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Everyday Things

11 Mar

While we’re waiting, along with checking goats numerous times around the clock, I still have all my everyday things to do.  Part of that is wondering if I should try to move more goats into the garage with rain in the forecast for Tuesday through Thursday.

Cutie

The warmer weather means my back door in the chicken room is thawed, and I could put Athena and Hera over there with everyone else if I need to.

Gidget and Hera

I’m a bit worried about the back cattle lean-to though because all the rain and melting snow runs through it.  It is likely to become a muddy mess.  They do have a fair amount of space that will stay clean, but I might have to figure out something else.  I’m just not sure what.

Myson, Casey, LilyAnn and in back Maybeline, Buster, Vinnie, and Stormy

Then there’s the maintenance of my panels that I have separating everyone.  This one was completely undone.

I have to keep my panels in place or I’d have everyone mixed together.  I don’t want that.  It’s a lot harder to check and keep my pregnant girls where I want them to kid when they are all mixed together.  Besides, some big wether keeps thinking he wants his mommy, but his mom needs to focus on the new babies coming.

Moose

I also got new salt/mineral blocks put out.  They melt so quickly in this wet, snowy weather.

Stormy (and a LilyAnn butt)

I am still feeding full hay.  Over the weekend, I ran out of hay on the bottom. I had to start throwing it from above.  At least, I’m not worried about running out.

Astra

There’s still a lot up above.

No babies yet, but if I get busy and can’t get blog posts up you can follow along on the farm FB page for almost real time updates.

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Breakfast!

14 Feb

Breakfast is a very important meal, and I want to make sure Tony has plenty to eat all day long, so I check his food in the morning.  It looks like he helped himself to the second pad of alfalfa hay.  That’s fine.  He can eat all he wants!

Of course, my two little boys do not seem to think it’s fair that I put that rich alfalfa on top of the shelves.

Anubis and Pluto

They also think it’s not fair that they can see the bale and they cannot reach the bale.

What’s Pluto watching? His more resourceful brother going after the alfalfa.

Silly buck.

“What? You were starving me!”

I also had to wire Tony’s pan for llama feed to the panel so Anubis didn’t knock it down.

Anubis really thinks that isn’t fair.

It’s tough being a companion goat to a recovering llama.

Smarty Pants Fatso Llamas

16 Jan

Some llamas think they are really smart.

Odie is not supposed to be eating the hay from the other side of the fence.

Odie

But, when you figure out you can step on the panel and make your long neck seem even longer, you can reach.

She’s not the only one.  I’ve caught Buster doing this too.

Buster

Smarty pants fasto llamas.