Tag Archives: Hilda

Working on the Bird Pen

31 May

Since everything arrived for me to fix the pen for the birds, I had to come up with a plan.  The first thing I needed to do to fix it, was sealing up the gap.

And why does it have a gap in the first place?  The goats like to rub against it and remove their winter coats.

Hilda rubbing against it (Shellie behind her)

In order to close the gap, I decided to remove wire from the far side of the pen.  So I guess that actually became the first thing.

With the panel in place over the old netting and the splice.

Then I cut it and used it to splice over the gap on the front side.  After that it was time to put a cattle panel.

On the other side of the door.

It took Purl and Flower no time at all to figure out they could get into the old pen area.  And what’s the first thing Flower did?  Start rubbing against the wire.

Flower

That was easy, but I couldn’t figure out how to put the new board on the bottom on that side.  The plan was to sandwich the panel and mesh between the two boards, but there no board left on this chunk.  I had to consult with my dad, and I do have a plan now.

That’s just a 4×4 that I threw behind it years ago.

I worked on it off and on all weekend, but the wind was horrific, and the next thing I had to do was climb a ladder.  In the wind.  No thank you.  I am not that graceful.

Ready to take the top row of wire netting off.

I even tried sealing the door between the two halves of the pen, but I still had to have a chunk of netting–which I had to get from the top strand, and I was not climbing the fence.

Cutie was supervising.

I did do some cleanup on the bottom.

Purl and Jethro by the Quonset hut; Flower and Cutie in front

I threw all the old boards over the fence.

It will be easier to clean up on that side when the Ranger gets back home.  But what I really need is the wind to quit blowing so hard.  That would help more than anything.

More Happy Goats on Pasture

11 May

It’s been crazy around here.  Seriously.  So I’m just sharing more of the goats right after they got to go back out on pasture.

Flora (notice the duct tape from a horn apparatus she removed herself)

Aurora

Brigit and Ostara

Astra found a way to scratch her belly.

Hilda

Cody made it out there finally!

Pretzel

Sappho’s first day in pasture wore her out.

Seriously, wore her out.

Odie by the ditch

Ava scratching between her horns.

Aurora and the goats

I think I’m seriously in need of summer break because I have way too much to do.

Good Friday Photo Dump

17 Apr

This is postponed from Friday with the big news of Venus having an oopsie baby and then Aphrodite’s girl arriving.  So it’s an Easter photo dump.

I have a lot of photos left from the last week, so you get another dump.

Tramp

The boys all seem happy on the front pasture. Benji looks like he’s going to slide down the hill.

Sky lounging in the yard

I think Flora’s happy I emptied the big tub. Makes for a nice napping spot.

They already went through the last new salt/mineral block. Moose is sampling the new one.

Bob Cat napping in the yard.

2TC is such a cutie!

Bull has a hard time telling Tansy and his mom, Bubbles apart. Tansy does not appreciate it when he gets them mixed up.

Maybeline. Can you tell it was windy that day?

Spunky looks like an Angel, but she’s as wild as her brother.

It was quite the shock to Rosie when her maa came back to the barnyard with a new baby and doesn’t want anything to do with her.

Hilda with Rosie’s little sister, Shellie

I know I say it a lot, but I seriously cannot get over how big Tiger is at 11 1/2 months.

Can’t do a photo dump without my beautiful Ostara.

Happy weekend!