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Happy Friday!

24 Mar

I am so glad it’s the weekend.  Something about that long, hectic spring break and then going back to work makes me think this needs to be a nice relaxing weekend.  I’m starting it off with just a bunch of pictures.

It opened! So peachy and pretty!

Victoria and Onyx

Some critters are still jealous of the divided herd

My sweet Dolly


The herd is enjoying pasture again


The rhubarb I planted last summer is coming up.

new leaves emerging

I think it regrets that decision after last week’s cold weather.

That bigger leaf was really frosted/frozen.

Hilda’s boys need a bit more than she can provide.  Jasper is good at taking a bottle; Horace prefers skimming from the other moms.

Athena with her girl and Horace

Aphrodite with her girl and Horace

Happy weekend!

Melba Gets a Sweater

14 Mar

Melba is so little and we are so cold that she was still struggling to stay warm when she came out from under the heat lamp.  I found the coat I had for Uno.

I think this was his second or third coat. (with mom, Maisie)

But the smallest was about twice as big as it needed to be.

Melba lost the coat when she tried walking around.

So I spent an afternoon knitting one.  This one is an XXS.

It was even a free pattern HERE with a link to a video tutorial.

Hmmm…I wonder what size the cats would wear.

The sweater is happy to do its job.

And it fit perfectly!

So now I’m going to make the next size up and a couple more.

Because it’s still cold. And maybe just because it’s cute.  I’m thinking pink…

Making Adjustments

13 Mar

I think I left my post yesterday with Onyx and Melba (yeah, she’s that toast color) in the soap room.  It wasn’t long before Melba got warmed up and could nurse, so I put them back in the garage.

Melba and Onyx

With temperatures on Monday night supposed to be down to single digits, I knew I had to make more adjustments to my kidding plans.  The strong west wind didn’t help either because that’s why the buck room was so cold, causing Melba to get chilled.  I put a tarp over the sliding door. That helped.

Poor Victoria had to stay in the buck room by herself because she couldn’t get along with anyone else.  I swear, if they could just get along my life would be so much easier.

Victoria (under a red heat lamp)

I took the Ranger into town (yes, an open cab in the cold and wind) and left it at my son’s shop.  That made more room.

Athena, Caroline, and Antigone

That’s good because Athena was doing a lot of looking like she might be in early stages of labor.


Aphrodite had dropped and was also looking like she could go into labor soon, so I brought her in.


Cutie also dropped, but she’s not due until Friday.  But it’s cold, and I can’t take a chance.

Cutie while she was still in the greenhouse

So far, Hilda is just pretty chill, but she’s due on Tuesday, so I’m pretty sure I don’t want to leave her out when it’s that cold.


Somewhere between the Ranger out and goats in and tarping the door, I decided it was no longer safe for Tux to stay in the garage. A couple of goats might have wanted to kill him.  It’s a mom thing. So I moved him into the soap room.


He’s not happy with that, but it’s much safer in there and he hasn’t been out in the cold in so long, I can’t just let him out right now.

Tux was happier once I brought his blanket in for him.

And I still can’t decide whether or not Purl and Perdita are going to kid this week or wait until April because their udders are small enough that it makes me think it will be April.



And I still haven’t caught LilyAnn to put her on the kidding side of the barnyard.  It might be a long spring break.