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Under the Weather

10 Oct

When I got home from work Friday, Rosie seemed to be a little off.  I checked her out, and she seemed a bit thin and had a loose stool, but her eyes were good.  I wormed her and promised I’d give her some copper in the morning.  I went out to pasture to check on her Saturday morning, and about got run over by a couple of speeding llamas.

Maybeline and Odie walking at a more lladyllike pace

When I got to the crest of the hill, I saw Rosie was lying by herself–not a good sign.

Rosie

When I got down to her, I could tell she had a hefty fever, so I decided to take my camera back up and then I was going to come carry her up to the barnyard.  However, the goats decided to follow me.

coming up from pasture

While I waited for Rosie to get to the barnyard, I prepped some meds for her.  The poor girl got copper, antibiotics, banamine, and a probiotic.

You can see she’s lost some weight.

Then I shut her in the Love Shack.  She can rest and eat and not run around all over pasture.

Together on opposite sides of the fence.

Poor Rosie isn’t happy, and poor Hilda isn’t happy with both of her kids penned away from her.

Hilda

Hopefully, Rosie responds to the meds, and she’ll perk up and be back with the herd in a couple of days.

Friday Leftovers Again

10 Sep

Just a few pictures from the last week.

Popcorn

Popcorn wearing a mask

Aurora

Cupid and her boy, Pongo

Cutie

Lounging under the tree

the herd in pasture

Frodo and Hilda

Maybeline

Odie

Pluto’s turn to be flopped out in pasture

Purl

Wanda

Flora

Here’s to another weekend!

A Week of Weather

29 Aug

I went back to work physically in the high school this week starting on Monday.  That was also when our weather went into the worst possible summer weather pattern.

It’s been hot.  I mean it’s been so hot that my building without air conditioning (it’s expected to be done by the first of November now) has had early dismissals all week.  Not that I got to leave; but the kids left and that lets it feel slightly cooler.  The poor animals have also been miserable.

Maybeline’s fleece is growing thick and hot.

Along with the heat, we’ve had unsettled weather with pop-up showers off and on all week.  It really helped to pump up the humidity.  We’ve been tropical feeling.

Aurora coming up from pasture to get out of the rain (it is dripping off the roof)

The goats have been resting during the hot part of the day and staying out in pasture late in the evening because it’s a little bit cooler.

Hard to see the goats coming up the lane.

The showers would be so isolated that my mom, just a couple of miles away, would get a nice rain shower and I’d have a few drops.

Driving home one day, I even went through a couple of downpours while the sun was shining. Seriously.

One morning on the way to work, there was dense fog.

I swear that there is a dome over my farm that pushes the heavier rains away.

Just missing me again.

I am so tired of the drought.  I’m hoping this might signal a change in our weather pattern and bring more rains (although, who knows, and I seriously doubt it).  Even though we haven’t had a lot of rain, I can clearly see how much greener the pasture looks.

The goats on the bottom–so green again.

Even the hilltops look like the grass is less brown.

Sylvia (still wild)

I’m afraid it’s too late for this poor tree.  I’ve lost several of my big oaks to weather changes in the last couple of years.

Myson and Moose

I’m ready for fall.

Here’s to the sun setting on summer and cooler weather arriving.