Tag Archives: Joani

Rainy Weather

19 May

We’ve been fairly rainy this spring.  We actually got lucky here on Thursday evening.  The storm went just north of my farm, and dropped lots of rain and hail on the town where I teach, but we didn’t see a drop of rain–just a bit of wind.

Aurora

There’s a lot of water in the ditch.

We had rain yesterday and more today and more forecast throughout the week.

Joani and Tinkerbell

Everyone around here smells like wet dog.  They can’t even get a dirt bath (it would be a mud bath).

Aurora

Maybeline and Odie

Yeah, we’re pretty muddy; although the picture below was taken before the worst of the rain came on Saturday.

Annie, Cutie, Myson

It does make the grass grow, but I haven’t been able to get my garden planted.

My crops haven’t been planted.  It really makes it hard to get a lot of things done when we’re overly wet.

clouds moving in over the barn peak (with a turkey vulture)

And don’t even start me on the roller coaster temperatures either.  That’s the kind of swing that makes animals sick (llama ulcers).  Seriously.

Hopefully, the weather will calm down soon.

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Retirements

27 Apr

I can tell you right now, there’s going to be a lot of girls retiring this year.

Haley

It’s been rough on them.

Mary

I think the copper capsules I gave them at the time they were bred went to the babies.  I am so happy to say that I am still not seeing any neurological issues from lack of copper before they were born.

But my moms are struggling.  They have hair loss, bottle jaw caused by anemia, lice, and general not doing well. I just wish I had a better plan how to help them.

Bonnie with a bit of bottle jaw

I think the only thing I can do is retire anyone who has struggled.  Don’t get me wrong.  I still have quite a few girls who are doing well.

Gidget with Lewis and Clark

Joani and her triplets

Margarita with her peanut. She’s a question mark too because I stressed so much about how little she is.

We’ll see how my girls that are due in June handle it.

Hera

I’ve also decided to keep Bubbles.

Bubbles

She will be a replacement for her maa, Mary, and her Aunt Bonnie.  Because I do love my spotted goats.

Random Pictures from the Week

13 Apr

Clover’s bottle jaw is doing better.  Same with Bonnie. That makes me happy.  I keep trying to baby them through.

Clover

The boys are enjoying the nice weather.  They will be happy when they get their buck pen and front pasture back.

Xerxes and Fionn

Maisie and Moose hanging together in the pasture.

Moose and Maisie

Bambi in pasture.

I’m really happy to be back to summer in the barnyard (well, mostly kind of).  The water buckets are out for the kids now.

Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, and maa Joani

Sacagewea is filling up that food pan.  Won’t be long before she doesn’t fit.

Sacagewea

Another look at last weekend’s rainbow.

Here’s to another good weekend!