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A Milking Challenge

3 Aug

When we finished with baling the Back Forty, we left the gates open so the goats could go everywhere out there.

Maybeline, Odie and Aurora

I wasn’t sure how long it would take for them to figure it out, but it was just the next day.

Of course, they waited and figured it out just about time to milk in the evening, so I had to go out there.

It was time for Ava to quit scratching on a bale and get milked. Look at that full udder!

Ava

I didn’t want half the herd to go with us and half the herd getting left on the wrong side of the fence, so we took our time walking back.

Ava, Cutie and the rest of the herd

I do think the girls thought I was walking too slowly.

Caroline, Cutie, Ava, and Astra

Most of the rest of the herd gave up following us.

Eventually, we made it back to the barnyard, and everyone got milked.

Cutie

I am working hard to keep up with their milk by making lots of Mozzarella cheese for this winter.

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Random Pictures from the Week

13 Apr

Clover’s bottle jaw is doing better.  Same with Bonnie. That makes me happy.  I keep trying to baby them through.

Clover

The boys are enjoying the nice weather.  They will be happy when they get their buck pen and front pasture back.

Xerxes and Fionn

Maisie and Moose hanging together in the pasture.

Moose and Maisie

Bambi in pasture.

I’m really happy to be back to summer in the barnyard (well, mostly kind of).  The water buckets are out for the kids now.

Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, and maa Joani

Sacagewea is filling up that food pan.  Won’t be long before she doesn’t fit.

Sacagewea

Another look at last weekend’s rainbow.

Here’s to another good weekend!

Random Goat Notes

1 Dec

I can’t believe how big Moose is anymore.  He’s still a pain with trying to open my chicken pen gate.

Moose

Myson is my sweetie.

Myson

Harley really has bonded with the boys.  I hate that I’m going to have to separate them very soon (an oopsie baby would kill her).

Harley with Pluto and Anubis

Pluto is also getting better all the time.  He’s round and fuzzy, and he makes me smile and laugh.

Pluto

I thought the lineup of spotted girls was kind of cute.  Although, Hera does kind of stand out as the odd one.

Hera, Gidget, Blaze and Bonnie

It’s also three generations (Blaze, Gidget, and Hera) with Blaze’s twin sister for good measure.