Tag Archives: Cinnamon

Done Milking for the Year

10 Dec

When you’re milking two goats

Cinnamon Sue Blackboer

and it takes two days

Clover Blackboer

to get just under two cups of milk,

goat milk

it’s time to quit milking for the year.

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We Need Grass

1 Oct

The dirt work is done, but I still don’t have grass.  It’s been horribly dry, and I’m trying to figure out the best time to plant.

Annie and Caroline

Right now, it’s only good for finding oak leaves that have fallen.

Victoria and Cinnamon; Sidney in front

Or gotten stuck in the fence.

Hopefully, by next spring we’ll have some grass again.

Cows and Llamas

22 Aug

You might recall that I had to move the llamas to the front pasture because Odie was going to attack a calf.  Since I had to let the llamas back into the barn, that meant I had to be a little bit wary about them meeting the cows. I had already taken the step of lowering my piece of panel to try and keep the naughty rump roasts out of the barnyard.

Cinnamon

The kids and some smaller goats can still scoot under the panel, but it does mean a lot of the goats don’t get to go through that door either.  Although, they can still use it to scratch between their horns.

Victoria

Luckily, not long after I let the llamas into the side of the barnyard that they get, Purple 11 came up to lick the salt/mineral block on the other side of the barnyard.

Purple 11

It didn’t take the llamas long to notice.

Estarr

Several of them went through the barn and stood in the back lean-to and watched through the panel.

Estarr, Maybeline, Odie, and Aurora

You’ve got to love the cows.  They just don’t get too excited about anything.

Finally, she was done licking the salt block and meandered back out to pasture.  The llamas stepped back.  Nobody tried to go under the panel and attack the cow.

I’m pretty comfortable that everyone is going to stay where they belong and we won’t have any problems!  At least I hope that’s what happens.

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.