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Summer Showers

26 Jun

We’ve had quite a few rainy days lately.  It does make it hard to get lots of outside work done.  Luckily, my mom and I spent quite a bit of time yesterday weeding the garden because it finally dried out enough from the last rounds of rain.

I was hoping we would be on the miss side of the hit-and-miss rain overnight.  That way I could cultivate today.

But now it’s way too muddy to get in the garden, and we have more rain chances for this evening.

At least the rain is making everything grow well.

I don’t really mind the break from outside work.  It gives me a chance to slow down and just enjoy things.

grape vine growing by my house–I have plans for this vine

lily

raspberries are turning

grape leaf

yucca

morning glory

I think I’m getting too old for a lot of the hard work on the farm.  The goats are not fans of rain and mud either.  Purl seemed a bit surprised by the mud when she came out of the barn.

Hilda with Stitch and Purl checking out the puddles and mud in the barnyard

Don’t worry.  Her mom took her back in and found a nice safe place for both Stitch and Purl to sleep where nobody was going to accidentally step on them.

Purl and Stitch tucked behind a gate to sleep.

Some goats were lounging on the picnic table to stay dry.

Astra (front) and Joy

Penelope

Others were just napping and lounging in the buildings.

Lily

12 Apr

My dear sweet Lily Bean.  She was the oldest goat on the farm at almost thirteen.

She was the first bottle kid born on the farm that I kept.  She was one of three that year, and she is the last one left.

Lily with Dolly; Lily with her bucks Rover and Red; Lily with her first kids Rickie and Dolly; Three generations–Vinnie, Dolly, and Lily

She has so many descendents here that she will always live on, but I will miss her.

Cupid and Lily

Lily Osboer (19 June 2006 – 12 April 2019)

Old and New

28 Mar

I’ve decided I need to quit breeding most of my goats.

Lily (already retired)

They seem to be okay with the copper capsules, but adding a pregnancy and raising kids to the mix, and they are struggling.

Haley

We’re giving all kinds of supplemental bottles to try and make sure the kids are well fed.

Spaz

That’s the best way to prevent any of the neurological symptoms we’ve seen in the past.

Astra’s girls

I just hope we can get through this season without any losses due to the copper.

Harley

Then we have to get through June kidding.

Wanda

Then I’ll be way more selective in who I breed.