Tag Archives: ditch

Always Fence to Fix

26 Mar

The nice weather and snow melting away means the goats have started going back out to pasture.

Even my old ladies left the Love Shack and lounged out in the front pasture for a while.

Clover, Lily, Cupid, Harley, and Pistol

Saturday morning, I looked out the window and once again saw my goats in the no-man’s land at the bottom of my farm.  Seriously?

image from last fall when they were naughty

After doing major reworking of the barn, so my moms could have another section for them and the kids, I got the rest of the herd back where they belong.

Caroline

They might look all innocent just basking in the sun, but they were just waiting for the opportune moment to sneak back down the hill and get out again.

Luckily, my nephew came out and set several posts across the ditch.  I believe the goats went around my snow fence (this was after I tied it back up).

Then I went into town and got the Ranger.  It was nice to have it out again, even if it was to haul panels down to fix the fence.

I really didn’t think I’d make it if I tried carrying the panels from the barnyard.

I got a bit creative, and managed to get it blocked.

Hopefully, this will work for a while.

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Setting an Example

5 Aug

Blaze was not helping my erosion problem along the ditch.

Blaze (with Jimmy P watching)

She doesn’t seem to care that she’s knocking loose soil away from the roots.

Jimmy P and Freya checking Blaze out

She had quite the interested audience.

Then her grandbuck, Zeus, thought he’d see if it felt as good as it looked.

Blaze and Zeus

He seems pleased with the results, and he gets a head bump of approval from grandmaa.

Silly goats.

Spring Storms

4 May

We’ve had storms with a lot of rain the last few days.

It’s done wonders for making my grass turn green.

There’s plenty of water in the ditch.  It actually looks like a little stream.

The llamas are happy to be out there most of the time.

Buster (Maybeline and Odie in the background)

It’s good for helping my moms gain weight and feed their kids.

Penny, Mary and Diana

And today we had beautiful sunshine!