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2 Apr

I am seriously ready to do some evictions around here.  First, is Lemuel.  I was planning on keeping him until I could breed him to Rosie next fall.  That would be a perfect kid combo.


But his personality is identical to his grandpa Xerxes.  I am not having another wild buck that I can’t sell.  I’m getting rid of him before we get to that point.  I kid you not, I spent ten or more minutes chasing him around the Love Shack to catch him and give him his copper last weekend.

And it is absolutely an inherited personality.  I swear it is.  I mean he spends his time with my sweet Benji and Frodo.  They both love me.


Anyhow, I’m hoping he will be gone in the next couple of weeks.  The second eviction notice is being given to Old Man Winter.  We had another 2+ inches of snow when I woke up Thursday morning.

no picture from the morning because I had to go to work

This time of year, it usually melts quickly, but I took these pictures after I did chores.  It was still here.

Penelope in front; Lemuel, Benji, and Frodo in the Love Shack

We are all tired of the cold and damp.  It’s miserable.  It means more work for chores.


Onyx finishing up a pile of hay I gave them.

We all demand winter leave and let spring warmth and rain show up.  Seriously, because I am beyond ready to evict the goats from the garage.  They are happy as clams.

Cupid teaching Brigit about yummy hay

Spunky and Spuds

Hera feeding Lady and Tramp

But I’m not sure any of my stuff will survive.

Tommy, Bubbles,Shellie, Ostara (Flower in back)

my garage door opener sensor

Hera behind the air compressor

Thursday when I got home, someone had discovered and opened the bag of birdhouse gourds.  I picked them up and put them all in the soap room.  Well, there was one that had a little hole eaten in it, so I left it.

a bag of gourds

When I went back to the garage, I kid you not, Bull was wearing it. His head was completely stuck inside.  I am amazed that he wasn’t panicking, but he was just standing there trying to figure it out.  How I wish I had my camera for that one.

Bull (yes, I really was going to put it back on his head)

By the time I came back out to do a recreation, Coral had eaten the rest of the gourd.

Coral finishing off the last of the gourd

I am really ready to get them out of the garage, but the weather has to cooperate a bit for that to happen.

Fall Scavenger Hunt

22 Sep

I’m already late joining Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt, so let’s get right to it.  This week’s topics are Something You Wore, Reflection, Inside Your Fridge, Morning, and Daily Routine.

Something You Wore:  My barnyard shoes are really in need of retiring.  But they’re so comfy!

barnyard shoes

Reflection:  I did notice at the bonfire last night, that the comfy barnyard shoes were a bit chilly since the sides are pretty much ripped out.  It didn’t keep me from enjoying the moonlight (aka reflected light from the sun).

bonfire and moon

bonfire collage

Inside Your Fridge:  You don’t want to go there.  These eggs are fresh out of the chicken and will be heading to the fridge soon.

farm fresh eggs

Morning:  Okay, I’m not a morning person, so I’m going to pretend the prompt was evening.  This is my Snickers this evening. He’s getting canned cat food, and his mouth seems to be feeling better.



Daily Routine:  Part of my daily routine is feeding the goats.  There will never be pictures of that because I kind of get swarmed by everyone wanting their food.  Minnie Pearl, as herd queen, was happily eating from the last pan after everyone was done.

Minnie Pearl Saanen

Minnie Pearl Saanen

The boys also swarm me when I feed them.

Prince Charming, Quigley,  Vince

Prince Charming, Quigley, and Vince

This week, the Song-ography song is Pink by Aerosmith.  I don’t have  a lot of pink around here, but the sedum is just beginning to open.

sedum flower

Just because, I also want to wish everyone a…

fall gourd

Even though the bonfire we lit was because it was the first perfect night to have a fire in a long time, and we were trying to burn the pile of brush in the middle of the hayfield, I was very happy that it fell on the eve of Mabon.  It was a wonderful evening of family and fun.

I’m also sharing with Mosaic Monday.