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Another Day in Pasture

12 Oct

I am trying to walk more.  It’s been a rough year to try and get out and just walk and enjoy pasture, so I’m trying to do more of that.

Silly wethers–Myson and Casey

It makes me happy to climb the hill and see the herd out there.

The herd

This is the back hill that was just made into hay.

Aurora

Popcorn

With the tiny bit cooler weather and the little rain we’ve had, it’s still growing.  That’s good.

Daisy

If we don’t get early snow and ice, the goats will still be able to feed themselves off pasture until the end of the year.

Penelope, Cupid, and Zinnia catching up to the rest of the herd

That also makes my life much easier.

Never Weaned

30 Sep

Since I put Frodo up north, I decided I had to let Perdita out.  She’s already going to have to have a shot to make sure Chunky Boy didn’t breed her before I sold him.

Perdita

As soon as she came out, she and Purl had to have a little fight.  After all, they are goats.

Purl and Perdita

At least this one wasn’t too serious.

It didn’t take her long to see her maa, Astra.

Astra (Hera behind) and Perdita

You can pretty much guess what that means.

I swear this girl does not get the idea of being weaned.  That is why I had to have her shut up north for sooooo long.

Basically, this means I’m done milking Astra (she was really getting dried up anyhow).  I might see if I can get her to come in and bring Perdita for a bit of training too.

She looks pretty happy about it.

I am still filling my freezer; it is getting almost full.

I’m also freezing some pint bags for my use over the winter.

Since I’m still freezing and I had just weaned some other girls, guess who I invited in to see if she’d let me milk–Cupid!

Cupid

She was perfect.  I wouldn’t have even had to use the collar.  I’ll milk her for a while, just for training.  As you can see, she was already weaning her boy and cutting back her production, but it never hurts to have them trained and willing to let me milk them.

Friday Leftovers Again

10 Sep

Just a few pictures from the last week.

Popcorn

Popcorn wearing a mask

Aurora

Cupid and her boy, Pongo

Cutie

Lounging under the tree

the herd in pasture

Frodo and Hilda

Maybeline

Odie

Pluto’s turn to be flopped out in pasture

Purl

Wanda

Flora

Here’s to another weekend!