Tag Archives: Frodo

Adjusting the Herd

25 Jun

I know you’re shocked to hear that I moved goats around again.  Actually, I just put the boys back on their front pasture.

Benji back on the front pasture

That made them very happy.

Freddie and Frodo with Xerxes behind

I did have to intervene with Ava and her kids.  Three babies are hard to raise.  She did it last year, and she’s trying this year, but one girl was looking pretty thin.  Of course, skinny little Sophia is the only one of the three I couldn’t get to take a bottle.

Ava with Heidi, Simon and Sophia

That means I decided to take Simon and Heidi and send them off to stay with Aunt Connie. She will keep them and bottle feed them for me while I’m on vacation. Then they can come home (or stay with Aunt Connie a bit longer if she wants.  At any rate, it’s the best I could come up with for the four of them.

Simon and Heidi

Everyone else is back in one giant group.

Everyone coming up from pasture

It looks like a mob in there now.

I was a little worried about Flower getting back with everyone and not getting picked on, but she’s doing well.

Flower is even holding her own with the herd!

I hope this is how everyone stays until it’s time to breed for next year.

More Scooping

23 Jun

When there was a break in the rain, my nephew came and moved the manure spreader from the barnyard to my driveway.

It was time to finally clear out the garage.

I made a lot of progress.  Some will have to wait until I get the boards out by fixing the birds’ pen.

It took forever for the floor to dry because we are so humid.

I seriously have way too many things going on.  I am still trying to figure out what to put at the base of the pen, down into the ground.  You can see the gap where the chickens scratch in the dirt.

I tried working on the pen again, but every time I tried to do something, I had three young bucks running me over begging for food.

Frodo and Benji. I did not call to them; they heard me climb the fence.

Even Xerxes comes to see if there’s food.  He will usually go back to lounging around as soon as he sees I don’t have any tasty treats.

Frodo and Benji tails (nibbling on me), Freddie and Xerxes

They are so funny.

Summer Progress

16 Jun

Well, I am trying to make progress on that long list of things I need to get done.  I will say, the weather has not cooperated.

Maybeline standing in the mud.

We went from two years of not being able to get a drop of rain to a half an inch of rain every time they say there’s a slight chance for sprinkles.

But I’m still making progress.  I got the birds’ building all cleaned out and they were put back over there.

before new bedding has been put in there

Mr. Peacock quickly went back up to the rafters.

That gives my goat moms a lot more space.

Astra in front; Cutie in back

I hope to kick them out of the garage and get it cleaned out this week.

Flora in the garage with her new horn apparatus attached with Gorilla tape.

One thing I have not been able to do is get the deck sealed.  It just has to be dry when I do that.

Bob cat sitting in the corner of the deck to stay dry.

I have even had some people come in and do work on my house.  My leaks and drips have all been fixed.

new faucet

I also had to do more fence work.  Because every time Xerxes tries to reach over and eat the plum tree or lilacs, he busts my twine and falls into the yard.

Xerxes on the wrong side of the fence.

I actually used wire to fix it this time, so it should last longer.

Benji and Frodo are good boys.

It does also make it hard to find time to take pictures for the blog.  I’m trying though.

I might have disturbed Bob’s nap.

I’ll just keep on working on things the best I can between (or through) rain showers!