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Really Winter

17 Jan

We seem to have really settled into winter now.  The snow from last weekend is still here, and we’ve added a bit more since then.

Clover

Penny and Bonnie seem to have settled back into the herd pretty easily.  That’s good.

Bonnie, Penny, and Coral on this side of the ditch

Even though the goats were going out to pasture, they had to work hard to get to the grass.

just outside the barnyard

At least they were going out and wearing off some energy so they aren’t so cranky with each other.  That ended sometime early in the week.

Mary and Bubbles digging for spilt corn

That also means they are getting full hay.

Stormy

The llamas appreciate it too. It makes a lot more chores for me, but it keeps everyone fat and sassy.

Aurora, Maybeline (back) and Odie having leftovers for breakfast

And today, it’s another big winter storm.

Moms and Kids

16 Dec

I talk a lot about the amazing bonds the goats have with their family members.  When the kids grow up, they stay close to their moms and siblings.

Maggie and Margarita

Even when I have to separate them for a while to wean them, they get back together with their family groups quickly.

Mary and Bubbles

Marge and Cookie

That’s why it amazes me that Astra will have nothing to do with Moira.

Astra

I figured when Moira came back out with the herd, it might take a little bit, but they would form that family bond again.

Moira

Moira wants to be with her maa, but Astra has nothing to do with her.  I don’t know why she won’t.  It makes me sad.

A Day For Basking

14 Dec

Today was cold and windy, but there was plenty of sunshine.  That means it was a perfect day for standing on the south side of the barn and enjoying the sunshine.

Or lying in the old hay and chewing cud out of the wind.

Antigone

The  goats are just looking for anyplace that has a bit of sunshine.

Mary (back ) and Bubbles

They love to soak it up.

Hilda

Venus

I don’t think we could get many more standing in that big doorway.

Cookie’s girls are enjoying sinking down into the nice new bedding my nephew brought last weekend.

Chiffon, Marge, and Cookie (Litha behind)

They seem pretty content.