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Guess Who Got Caught!

11 Sep

Friday evening, I was really hoping to catch Joy so I could start milking her maa, Zinnia.

Zinnia and Joy

She was having a lot of fun playing with Dahlia.

Dahlia and Joy

Joy’s usually such a little brat that I can’t get close to her.  She must have been tired from all of her running and playing because she didn’t bother to get up from where she was lying by her maa.  She let me pet her and then I really got right over her and put my hands around her and picked her up and carried her to the north paddock, and she didn’t care at all!  But she didn’t like it when she figured out she was weaned.

Angela, Frisco, Pipsqueak (behind), Snow White, and Joy and Moira behind

This is her last chance to decide to be nice to me.  She’s not scared.

She’s just a brat.

I keep telling Zinnia (every time she comes in to get milked) she better tell her girl to be nice to me if she wants her to stay on the farm.

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I Missed My Deadline

7 Aug

I am still scooping the barn.  That means I missed my self-imposed deadline of the first of August.  I’m trying, but it’s been hard. When we had the excessive heat warning, I was checking animals, and didn’t really get anything done.  Then I spent time with the family while my nephew was back from Indiana.  I had to spend a day shopping for doors and getting feed. Then I was right back to scooping, and I got the manure spreader filled!

When my nephew took the spreader to empty it, he asked if it would be in our way for baling hay.  Should he bring it back?  Of course, my knees and elbows suggested he wait until after we got done making hay.

Maybeline checking out the hay

Then I went and sat with my great-nephew so my nephew could bring the spreader back (Grady was not happy his dad left).

I immediately began scooping again, but I just keep getting interrupted.  I have to keep an eye on Tony, so my bucks are safe.

Tony Llama

There’s all the care for my goats–Fionn and Peanut are getting lots of care.  I am cutting grass (with scissors) for Peanut.

Peanut eating freshly cut grass.

It’s helping.  Fionn is gaining his weight back, and he’s even starting to get a bit of pink to his eye membranes.

Fionn

I had to give everyone another round of copper.  Most of them took it in a peanut, but I had seven that I had to catch and use the pill pusher.  But I’m done with that now!

Anubis was my last goat to get copper!

I’m working to keep Tinkerbell’s head out of the fences.

She made me go for a “Ranger ride.” It was terrifying!

That included an incident which involved my face hitting Tink’s horn.  I decided I shouldn’t throw manure when it was going to blow back onto my face while the cut was still oozing.

It’s better now, but sweat still hurts, and I tend to have sweat running down my face when I’m scooping the barn out.

Then there’s walking Pluto out to pasture because he can’t figure out that he should go out when everyone else does.

I also had to take a break from scooping because I was checking on Maybeline and noticed she had a wad of chicken wire stuck in her tail.

Maybeline

I got that removed.

It’s just been really, really busy.  I’ll have to tell you about more of my distractions tomorrow.  I’m still making progress though.

It will be done before I go back to school.

Just Pepe

23 Jul

This boy is so cute and sweet!

He makes me smile.