Tag Archives: Dolly

Chores When It’s Really Cold

21 Jan

The really cold (but not quite stupid cold) weather we are having right now adds another level of challenging to doing chores.   Part of that is because the animals went from pretty mild temperatures to really cold temperatures.  They have to have time to adjust, and they didn’t get that.  Even Odie is acting a bit cold.

Odie

I worry about Wanda with her fur not completely grown back.  The greenhouse is a bit warmer for her than the main barn.  (The hazy look is my breath steaming.)

Wanda and Aphrodite (and Athena’s body)

Caroline is her typical brat.  Not even the cold can change that.  You’ll notice Anubis on the shelf below her because Zeus is still kind of pushy.

Caroline (Anubis below and Zeus’s back)

I’m glad it did this over a weekend when I was home to check everyone more frequently.  I’m also giving them an extra feeding of hay.  This would be easier if we hadn’t had the ice that froze my door down.  At least I can open the top and throw my bale of hay out and then climb over.  It’s just another level of fun.  Although, I have gotten it chipped away so I can open it enough for me to sneak through now.

Moose

This extra feeding helps me check on everyone.  If someone is not getting up to eat or is just standing there shivering and not eating, they need to be moved.

Cupid and Cutie

That’s why Stormy got moved to the garage on Saturday.  She was lying in the barn shivering, refused to get up and wouldn’t eat when I put hay right in front of her.  She’s doing much better now.

Stormy

Sunday, Dolly joined them.  I have a couple more old ladies and the young kids that I’m keeping a close eye on.

Antigone and Dolly (Pistol across the front)

The front door to my garage is also frozen shut, so I have to carry hay through the milk/soap rooms, or I can climb the fence and go through the buck room.

Xerxes and Hilda (the door that will open between them)

Poor Xerxes still is the biggest chicken on the farm, but he’s also hoping I bring him lots of grain.

I’ve also been breaking the ice off my cattle tank.

Penny

The heater is working, but it is warm and the steam freezes, and it just keeps freezing until it’s completely iced over.

Luckily, the cold is supposed to break tomorrow, and I can put my old ladies back out of the garage.  Of course, with the warmer temperatures comes the threat of more rain, ice, and snow.

Barnyard Scenes

19 Jan

Just some extra pictures from this past weekend because the camera doesn’t like our current weather.

Gidget

Aurora

Harley

Sky (not in the barnyard)

Dolly and Pluto

Uno on Tony

I miss being able to have bird feeders. Dang dog.

Cookie with Chiffon and Marge

Myson

Joani and Fionn

It’s almost a Wordless Wednesday post.

Some of the Girls

9 Jan

These little girls make me smile.  I can’t believe Venus is as big as Moira anymore; although, Moira seems to take after her grandmaa Coffee, so it shouldn’t be a surprise.

Venus and Moira

Bubbles is growing into a beautiful young doe.

Bubbles

Pistol is really starting to show her age.  It’s hard to believe how many old goats I have now.

Pistol

She and Antigone are always together.

Antigone and Pistol sunning together

Wanda is looking good; although, she still needs to keep growing that hair back where she rubbed it off.  I’d still like to see her put on a bit more weight.  I wish those fat boy wethers hadn’t let her out.

Wanda

Cookie is another one who is really showing her age.  I can’t believe how quickly time flies and my little kids are now old ladies.

Cookie

Dolly and Pluto have really bonded again.

Pluto and Dolly

Such sweet babies!  Well, they might all have a bit of goatitude. 😉