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Still Raining

28 Jun

I believe in the last two weeks we’ve had about fifteen inches of rain.  We really have gone from one extreme to the other.

Now we really need to get a break from the rain.  There’s mud everywhere!

Hilda outside, (can’t tell which kid) and Odie in the door

The crops are in desperate need of a break.

corn field

Sky wants more time out in the yard to play with his jolly ball.

Sky

It’s hard to enjoy the flowers and pick cherries when it’s constantly raining.

spiderworts

lily

But not back to drought conditions please.

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Aurora

14 May

It’s been a while since I shared an update on Aurora.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  She looks good.

Aurora

She’s gaining weight.

She’s running around in pasture.

She still enjoys hanging with Lily, but I think she’d prefer to join the rest of the llamas.

Aurora and Lily

I’ll try to make that happen next weekend, and see if I can get the halter off of her too.

A Test Run

12 May

I’ve ordered copper capsules for the goats, and they are scheduled to arrive on Monday.  This weekend, I’m trying to figure out my delivery method.  Today the test medium was marshmallows. Clover was happy to try it.

Clover

Then she got this “OMG! What are you feeding me” look, and it ended up on the ground.

Fionn checked it out.

Fionn

I’m not sure that is a compliment.

His ended up on the ground too, but Xerxes loved it!

Xerexes

Bambi thought they were delicious.  She kept following me to see if she could eat anyone else’s if they didn’t want it.

Bambi

Maggie was about the same.

Maggie

Dolly would take them, and then throw them on the ground.  It was starting to look like the Easter bunny hopped through leaving marshmallow pellets as he went.  Later, I caught Maggie going around and picking them up.  No five-second rule in our barnyard!

Dolly with Diana looking at her

At lot of goats wouldn’t even try it.  You can see on Lily some of the signs of the copper deficiency–the light coloring around her eyes and lack of hair on her nose.

Lily

Tomorrow, I will try dates.  I think I might end up with about ten goats that I could feed them anything, and everyone else is going to be difficult.