Kicked Out

I had to kick my yard goats out of the yard.  When I went out to check my garden this morning, my peppers had been eaten.  The plants were pretty leafless.  On a good note, the goats didn’t eat the actual peppers, and I was able to chop and freeze about a gallon of bell peppers.

pepper collage

 

The only reason I hadn’t already returned the goats to the north part was the lack of shelter.  Well, my son and nephew helped me put a Quonset hut in the north paddock, so it creates more shelter up there.

Hilda, Sam, and Hazel

Hilda, Sam, and Hazel

Sam is amazingly healthy considering how sick he was when I got home from Iowa City.  When I moved him, I checked his eyelids, and they are bright red!  Hilda seems to be doing well, and as long as she doesn’t pig out on corn again, she shouldn’t have diarrhea anymore.  Hopefully Hazel has grown enough that she can’t get out anymore.

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Fozzy Bear and Sugar were happy to be reunited.  I’ll just keep an eye on Yolanda to make sure her brother being back with them doesn’t cause her not to get enough to eat.

Sugar and Fozzy Bear

Sugar and Fozzy Bear

Then there’s Millie.  I left her in the yard.  I could never kick her out.

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I love my old lady, and I’ll let her decide if she wants to stay in the yard by herself (although she has company in the same building and across the fence, so she isn’t alone) or if she wants to go back up north.

Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday for the letter K.  K is for kicked out!

Raindrops Keep Falling

To my knowledge, we really didn’t have rain in the forecast for today.  Just like last Friday, the radar lit up, and we’re getting more rain.  We’ve had more rain than we need.  I’d love to share with some of those places desperate for rain.

weather ew

The hay is still down getting rained on in the buffer strips.  Luckily we haven’t mowed the Back Forty (where my hay comes from).  I have to admit, it is still going to give me some decent hay if we can ever get a long enough stretch without rain to make it because all the rain has kept the new grass growing.  That’s also why I still haven’t let my June moms out there.  Their kids would never be able to make it through the jungle. (By the way, the image below also illustrates why I don’t like yard goats.  That is the patio just outside my back door.)

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They were almost done with the dirt work for the garage when the rain came Friday.  It also rained some Saturday night, and now this.  That means the equipment is just sitting there.  Again, there’s good news though. The pad has done really well with all the rain.  It hasn’t washed.  I’d still like to see the garage go up soon.  The two bucks are not thrilled with their mini-shelter.

Bulldozer in rain_4573ew I’d like to get stuff done outside.  My whole garden needs weeded.  At least it’s giving me produce despite competing with all the weeds.

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I really was hoping to get some of that weeding done today after it dried out a bit more.  Yeah, that’s not going to happen now.

Sharing with The Good. The Random. The Fun. and Song-ography.  I’ve been stuck with the song Raindrops Keep Falling by B. J. Thomas.

Scavenger Hunt in the Yard

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday items are: selfie (dang it), rows, one word, I love this, and white on white.

After two markets and a parade, I really needed a day to catch up. Okay, I need way more than a day to catch up, but the one word for today was laundry.  I have an expert helper.  Fozzy Bear likes to pick up my clothes pins out of the bucket and hand them to me drop them on the ground.  He’s very good help.

Fozzy Bear

Fozzy Bear

The dreaded selfie.  Really don’t think we need to have so many selfies in the scavenger hunt.

selfie laundry ew

While I was out hanging up laundry, I checked the garden.  I’ve picked quite a few zucchini and peppers in the last day or two.  There’s a lot of green tomatoes on the plants.  I’m pretty sure there are no rows left in my tomato patch, just jungle.

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Right behind the house, I found my Millie goat lounging on the hay I put out for her.  I do love this girl more than you can possibly imagine.

Millie Ann Saanen

Millie Ann Saanen

Finally, for white on white I picked Queen Anne’s lace and brought in to put on real lace.

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We’re horribly hot, so I’m hoping my garden can make it a couple more days with being neglected.  It’s awfully weedy, but I’m a wimp in this heat.

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