Tag Archives: March kids

Rain Tent

19 Jun

I really did feel bad about putting the moms up with the March kids because there really isn’t enough shelter, and goats don’t like rain.  They have the Quonset hut and then a small lean-to.

Squanto and Sacagewea; Moira and Angela on top

When it started sprinkling this afternoon and I saw we have several chances of rain in the next few days, I decided I had to do something.

I tried tossing the old tarp over the feeder that’s been up there on its side forever.  I kind of worked until Bubbles and John tried using it as a hammock.  They kind of fell through.

 

Although, a few of them did try it out when the next round of sprinkles came through.

Pepe, John, Bubbles, and Tootles

I doubled down and got some cattle panel chunks and another old tarp and created a bigger rain tent.  Hopefully nobody hops on it again.

looking from the east

looking from the north

The rest of the herd was a bit confused, so they were checking it out.

Wendy, Wanda, Poki, and Moose looking from the south

Penny was in there with her kids.  She left them when she went back out to eat more.

Frisco and Pipsqueak

It works.  When I checked Vinnie at 1:00 am, it was sprinkling, and it had goats beneath it staying dry.

Pepe was nice enough to pose this morning.

Of course, I did have to dump the water this morning.  But it works!

Even the gosling was enjoying it this morning.

As long as it doesn’t rain very hard or have wind or get any lightning it will be perfectish.  Then I’d have to decide who to kick out and where to put them.  But it should work for sprinkles.

Some Moms and Kids

23 Mar

For some reason, this round of spring break babies has been crazy.  I just can’t seem to get caught up, but I did want to try and snap a few pictures of the moms and kids since I haven’t really shared them since they were born.  As you can see from the lack of names for some kids below, I’m behind in naming them too.

Cinnamon and Athena

Reva’s kids: Loki and her daughter

Hilda’s kids: Sarah and Silas

Joani’s little Persephone

Daisy and her doe

Ava and her doe

I’ll try to get pictures of the rest of them as soon as I can.  I might finish naming them some day too. In case you can’t tell, we’re loosly doing mythological names this year, mostly.

Expecting

16 Dec

If I am correct in who settled, I believe I have fourteen goats expecting kids next March.

Gidget van de Yell

Gidget van de Yell

I’m very excited that Gidget will give me my first Sam Goodberry babies.  How I do love when we have kids!  E is for expecting and excited.

Sharing with Warm Heart Wednesday.