Tag Archives: Coral

This and That and Such

17 Sep

I have to share Myson–he’s always standing high up on something if he can.

Myson

He’s a big boy.  So is Moose.  And Maisie (Moose’s mom) is a big girl.

Myson, Moose, Maisie

I think Popcorn is going to be a big boy too, when he finishes growing up.

Popcorn

I am once again working on copper and hooves.  I swear that’s all I ever do.

Some goats are easy to do.  Others are a bit more difficult.  They spit out the capsule when I give it to them in a peanut.  They spit it out when I use the pill pusher.

Coral is easy; Sidney behind is difficult

I think I’m going to have to lasso and tie LilyAnn to get her hooves done.

The chickens are always ready to come out when I open the door in the morning.

They were especially happy this morning because I didn’t get around to canning the tomatoes I picked, so the chickens got them as a treat.

Beautiful sunset over the barnyard.

I’m finally finished with the onions in the garden.  A bunch got chopped and frozen with this handy gadget.

The rest dried well and I’ll just use them.

I still have a few potatoes, and I’ve started harvesting the fall squash.

Needless to say, I’m still quite busy.

After the Rain Stopped

13 Sep

The goats had been cooped up and wet for almost a week when the weather turned.  They were really enjoying the pasture again.

Cupid and Tiger (and I don’t know who else)

Haley

Hilda

Purl has some of her mom’s attitude.

The bottom looks good after the rain

Mary

Pistol must have been knocked down. Dang goats.

on the bottom: Bonnie, Annie, Coral, Cinnamon and Haley

Cutie

Athena

Flower

Litha

Joani

Seven-that strip of long blond hair on his back cracks me up

And it looks so fresh and green!

Turning the Goats Out

19 Jul

As much as the goats love going out to the big pasture, you’d think I could open the gate, say “Come on goats” and that would be it.  Cutie just stood and looked like I was a fool talking to myself (there might be some truth to that).

Cutie

Even though Cookie had her head through the fence, I could not convince her to come up to where the gate was open.

Cookie

Finally, Odie saw me.  That was all it took.

Odie looking out to pasture

Maybeline was quick to join her.

Maybeline and Odie checking out the added territory

Of course, the goats immediately had to explore next to the barn where they were not allowed to be.

Cutie and Cinnamon lead the way

Cutie found some tasty weeds

Cinnamon feasting on nettle

Haley climbing the concrete to find a good treat

Flower working on scrub mulberry

Everyone seemed more interested in the dead brown trees than anything else.  Go figure.

Odie and Maybeline found it first

Aurora and some of the goats joined them later

It’s going to take me a while to get used to seeing goats in all that extra space.

Coral, Flower, Cinnamon, Cutie and Haley

I’m probably going to go racing out to get them out of the buffer strip for quite some time.