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My Pasture Walk

17 Sep

I will say, the hot weather makes it hard to get the goats to just show up at milking time.  Last week, I had to go bring the girls up several times.  One day, I even took my camera when I went to get them.

Maybeline and Odie

Socks (with Maggie in the back)

northern flicker

Penelope with Annie and Socks in the back

It is beautiful, but I think those girls should just come up when it’s time to milk and not make me go after them.

Surprise Lilies

27 Aug

One of my favorite flowers here on the farm are the surprise lilies.  They are such a pretty flower, but they are poisonous–every bit of them.

That leaves me a little concerned because they are planted along what used to be the garden.

Now I have goats up there.

Can you see Snow White, and Vinnie’s kids?

Most times, they are smart enough not to eat things that will hurt them if they have plenty of food.  While the garden area is eaten down, I am also giving them hay and sweet feed every day.  You can see some of the left-over hay in the picuture below.  Hopefully, it will start grass growing there next spring.

Tink and Angela

I’d dig the bulbs out and move them, but I can’t dig that deep.  I’ve tried moving them before, and I can’t get down to the bulbs.

I’ll just keep hoping they are smart enough to leave them alone.

So far, in all the years I’ve had yard goats and now with it as part of the barnyard, that’s worked.

Odds and Ends

5 May

I took advantage of beautiful weather on Friday evening and Saturday to take lots of pictures for the blog. Nice weather has been hard to come by this spring.

Anubis and Pluto

We had a freeze warning last week, so I checked on the fruit trees.  I’m not sure I’ll have many plums.

The cherries look more promising.

The bleeding hearts looked a bit droopy the morning of the freeze, but they have recovered nicely.

I’m not sure Sky is really sniffing the violets, but I’m going to pretend that’s what he’s so interested in.


The summer birds are coming back!

Eastern Kingbird

I enjoy hearing them sing.

red winged blackbird

The shagbark hickory buds are opening.

I will admit I was a bit surprised to see a raccoon out in the middle of the afternoon.

I was relieved when I yelled to ask what he was doing and he ran away from me instead of towards me with foam coming out of his mouth.

Nugget and the girls are also enjoying the weather.  They like to come out and scratch in the dirt.

Nugget and some of the hens

The goats like the nice weather too.  John is doing well, even though I weaned him.


Blaze is looking much better than she was earlier in the spring.  Pasture has helped her put her weight back on.

Blaze and Trooper

Aurora is enjoying being back with the other girls and the bigger pasture.


I have to say, I’m grateful for a couple of nice days because this coming week looks like it’s going to be raining most of the time.

Bob Cat

Bob might be spending a lot of time napping in the barn to stay dry this week.