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The Rainbow After the Rain

27 Jun

I was a bit irritated with Sidney again because she left her kids in pasture again (you’ll read more about that when I’m on vacation).

I had already had to haul her kids up the day before.

And the rain was coming.

I looked in pasture as long as I could, but I admit I ran for the barn with the rest of the herd.  Maybe I can use having my camera as an excuse.

Anyhow, it was a brief shower, and after the rain stopped I caught Sidney and put a collar and leash on her and drug her out to pasture telling her to find her kids.  She screamed at the top of her lungs and eventually, we found them.  They were dripping wet, but I brought them back to the barnyard.

Crystal and Frosty

Then she turned right around and took them out on top of the hill again.

I might have threatened her if she left her kids in pasture again.

Frosty

While I was standing there with her, I noticed a little rainbow.

Hopefully, that’s a sign that she’s done with all of this foolishness.

Naughty Goats

29 May

I was off to a good start of getting things accomplished Saturday morning.  When the goats went out to pasture, I went out and let Margarita, Caroline and Ducky out of the north pen.  Margarita trotted off to pasture, happy to be free.  Caroline whined and yelled and finally just settled in next to the pen I just kicked her out of.

Caroline and Ducky

Eventually, while I was doing my work, I managed to catch Tansy and throw her and Alice out too.  But that meant I know had two adult goats crying like kids because they were not with the herd.

Tansy and Alice

Since I saw some goats out in pasture, I yelled, “Hey, goats!”  That almost always works.  They took their own sweet time, but they did come up from pasture.  I gave them some corn and figured Caroline and Tansy would go back out with them.

2TC relaxing after snax

But I was missing some goats.  I went out to pasture and walked all around, but no goats.  I finally found them on the bottom of the hill across the road–you know, not on my property.  So, I yelled again, “Hey, goats!  Come on, goats.”  They followed me up the gravel road towards home.  Of course, we got to a point where there were lots of yummy scrub brush in the ditch, so I had to leave them and get a bit of corn to rattle in a pitcher.  That did it.  They were running to get back in the barnyard.

Popcorn was one of the naughty ones.

While they were still cleaning up the last of the corn, I pulled the panel over and shut everyone off the Back Forty.

Shellie and Dolly in front of the panel I put across.

Then I fed the bucks a bit of sweet feed and shut their panel.  They are now confined into the buck room and the pen off the garage.

Xerxes, Freddie, Frodo, and Benji with Aurora on the other side of the fence.

The goats and llamas are back on the front pasture.

Playing on one of the fallen oaks.

Cupid with Ostara and Brigit

Cutie

Maybeline

Pretzel

They will stay there until I can get the panels across the ditch replaced.

It’s a mess down there.

That is probably not going to be until the Ranger comes back home.  Hopefully, the front pasture lasts that long, and I can get it taken care of quickly when the Ranger gets home.

Oopsie! I Was Wrong

21 May

When I did my Thursday evening check of the goats, I counted all ten kids.

Bridget

I found Flora with her fresh horn apparatus on.  Because Wednesday evening, she was stuck in the fence again.

Flora

Perdita was there with her horn apparatus hanging from a single strand of duct tape.  But she was not in a fence!

Perdita

Then I couldn’t find Purl.  Seriously.  I looked everywhere. Then I saw her clear down by the ditch.  I yelled down to remind her that the last goat is the one who gets eaten by the coyote.

Purl (she just hopped down when I took the picture)

Then I heard her talk.  That’s when everything flashed through my mind and I ran down to the ditch to see her oopsie baby.

Purl and her little Benji buck

She is one of the three girls I didn’t see come into heat when I put them in with the bucks to make June babies.

Venus was another.

Venus and Cody

That leaves Margarita.  So we might be having another oopsie baby in the near future.  Who knows?  Apparently, not me.

Margarita

Anyhow, Purl did awesome.

Although, I do think she should have had him farther from the edge of the ditch.

I hauled him up to the Love Shack and she did a great job of following him.

They will stay in there for a day or two before moving up north.  Anyhow, I was wrong. We don’t have fourteen girls to have kids in June.  I don’t have a clue what’s going on.  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.