Tag Archives: Litha

Holy Hormones!

11 Oct

I will be glad when I get a bunch of my girls bred for spring break babies.  The hormones are bit crazy with all these girls coming into heat.

Litha, Stormy and Hilda

They are literally fighting over the bucks.

Xerxes and Zeus watching Litha and Stormy fight.

Crazy goats.  They are twins.  They are ten.  They are not getting a buck.  They are retired.  At least Hilda is smart enough to stay out of the fight.

Fionn (and Zeus) watching the girls

I can’t get Maybeline and Odie to look at Tony and these old, retired ladies are fighting over the bucks.  Figures.

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One of Those Days

16 Sep

Did you ever have one of those days when you simply tried following the trail out to pasture?

Victoria, Betty, Annie, Clover, and Bonnie

And there were walnuts in the path which caused you to slip and fall face first onto the path?

Cinnamon, Moose, and everyone else

And left a walnut stuck between your horns?

Litha

Me either.

But that’s what happened to Litha.

Rainy Season: Take Two

4 Sep

You might remember that the first part of summer was really wet here.  We had a hard time planting, there was flooding, and it was just wet.  After a drought of July, our August was more normal, but now we’re back to what seems like endless rain.

Saturday night my phone went off three times to tell me I was in a flood warning.

rain from Saturday overnight

Luckily, Sky doesn’t mind hanging out in the rain while I’m out doing chores and milking.

Sky

Because it’s quite dangerous to leave a bored German shepherd unattended in the house.  Tormenting the cat is the least trouble he can get into.

Noelle and Sky

There’s mud all over in the barnyard.

Reva in the doorway

The ground is saturated, and the water is rushing across the top of the pasture (you can see where the grass is knocked down).

There’s tons of water running through the tile too.

I had planned on using my Labor Day weekend to try and get a lot of the barn scooped out, but that didn’t happen.

Mary

I can’t scoop when everyone is stuck in the barn trying to stay dry.

Litha (front); Bambi and Daisy (behind)

For some reason, it seems like it’s always raining when I’m trying to milk.  That really makes it fun (Did you catch the sarcasm?).

Zinnia

But at least my girls are really good about coming back from pasture when it’s time to milk.  If I remember correctly, it did start raining again before I got finished milking after this picture was taken.

Cinnamon leading the girls up to milk; Tony Llama eating under the tree

I just hope that all this rain ends before it’s time to harvest.

Otherwise it won’t matter how great my yields are.