Tag Archives: lily

A Spring Day

14 Mar

Monday of spring break was beautiful!  We had sunshine and warmth.

Aurora

The birds were also enjoying the weather.  Widow Goose was taking a bath in the melting snow.

The peacock was enjoying himself.

I have finally figured out a way to tell dad and baby apart–the length of their spurs.  This one is baby peacock.

Odie decided to try going out to pasture.

Odie

She only made it as far as the tree, but it’s a start.  I’m dreaming of the day I get to quit feeding them full hay.

Snickers even decided he could lounge on the deck for a while and soak up the sun.

Snickers

Lily and Cupid really have bonded. In a way I feel bad because Lily is starting to really show her age.  I’m not sure how long they will have each other.

Cupid and Lily

I thought Antigone was being awfully weird sleeping in the snow.  Then I noticed she was in a food pan.

Antigone

Our beautiful weather didn’t last long, but that one sunny day was reallly nice.  We’re still warm, but all the rain has melted almost all the snow, and we’re deep into mud season.

Advertisements

The Kidding Switch

4 Mar

Of course my plan for kidding means I had to switch goats around.  It started on Friday night with moving my old ladies from the north paddock to the Love Shack.

Lily in the doorway; Antigone and Pistol outside

Antigone managed to get out the next morning and have fun running around.  At least she’s easy to put back where she belongs.  Cupid was a good girl; she stayed with Lily.

Lily and Cupid

Then I bribed my bucks to leave their pen and go through the garage.

Tony, Anubis and Pluto (after I had them confined to a smaller section)

Aurora decided to check things out, which immediately made Tony start thinking about how much he loved her; that made her decide she wanted nothing to do with him and she quickly went back to where she had been.  Llama llove is so confusing.

Aurora

Of course, the move was made more difficult because the small walk-through door was frozen shut, so I had to open the big garage door.

Fionn (after the move north)

But we made it!  They all three followed the corn up to where they belonged.  Corn is an amazing motivator!

Xerxes

In typical fashion, Zeus got out, so I had to chip a bunch of ice and snow away from the gate so I could get it more fully closed.  I am pretty sure that problem is resolved.  That goodness.

Zeus

I was a bit worried about him going in with the big bucks, but they were all in there the first night.

Family by Choice

2 Mar

Cupid might have been descended from one of my goats, but nobody here (besides me) cared about that.

Cupid

That means she was pretty much by herself.  But now she’s been adopted by Lily.

Lily

They are pretty much inseparable.  They eat out of the same food pan and share hay.

Cupid and Lily

They even snuggle together at night when they go to sleep.  I think they both like the company.