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The Goats Go to the Front Pasture

8 Jul

Considering Hera and Caroline can find a tiny spot to get through a fence, I figured the goats would find the big open gates, and I was right.

Haley and Joani coming back into the barnyard

The first thing they did was feast on the weeds south of the buck room.

My pastures are beautiful grass.  People are always asking how I get my pastures so clean.  It’s simple.  The goats like to eat all the weeds.

Here’s Casey working on thistle control.  Thank heavens they like eating thistles!

It only took a couple of minutes for Avril to find her mom and start nursing.

Astra and Avril

The next order of business was checking out the trees.

Haley and Moose

They also check the fences to see what they can reach.

They will keep all the trees away from the fences.

It’s important work.

Blaze

Daisy and Freddie were working on the wild grape vine.

Daisy and Freddie

Pretty soon they’ll actually make it to the bottom part of the pasture where it’s just thick grass.

I have to say, I was surprised that Cinnamon and Ava did not have their kids nursing.

Ava with a full udder; Cinnamon behind her

I didn’t separate them again, but I still got all of my milk.

Toddler Photo Shoot: Take Two

5 May

Over the weekend, we decided to try another first birthday photo shoot for Grady. This time, we did it at his farm.

This boy has my heart (and, sadly, my hair).

Finally Making Hay

29 Jul

With the wet spring, everything has been pushed back.  It’s been a whirlwind of trying to get caught up since we dried out, and it was finally time for my pasture to be mowed.

The nephew came out and started mowing.  When I got a call from him, I figured something broke down and he needed a ride, but he just needed to tell me the goats were in the bean field.  He might have thought they wouldn’t check the gates and he could just sorta fasten it.  They check. Every single time they go past it.  Seriously.  Anyhow, I chased them with the Ranger back through the waterway, and they went back in without too much trouble.

Naughty goats.

The nephew is done mowing, and we’ll start baling soon (hopefully tomorrow afternoon and finish Wednesday).

It will be a good feeling when the barn is full of hay again.