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Surviving the Heat

21 Jun

Well today was the worst for the heat.  Hopefully, it doesn’t get this bad again this summer.  But we are surviving.

Aurora

The llamas are very happy they got rid of their fleece.

Maybeline

I do have one little guy who is struggling with the heat. Joy’s boy just had respiratory infection from his long birth, and his little lungs can’t take the heat. When they pant, it’s not good.

Champ (with one of LilyAnn’s girls behind him)

He went into the milk room for a long cooling period.

Dolly got to come in and eat sweet feed keep him company.

Then I finally just put him and his mom in the garage.  It’s still hot in there, but the humidity is not near as bad.

Joy and Champ

I am giving the chickens frozen treats of last year’s tomatoes and zucchinis.

The goose spends most of her day in the pool, and I swear I really do get clean water for her every afternoon.

Miss Goose

My dog has decided the best way to beat the heat is to stay inside in the air conditioning.

Sky

Another thing I did to help the goats survive the heat is kicking everyone out of the greenhouse.  It is just oppressive in there.

Zora looking at the panel blocking her entrance.

I added a tarp back to the pen and plunked all the babies out there.  They decided it was pretty awesome.

The moms enjoy it too.

Cutie was the first to try it out.

Hopefully, today is the last of the horrible, horrible heat.  But here’s a bonus video of the kids enjoying the shade.

Who’s In Heat?

9 Jan

When we’re breeding in the cold like this, it’s sometimes hard to notice when someone is in heat.  But Saturday it was pretty obvious who was not in heat.  Nothing going on with Xerxes and his girls.

Daisy, Xerxes, Margarita, Ava, Joy, Astra, LilyAnn, and Zinnia

No action with Freddie and his girls.

Pretzel checking out Purl and Freddie

Pretty boring with Benji and his girls.

Chiffon, 2TC, Trace, and Benji

So who was in heat that had Benji’s attention?

Maisie.

Benji and Maisie

She was flirting with every buck and wether on the farm.

with Myson

I’ve got news for her. She’s retired!

Holy Hormones

8 Dec

Well, I had hoped Aphrodite and Trace would be the only two who tried for oopsie babies.

Trace

Caroline had to try it too.  She was only with Xerxes a few minutes, but I’ll know in about three weeks whether or not that was long enough (I know it was).

Caroline

That is one of the nicest things about when the girls get bred in October–not as many hormones floating around.

Athena hasn’t come back into heat.

But this year, I swear someone is constantly coming into heat.

Margarita by Xerxes

I think Joani came into heat last week.

Then the wethers fall in love too.

Pluto romancing Margarita

We’re just a huge hormonal mess around here.