Tag Archives: Litha

While I’m Shoveling

18 Feb

I made sure to get out early yesterday and shovel before the goats tromped all through the snow packing it down.  So what were they doing while I was busy trying to make their life easy?

Maisie and Moose

Most of them are just lying around being lazy.

Clover

Or using future grandkids as a pillow.

Reva and Litha

Some of them just stand around.

Cutie

Poor Sidney was stuck standing in the snow.  I am NOT shoveling that side.  I can feed them where I cleaned off, and I’m not doing any more.

Sidney

Maggie and Margarita were watching me work (Myson was too, but I was too busy working to take his picture.  After I quit shoveling, there was no entertainment.)

It doesn’t take long for them to come out and explore once I’ve cleaned a place for them.

Hilda (Annie in back snacking on the hay I uncovered)

Yes, Hilda.  I did shovel that path just for you.

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Snowy Saturday

12 Jan

We haven’t had much snow this winter.  What we have had has quickly melted away.  It started snowing overnight, and we’re actually getting some accumulation.

It’s pretty!

The geese couldn’t care less.  I swear they have rubber feet.

Although, it’s a bit more difficult to make sure all the goats gets in when I have them divided into breeding groups.

Sidney (checking for treats)

Luckily all but one of the groups get along quite well.

Zinnia, Xerxes, and Cookie

Another good thing is that we are not horribly cold with this snow.

Hera

I only have to worry about my “not getting anywhere near a buck” group.

Coral, Pistol and Antigone

Betty Lou was standing out in the snow

Betty Lou

all because she didn’t want to walk past Stormy.

Betty, Litha, Margarita, Maggie, and Stormy

Harley is just thrilled to be alive and have company and she’s just happy.  She doesn’t even care about the snow.

Harley

Lily and Dolly have claimed the north lean-to.

Lily (back) and Dolly (front)

Astra and Cupid are the two biggest issues.

Cupid

Astra chases Cupid, and she’s also having a hard time getting to find a place for herself.

Cupid and Astra (front)

I have carried Cupid into the building at least twice.

Finally, I showed her she could hide behind the tarp.  That might help.

I’m glad the weather is supposed to be better for the next week.  Then it won’t be long until I can undo my breeding groups.

Those Old Ladies

9 Jan

Since I already had Harley, Pistol, and Lily, along with the two little girls (Cupid and Antigone) shut in the greenhouse together,

Cupid, and Harley (in front) and Antigone, Lily and Pistol (in the door)

I thought it might be easier just to put the other old ladies with them and let them have the barnyard and north paddock.

Harley (in front) and Pistol, Coral, Dolly, and Stormy (in back)

I know that’s confusing, but I only have six more goats that I had to move away from bucks.  Litha is not having more babies.

Litha May

There’s her twin sister, Stormy.

Stormy Sue

Dolly is retiring after ten years of having kids.

Dolly

Maggie doesn’t do well with heat, so she’s staying retired.  Margarita is already bred, and I did let her come over here to be with her maa.

Maggie (in back) and Margarita–refusing to pose for a picture

Betty Lou is second oldest, and she really doesn’t need any kids.

Betty Lou

Coral has never had babies after losing her first one and having a C-section, so she’s not about to start.

I am a bit worried about Harley getting hit, but so far everyone is behaving.

Proving she can still get on the picnic table

I am also a little worried that some old lady will come into heat and try to jump the fence from the compost pile.

Betty and Maggie

I could really see someone doing that.