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Gaining Weight

10 Jan

I think the ulcer medication has really helped Aurora.  She’s eating well, and I think she’s actually gaining weight.  It’s hard to tell when I see her everyday.  I did finally feel her back, and I think she feels better.

Aurora

I did kick a couple of the goats out of the garage.  Vinnie joined Sam to get bred for June babies.

Vinnie

Lily was a pain.  The moment I put her in the garage, she decided she had to tip the food tubs over to find that one best morsel that was obviously on the bottom of the tub.  Lots of wasted  hay with that method of eating, so she got kicked out with our warmer weather.

Aurora (Aurora doesn’t like the camera flash.  Can you tell?) and Lily

She whined when I put her out, so I felt guilty and let her back in the garage.  Later, she acted like she really wanted out, so I put her back outside.  She seemed okay with that, but now she’s spending all of her time fighting with Victoria through the fence.  Seriously, Lily.  What a pain!

I did leave Vixen in the garage with Aurora because Vixen is also old and not very far up the food chain.  She’s also a much daintier eater.

Vixen

I think these two will get along; although, Vixen is acting like she wants more goat company.  Sigh.  I just can’t make everyone happy.

They might be in here together most of the winter.  We’ll see how much weight I can get on Aurora.

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One Day at a Time

1 Jan

We’re making it through this cold spell one day at a time.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen it this cold here before.

I really didn’t want to go outside and check everyone this morning, but I did!  We’re all hanging in there.

LilyAnn

Odie isn’t too happy about being back with the goats.

Odie

She misses the good life of a round bale of alfalfa hay and not having goats constantly in her way.

But Aurora needs the space more than she does.

Aurora

Vinnie and Vixen have no idea how good they have it in the garage right now.

Vixen

I did have to bring Lily over to join them because she was cold.  Everyone’s cold, but she’s old and cold.  That’s not a good combination.

Lily

Aurora does think she has enough company now.  She’s not going to be lonely.

My frost free hydrant was frozen.  I assume it will be okay and thaw eventually.

At least the water to the cattle tank is still running.

Moose

That’s good!  It’s supposed to be really cold again tonight, and they’ve already cancelled school tomorrow, so I get to stay home one more day.

Fencing Plans

13 Dec

I have some fencing plans in the works.  It seems like fences are always in need of repair and replacing on a farm.  We’ve already been planning on redoing the fence around my yard, so Sky doesn’t notice he can just hop over the fence by the road.  We’ve already gotten the gates to replace and add.

Sky behind my makeshift cattle panel gate

It will be really nice to have a real front gate again.  Yes, I’m using a farm gate for my yard.

Then I’ve been trying to figure out how to keep the goats safe from coyotes, and I think I’m going to try to keep them off the pasture near the back fence. The small front pasture has done amazingly well feeding everyone, even with a drought.

I’m sure it won’t be enough for the whole summer, but I think we’re going to try to run a fence along the bottom of Dead Tree Hill.  It will give me another nice pasture, and I hope it will keep them away from the coyotes living in the woods south of the farm.

Lily

A smaller pasture will also keep the llamas close to the goats.

Buster Mary in front and Haley to the right

I feel better at least having a plan.  Now we just need to get supplies and make it happen.  That’s the hard part.