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Winter’s Back

13 Feb

After some mostly decent weather for a while which let me get everyone where I needed them for spring break kidding, Mother Nature decided to send another blast of winter our way.  (Sorry for the poor quality cell phone pictures, but I wasn’t taking my big girl camera out).

This is really hard on the animals.  They just don’t have time to adjust with those sudden changes.  That means I had to do more moving goats around!

Maisie’s ear and Uno  (Maisie was trying to eat the phone. Bored Maisie is dangerous.)

Uno is back in the buck room.  Since it’s just him and his mom, I could shut the outside door.  The little stinker is still shivering under the heat lamp, but he’s going to make it through the cold snap.

Uno and Maisie

Luckily, Maisie wasn’t too bad to lead through the garage.  I still have Wanda in there.  She’s pretty much unaffected by this cold snap.

Wanda

I’m still waiting on Blaze to have babies, and I’m kind of getting tired of the 2:00 am checks.  Maybe she’ll have them on Valentine’s day!

Blaze

I left my old ladies huddled in the greenhouse with the door mostly shut.

Harley

Maggie is the one I am most worried about.  She is still so thin and run down.

Maggie with Margarita sleeping under the heat lamp.

Since the Love Shack was empty, I threw Dolly in there with Pluto.

Dolly (sorry, no treats) and Pluto

I also put Astra in there because she is one who tends to just hunker down on a pile of hay outside because she’s so far down on the pecking order.  Don’t get me wrong, she will go in, but this way she won’t have to worry about sneaking in and staying in throughout the day.  I also put Moira and Venus in because they don’t have moms to snuggle beside.

Astra

Fionn and Xerxes will snuggle in together.

Xerxes (ready to run if I get too close) and Fionn

In the main barn everyone has extra hay to snuggle down in and nibble on while it’s this cold.

Bambi and Daisy

Sidney

For some reason, Chiffon and Marge left the greenhouse, but they seem to be doing fine.  I’ll keep checking on them.

Marge and Chiffon

So far, everyone is hanging in.

Frozen

20 Jan

Well, the snow/freezing rain ended fairly early on Saturday, but the winds were still horrible.  My nephew came and cleared my driveway.

Yes, my vehicles are outside the garage because a llama and goats have overtaken the entire garage.  Trust me, the blue skies and sunshine mask the dangerous windchills.

Nobody wanted to do more than peek out and decide it was not worth stepping out the door.  It was even too cold for the goats to bask.  That’s cold!

Chiffon

We did have a fair amount of ice with the storm.  It’s hard to see it glistening, but the cat slipped when he tried going out and decided it wasn’t worth it.

The dog is not happy with the weather either.

Sky

Luckily for him, I sneak out to do chores and leave him inside.  He’s so attached to me, that he would come out and freeze and shiver the entire time if I didn’t sneak out.  The pillow in the house is a much better way to wait while I do chores.

The winds were horrible all day.  It really was pretty though.

The temperatures continued dropping, and by afternoon, we had sundogs.

I was too wimpy to go out and get a picture of the whole thing without the light pole and building in the way.  I will probably have a couple more chances though.

We’re going to be stupid cold until Wednesday.  Then it looks like it will be much better.

A Day For Basking

14 Dec

Today was cold and windy, but there was plenty of sunshine.  That means it was a perfect day for standing on the south side of the barn and enjoying the sunshine.

Or lying in the old hay and chewing cud out of the wind.

Antigone

The  goats are just looking for anyplace that has a bit of sunshine.

Mary (back ) and Bubbles

They love to soak it up.

Hilda

Venus

I don’t think we could get many more standing in that big doorway.

Cookie’s girls are enjoying sinking down into the nice new bedding my nephew brought last weekend.

Chiffon, Marge, and Cookie (Litha behind)

They seem pretty content.