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Scenes From the Pasture

24 Jun

Here are a few scenes from my walk out in pasture the other day.

Mrs. Bobolink

Mr. Bobolink

Mr. and Mrs. Bobolink

honey bee with clover

Eastern meadowlark

the goats in pasture

Myson watching the rest of the herd

birdsfoot trefoil

catbird

I do love this lush time of year.

Some Wild Things

15 Jun

red-headed woodpecker

Bobolink on the fence and Hilda, Bonnie, and Aphrodite

red-winged blackbirds were not happy with the herd and me–probably too close to their nest.

a hopper hitching a ride

red-bellied woodpecker coming in for a landing

on the tree

birdsfoot trefoil and clover

eastern meadowlark

Six

multiflora rose

bobolink

Mr. and Mrs. Bobolink

bee on clover

one of the wild kids

eastern meadowlark

barn swallow

squirrel

red-headed woodpecker

Geriatric Farm

1 Mar

Leo is really showing his age. He is nineteen.  I think he’s having seizures.  I talked to the vets, and they said it is not uncommon at his age and having had diabetes.  Sadly, there’s not a lot they can do, so I just am trying to keep him as safe and comfortable and happy as long as I can.

Leo

I’m not sure how much longer I can do that.  My poor boy.

I also have lots of old goats.  When I expanded my herd, it was not a well thought out plan what would happen when I retired all those goats.

Stormy

I have some that I am not sure will make it through the winter, even though we’re almost past winter.

Penny

After losing Clover this weekend, there are eighteen who I expect to lose in the next three years just because of how old they are.

Clover

I keep babying some of them with the insulated building, heat lamps, and extra feed.

Cookie (front) and Maggie (back)

Hopefully, when real spring and summer gets here, they’ll rally and enjoy themselves again.  But I can promise there will be a lot of good-byes in the next few years.  Just remember all the good times and don’t be sad for me.