Tag Archives: LilyAnn

Watching for Heat Signs

14 Jan

I’m watching all my girls for signs of being in heat.  I like to know when I’m going to have babies due.  So far, the only girl I’ve seen in heat is Betty Lou.

Betty Lou

That’s good because she’s not supposed to be bred because she’s retired, but that doesn’t help me.  Fionn will do his job when girls come into heat, and I just hope I notice.

Haley and Fionn

Sam is also good at his job.  I thought he was done, but I decided to put him and Vinnie together in the Love Shack because they neither one likes the cold, and I’ve given them a heat lamp.

Vinnie and Sam

Xerxes has his girls, but he’s not quite as dedicated to his job.

Dolly, Sidney, LilyAnn, Xerxes (and Zinnia behind the post)

In fact, he’s still almost more interested in seeing if I have peanuts than he is in girls.

“Did you bring me a peanut?”

I don’t know what I’m going to do with this boy.  He better figure it out.

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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.

Friday’s Hunt v4.19

10 Nov

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with T, black and white, and paper. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will try to make sure to visit all participants. I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with S:  Sister goats!  LilyAnn and Sidney are both adorable.  That’s why I haven’t been able to decide on which one I want to keep, which means I think they are both keepers.

LilyAnn and Sidney

Metal:  The big metal round bale feeder has been nice to have here for the two girls.  Yes, we are still waiting on crias.  Odie might be going a bit stir crazy.  She tends to race from one end of the small enclosure to the other.  Maybeline is more laid back about the pre-cria confinement.

Maybeline (front) and Odie (running in back)

Mineral:  The goats enjoy their salt and mineral block combination.  I have to get the block like this because some greedy piggy goats will eat the soft mineral and molasses from the buck to the point that they make themselves sick.  Yes, we learned that the hard way (Cough. Coral. Cough.).

Reva

Now it’s your turn!