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Late Fall on the Farm

22 Nov

We’ve already had several small snows, and most of November has been colder than average.  I have a hard time believing it’s still fall.

frozen raindrops on a cattle panel

Antigone and Cupid in the Love Shack

corn husks on the fence after being combined

It really doesn’t seem like fall.  We have a couple of seasonal days.  Of course, there’s lots of rain in the forecast for one of those days.  Then it’s snow on Sunday and back to cold next week. I guess I’ll just be grateful for the couple of nice days and the fact that I’m mostly ready for winter.

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They Are Naughty

6 Oct

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it seems like this is when the goats all decide they are going to die if they don’t find fresh browse.  It makes me very unhappy when I look out the window and see the no-man’s land at the bottom of my property filled with goats.

Because it isn’t fenced and they can get out on the road.

Usually, I just go out to pasture and call them to come back and they do.  Not yesterday.  They traipsed out on the road.  A truck had to slow down to go through them.  Then I ran back up the hill to the barnyard (and I really thought I was going to have a heart attack running up the hill).  Then I got the Ranger and ran their butts up the road and into the barnyard.

They act so innocent.

“I wasn’t quite done eating those mulberry bushes? Could you open the gate again?” Clover

I went down and patched my hobbling from a couple of years ago (the last time I posted about them doing this).

“I was just trying to find a way to get to Xerxes,” Maisie.   “Me too,” Sidney

Hopefully it lasts another two or more years!

The Finished Fence

24 Sep

I am so thrilled with how the new yard fence looks.  Sky is amazed that there’s a whole world outside of his yard.

It’s amazing how open it is now.

The goats have helped with some of the cleanup.

Dolly (back), Stormy, Caroline, and Penny

Front:  Ava, Wanda, Aphrodite, Cutie, Middle:  Reva, Bambi, Back:  Zinnia, Moose, In the buck pen:  Zeus, and Xerxes

I still have a bunch of brush to get rid of, but I will keep working on it slowly.