Tag Archives: Fionn

Holy Crazy Hormones

14 Oct

This past week was the time for me to give my girls shots to bring them into heat and mix them with the boys.  The hormones here are a bit crazy.  The girls are swarming around the bucks.

Sam is happy.

Fionn is happy.

Xerxes–not so much.

He lost his girls and ripped his ear.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time hobbling the pen around the greenhouse back together.

I did at least put Cutie back in with him for company, but I let Ava stay out.  If everyone settles, I think we’ll have sixteen girls due to have babies on the week of spring break.

Edit:  I just came back in from the barnyard.  Make that seventeen for spring break babies if they all settle.

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Friday’s Hunt v4.11

15 Sep

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with L, landscape, and key. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with K: I think 2J80 is the King of the Back Forty right now.  He’s certainly big and buff and impressive.

Black Angus Bull: 2J80

Stinky:  If 2J80 is king of the Back Forty, my stinky Fionn is king of the barnyard.  He does stink…

Fionn

Old:  I have an old goat herd.  After losing my final original Saanen girl, that makes Lily my old goat at age 11 1/2.  She was the first bottle kid born and raised on my farm.

Lily Osboer

Below is three generations.  Lily in the back, her daughter Dolly Ann Street in front.  In between are Dolly’s girls Sidney (right) and LilyAnn (left) Osboer.

Now it’s your turn!

The Boys are Restless

7 Sep

I still have Ollie and the three bucks penned up north.  Ollie is pretty mellow and content.

Ollie

I was surprised to notice that Sam is just as tall as Fionn anymore.  The bucks are a bit more anxious to get back to their front pasture.  I don’t think they’re happy with running low on grass and having to eat hay so early.

Sam, Fionn (back) and Xerxes

Or Fionn might just be trying to beat the fence down to get to the girls.

Pretty sure Fionn wants the girls.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.