Tag Archives: Freddie

Moving Antigone

18 Jan

I swear Antigone is giving me gray hair.  She got stuck behind the barn door, so I put her in with Flower.

Antigone when it was just her and Flower in there.

That worked, but the two little bucks chased her.  In their defense, they are bucks.  But they also settled down and quit chasing Flower by the next morning.

Lemuel

They would have left Antigone alone too, but I decided she could just go in the greenhouse!  Well, Penelope and Popcorn and Freddie are all mean to her.

Freddie has been a jerk to everyone. He’ll be sold soon.

Then she started trying to just hide from them by going under the workbench.  I kid you not, I’ve had to pull her out from under there three times.

She’s pregnant.  That has to stop.  So I put her back in with Flower and the little bucks.

Antigone standing in a snow drift.

She’s not handling the move well, but I have to find somewhere she’s going to go inside in the cold weather and isn’t going to get stuck.

Antigone staring at Frodo and Lemeul

I think this is the best, last option.

Winter Chores

10 Jan

Winter chores take me quite a while to do.  I have to make sure everyone gets their grain.

Purl and Freddie

While I’m going in and out of the birds’ room where the grain is kept, I also feed the birds and gather the eggs.  A lot of them froze last week, but the warmer weather has let me gather them before they freeze.

Then I start haying the main group.

Maisie

That’s a distraction so I can feed Aurora her extra feed.

Aurora

Trust me, I have to guard her the whole time she’s eating.

Maisie coming to see if she can get the llama feed.

I also let Dolly in to eat every day.  Tansy usually goes in also.  On this day, my old lady Bambi demonstrated her still quick moves and snuck past me to get an extra snack of sweet feed.

Bambi and Tansy

I’ve also started letting Pretzel go in and eat in the middle of the barn while I feed hay.

Pretzel

I have to make sure that Perdita can find a place to eat, and under the picnic table seems to work well.

Perdita

Every everyone has had grain and hay I still have to do water for everyone.

I’m so grateful for the hydrant and heated buckets.

 

I think everyone is hanging in right now.

Who’s In Heat?

9 Jan

When we’re breeding in the cold like this, it’s sometimes hard to notice when someone is in heat.  But Saturday it was pretty obvious who was not in heat.  Nothing going on with Xerxes and his girls.

Daisy, Xerxes, Margarita, Ava, Joy, Astra, LilyAnn, and Zinnia

No action with Freddie and his girls.

Pretzel checking out Purl and Freddie

Pretty boring with Benji and his girls.

Chiffon, 2TC, Trace, and Benji

So who was in heat that had Benji’s attention?

Maisie.

Benji and Maisie

She was flirting with every buck and wether on the farm.

with Myson

I’ve got news for her. She’s retired!