Tag Archives: Haley

After the Rain Stopped

13 Sep

The goats had been cooped up and wet for almost a week when the weather turned.  They were really enjoying the pasture again.

Cupid and Tiger (and I don’t know who else)

Haley

Hilda

Purl has some of her mom’s attitude.

The bottom looks good after the rain

Mary

Pistol must have been knocked down. Dang goats.

on the bottom: Bonnie, Annie, Coral, Cinnamon and Haley

Cutie

Athena

Flower

Litha

Joani

Seven-that strip of long blond hair on his back cracks me up

And it looks so fresh and green!

Hello, Weekend

11 Sep

This wraps up my first week of back to work teaching.  I assume I survived (I am back to scheduling my posts for the week–don’t worry I’ll interrupt them for any breaking news) but am exhausted.  So it’s leftovers today.

Pluto

Little miss 2TC was fascinated by the fluff suspended in air (and somehow attached to her).  She is so stinking cute and nice and

2TC

She did not inherit her mother’s messed up udder.  I think I’m talking myself into keeping her, but we’ll see.

Blaze

My dog was happy to get back to the house.  Now, I’ve kicked him out during the day while I’m working.  Poor neglected pup.

Xerxes says he’s all buff and stinky and ready to go to work.

Xerxes

Hopefully, Tiger figures it out.  Of course, he has a while to wait.  We don’t have spring break this year, so I’ll end up kidding around our long Easter weekend.

Tiger

Besides, he’s going to get Onyx for June babies.  She was enjoying the new salt/mineral block.

Until Haley chased her away.

I wish I could figure out a way to keep Archie for one breeding, but I need fewer goats (especially bucks) to manage.

Finally, Popcorn, just because.

Popcorn

Here’s to the weekend!

Back to Normal

24 Jul

Now that the fence is finished, we are pretty much back to normal here.

The new fence

I moved the bucks (Xerxes, Freddie and Milo) back to the front pasture.

Freddie, Milo and Xerxes

I will replace some of the panels here with the old, heavier ones we removed from the old fence.

Xerxes

I’ll keep adding more bucks as I wean them.

Quatro is almost as big as his maa, Mary.

I really need to work on catching some of these wild boys to wean.

Cinquain

I moved my two girls from the Love Shack.  Before I moved them, I did catch them and give them copper.

Fannie and Six

They are much happier with a bigger space and green stuff to munch on.

Fannie and Six

I’m going to try to move Penny up with them because her arthritis is increasingly bothering her.

Penny

The little kids who had never been out to pasture before are figuring it out.

Stitch and Purl are experts; Archie is new.

Mostly.

Archie and Edith forgotten in the barnyard

Edith keeps getting left in the barnyard, but Antigone is a good mom.  She comes up and feeds her and then Edith can’t seem to figure out how to follow her back out to pasture.

Kate with mama Antigone

Everyone else is back on the front have of the Back Forty.

Gidget

Haley

Maybeline, Odie, and Aurora

spread out on the front part of the Back Forty

Life is good!