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Being Naughty

21 Jan

I think it was last Wednesday that we finally came out of the ridiculously cold to just a bit below average cold.  It was warm enough for the goats to feel naughty and get in trouble.

Casey: Don’t look at me. It was Moose.

As soon as I went into the barnyard to do chores, I noticed some goat had opened the gate to the birds’ pen.  They had eaten the corn from the birds’ pan, but luckily they hadn’t broken into the big tub of corn.

Zinnia: It was just a little snack.

I kicked out the goats and saw the geese were still just sitting outside in the pen.

I looked in and saw the birds still inside the building.

Nugget is getting big and handsome.

Then I started walking through the barn and found my old male peacock lying out there sunning himself.

Luckily, he wasn’t too hard for me to grab, but I missed getting both wings tucked in right away, and he beat the snot out of me.  I literally had bruise lines on my jaw from where his wings smacked me.

At least I got him back into the safety of his pen.

Then I put my twine back around the gate so they can’t do that again.

Naughty goats.


Lady Nugget

25 Oct

I think my little nugget (who is not so little anymore) is a hen!  I think.

Nugget and her phoenix mom

At least there has been no attempted crowing yet, and I think she looks like a she.  She better be a hen.

Problems with the Bird Pen

25 Sep

My outside space for the birds is pretty big.  It gives them room to get outside and still be safe from predators.  For the most part.  I have to shut them in the building at night because the raccoons were finding ways to sneak in.

I give them treats from the garden.

They do just fine in there.

Now, some buck is in big trouble.

Sam Goodberry

He’s used his horns to destroy part of the pen.  It’s been there for probably close to fifteen years, and one summer with Sam is all it could take.

I highlighted the wires so you can see what’s left.  Or rather the big holes.

Really, this is why we can’t have nice things.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.