  Odie was happy to come in and eat from that old round bale.

Odie

Buster somehow missed out on seeing how the girls came in, so he was left wishing he could have some.

Buster

Maybeline decided it was her job to supervise my work (and sample some of the hay I was carrying).

Maybeline

It finally started warming up enough to make the ground slick, so I stopped for the day.

I’ll keep cleaning out the barn and using it to reseed that big hill.  Plus I can add real grass seed once it has a cover to keep wild birds from just eating it.

Treets!

8 Jan

My nephew brought us his Christmas tree over the weekend.

Moose (butt), Maisie and Buster

Sallie (and Annie in front)

Blaze, Bonnie, Litha, and Hilda

Myson scratching between his horns

Everyone was happy, but they really think he should start putting up five or six trees instead of just one.

Hilda

One tree just lasts a few hours.