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Temperatures Rising

15 Dec

Well, after a record cold November, our temperatures have been creeping up, and now we’re warmer than average for this time of year.

Caroline

It looks like it’s going to stick around for a while too.  There’s been blue skies and wonderful sunshine!

Wanda

The water is completely open back there in the ditch.

Athena

Yes, I’m still complaining because, even though I enjoy it, it’s really hard on the animals when the temperatures change rapidly like this.

Lily

They do still enjoy getting to go out to pasture though.  It’s much tastier to have trees to snack on than just boring hay in the barnyard.

Ava

Although, I am also enjoying the goats and llamas not needing to be given hay yet.

They are happy to be out there in pasture most of the day.

Maybeline and Odie

Even though it does look like Maybeline and Odie are rather irritated with the gate being shut.

Oh well.  If they did a better job guarding the goats, I wouldn’t have had to put the fence up.

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Self-Serve

10 Dec

The goats are still going out to pasture to eat.

Even though we’ve had snow, none of it has stuck long.

Athena (front) and Cinnamon

They also enjoy napping out there in the grass rather than on the frozen bumpy barnyard.

Myson

I’m glad they can still get to the grass because it means I don’t have to hay them yet.

Flower

That means chores are still pretty easy.

Tony, Harley, and Anubis

I am only haying the two little girls and the group up north.

Antigone and Cupid

Although Antigone and Cupid prefer the sweet feed.

Bedding

9 Dec

We finally have a weekend with better weather.  It’s still a bit colder than average for this time of year, but there’s no rain, snow, or horrible wind, so I’m going to say it’s good.

Sidney

With this break in the horrible weather, my nephew delivered some cornstalk bales.

That means, I’ve gotten to freshly bed my buck room, greenhouse, and bird coop.

Fionn

They’re happy now!  You know, because their bedding is yummy to eat.

Caroline and Annie

My nephew is going to try to clean out the cattle lean-to on the barn this week, and then we can bed that down as well.

Astra

Then I should be about as ready as I’m going to be for winter (as long as I can get a few more feet done later in the week when it’s supposed to be warmer than average).