Tag Archives: goats

Weaning

18 Nov

I didn’t get my little bucks sold today.  Things are just too crazy.  I did, however, get them put with the big bucks.

Colt and Butter

They are not very happy.

Pistol is not happy either.  She is such a doting mother.

Pistol and Astra

Astra doesn’t look too concerned about her brother being shut up there.  She’s probably thinking it’s just more milk for her.

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Finally Getting My Calendar Done

11 Nov

About four months ago, I had just finished my picture choices for the 2018 Eden Hills calendar when I had a slight technology snafu.  My hard drive cord quit working, so I could not access my last eight years of pictures.

Cover

I might have panicked a little bit, but I went to Best Buy and tried to find a new adapter.  Luckily, I took the external hard drive with me because they didn’t have one that fit.  I’m never in Ames, so I looked at what other options they had.  They did tell me that I had an actual full hard drive inside the unit, so the data should be able to be retrieved.

January geese

I got the cheaper of the two options they had.  It was a cable to go directly from my computer to the hard drive.  Well, when I got home and opened the package, the software you had to use with it would erase and format the new drive.  Um.  I’m trying to avoid erasing any drive, so that didn’t work.

February: Sidney, Dolly, Andy and LilyAnn

I decided to see if I could just find a new power adapter on line.  I found one that said it would work, but when it got here, I couldn’t get it to fit the external hard drive.

March: Penny and Ellie May

The next time I was in Ames was when I was dealing with Margarita and her bite wounds, but we stopped by Best Buy when she was coming home from the hospital, and I picked up the dock for a hard drive.

April:  Victoria’s buck, T-Bone

Then I couldn’t figure out how to get it out of the case to put it in the dock, so I took it to work and asked a colleague who is really good with computers.  He pointed out the teeny tiny screws holding the case together.  Wow!

May: Daisy being photobombed by a barn swallow

Finally, I remembered to borrow my mom’s teeny tiny screwdrivers, and I got the hard drive out without destroying anything!  It wouldn’t fit into the dock.  Seriously.

June: goats in pasture

I took it back to my computer geeky colleague, and he agreed it should fit.  But it didn’t.  Then he suggested that I needed a hard drive to hard drive cable and that would work.

July: Aurora

I went directly back to my classroom and searched Amazon.  I couldn’t find one.

August: four Sam babies

But I did find a hard drive to USB cable with a power cord, so I ran back and asked if that would work (don’t worry, this was all before I was on the clock).  He said yes, so I ordered it.

September: Llenny watching the goats

It arrived yesterday, and I am pleased to announce that it worked!  Yay!  Finally!

October: Bob cat

I went back to Best Buy today and I got another external hard dive–one that actually fits the dock I already bought, and I am now happily backing up my files.

November: Stormy, Cutie, Betty Lou (I think) and Joani

Talk about a huge sigh of relief.

December: gander

And now I can finish editing the photos, finish creating my calendar, and order it. Finally.

Friday’s Hunt v4.19

10 Nov

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with T, black and white, and paper. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will try to make sure to visit all participants. I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with S:  Sister goats!  LilyAnn and Sidney are both adorable.  That’s why I haven’t been able to decide on which one I want to keep, which means I think they are both keepers.

LilyAnn and Sidney

Metal:  The big metal round bale feeder has been nice to have here for the two girls.  Yes, we are still waiting on crias.  Odie might be going a bit stir crazy.  She tends to race from one end of the small enclosure to the other.  Maybeline is more laid back about the pre-cria confinement.

Maybeline (front) and Odie (running in back)

Mineral:  The goats enjoy their salt and mineral block combination.  I have to get the block like this because some greedy piggy goats will eat the soft mineral and molasses from the buck to the point that they make themselves sick.  Yes, we learned that the hard way (Cough. Coral. Cough.).

Reva

Now it’s your turn!