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The Naming of Kids

24 Jun

We had a lot of kids all at once, and I kind of got behind in naming kids, and I’m not sure I’ve formally introduced any of the June babies, so here are your introductions in order of birth.

We started things off with Chiffon’s twins. They are Masey and Mooch.  Yes, The Mooch got his name from trying to steal from anyone he can.

Masey (right after she got the clip on her eye

“The Mooch”

Next was Cutie and her single buck, Bumble.  He’s big and white, and, you know, bumbles bounce (according to Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer).

Bumble

Penelope’s boy is named Gonzo. He is such a little goofball.

Gonzo

Astra’s kids are named PITA Poche.  PITA would be an acronym for Pain in the A@@.  Yes, he is.  And Poche is French for pocket, so together they make Pita Pocket.

PITA and Poche

You might recall the Flora had her baby while I was talking to the Morton Building representative, so she is named Morton.

Morton

Daisy’s girl is Zora.

Zora

Then I kind of got behind naming, so in a phone conversation while my mother was watching AGT, there was some quick naming.  Margarita’s has a boy and a girl. They shall be named Howie and Terry.

Howie

Terry

LilyAnn’s two little girls are little and cute.  They shall be named Minerva and Mini.

Minerva and Mini

Then we have Ava’s triplets. I deferred once again to AGT.  They are Heidi, Sophia, and Simon.

Simon, Sophia, and Heidi with Ava

That was followed by Joy’s difficult birth of her boy, Champ.

Champ

Finally, Sidney’s boy and girl are Frosty and Crystal.

Frosty

Crytsal and Sidney

There you have it.  All eighteen of the June kids.

Surviving the Heat

21 Jun

Well today was the worst for the heat.  Hopefully, it doesn’t get this bad again this summer.  But we are surviving.

Aurora

The llamas are very happy they got rid of their fleece.

Maybeline

I do have one little guy who is struggling with the heat. Joy’s boy just had respiratory infection from his long birth, and his little lungs can’t take the heat. When they pant, it’s not good.

Champ (with one of LilyAnn’s girls behind him)

He went into the milk room for a long cooling period.

Dolly got to come in and eat sweet feed keep him company.

Then I finally just put him and his mom in the garage.  It’s still hot in there, but the humidity is not near as bad.

Joy and Champ

I am giving the chickens frozen treats of last year’s tomatoes and zucchinis.

The goose spends most of her day in the pool, and I swear I really do get clean water for her every afternoon.

Miss Goose

My dog has decided the best way to beat the heat is to stay inside in the air conditioning.

Sky

Another thing I did to help the goats survive the heat is kicking everyone out of the greenhouse.  It is just oppressive in there.

Zora looking at the panel blocking her entrance.

I added a tarp back to the pen and plunked all the babies out there.  They decided it was pretty awesome.

The moms enjoy it too.

Cutie was the first to try it out.

Hopefully, today is the last of the horrible, horrible heat.  But here’s a bonus video of the kids enjoying the shade.

Getting Things Done

12 Jun

I’m kind of getting life out of order on here because I keep interrupting things to give you baby updates. Wednesday morning my dad went and brought home my Ranger!  Yay!

I immediately loaded it up with my fencing supplies.

It actually took just a short time to get the fence over the ditch repaired.

Then I went back up to the barnyard and opened the panel.  It took all of about five seconds for Cinnamon to head out into the lane.

Cinnamon

Then it was a flood of goats and llamas.

 

The llamas took off

The goats browsed their way out.

I really had to get them back out there because my boys didn’t have a lot of food left.  I’ve been supplementing with sweet feed and hay.

Frodo and Benji on the short grass

So I immediately moved on to the next step.  I put panels around the cattle tank and across the barn door.  Then I opened the north paddock and bribed Flower and Cutie to go into the birds’ pen.

Cutie with Bumble and Flower

While they were in there eating sweet feed, I had the bucks come through the garage and drive and barnyard into the north paddock.

Freddie and Xerxes

This is the usual: Xerxes on his own and the other three sharing a pan.

They were quite happy with their new accommodations.  Then I let Flower and Cutie out of the pen I had them shut in.

Cutie seemed to wonder why she had been kicked out of her plush accommodations with room service.

Cutie looking at the bucks

But I still had more moving and work to do…