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Sassy Girls

11 Jan

Some little girls are feeling pretty sassy with being stuck in the barnyard.


Ostara and Pretzel

Pretzel and Zora

There’s lots of playful fighting among them.  But my three girls who were in the garage are rather demanding about going into the milk room to eat every time I go through the door.

Ostara and Pretzel wanting me to go let them in.

Ostara trying to figure out how to get in without me.

It’s actually rather annoying. I am still fine with them coming in.

Heidi and Ostara fighting over one bowl–two more places to eat from.

I just wish they’d wait to be invited.  I’m pretty sure Zora doesn’t want back in there.


She is such a bratopotamus!  and a sassy girl.

It’s Warm!

29 Dec

Tuesday say average temperatures for this time of year.  We got just about to the freezing point for our high, so I decided to kick the three little girls out of the garage.




They seemed to enjoy the fresh air and being back with the herd, but I’m pretty sure they all three liked eating where there were fewer goats.

Heidi with the herd

Don’t worry, the next day, I let them back in to get some sweet feed in the milk room.  I’ll try to keep doing that.

Heidi, Ostara and Pretzel

Ostara was happy to be back with her mom.

Ostara with mom, Cupid, and big sister, Tansy

I thought about letting Dolly and Victoria out the next day when we were supposed to be all the way up to 40°F.

Dolly and Victoria

But that didn’t work out…

Improving Weather

27 Dec

Well, Monday’s weather was an improvement.  It started with a new blanket of snow–about an additional inch.

freshly filled with snow overnight

Later in the day, the weather brought a lot of sunshine.

It was even enough to start the snow melting from the barn roof and leave us with icicles.

2TC, Chiffon, and Onyx’s back end

There was less wind, but it was still really cold.

Cupid and the goose braving the cold to nibble some leftover hay before I fed them.

But if you could find a place out of the wind with the sun shining on you, it was pretty not horrid.




It hovered around 10°F for most of the day.

Chiffon hoping to be invited in the milk room.

But it was an improvement, and doing chores wasn’t quite so bad.

Purl eating hay outside

I’m still climbing over the dutch door with a couple of bales of hay because I have no desire to shovel that huge drift in this cold.

The birds have a big drift in their doorway also.

Everyone is still hanging in there, but I am worried about Mr. Peacock.

Overall, chores were a lot easier today.

She decided this new snow was better to take a snow bath

2TC eating hay; the rest of the bale behind her was still waiting to be spread out.

I still can’t believe how much snow blew into the barn.


I still have my girls in the garage.

Dolly and Victoria finishing up the sweet feed

Pretzel, Heidi, and Ostara sharing a tub of hay

It’s worked well to have Xerxes and Antigone together.  They get along well, and it’s much easier for Antigone to get enough to eat.



Frodo and Penelope are happy to snuggle together.

Frodo and Penelope snuggling together

Everyone is starting to thaw out. And we’re really supposed to start warming up now.