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Some Friday Notes

14 Jan

My nephew brought the goats his Christmas tree last weekend. By the time I got home, they had stripped it clean.

Perdita

By the next day, they had a good start on the bark.

Victoria

My peacock is working hard on getting his tail grown out.  He’ll look handsome for those hens who really don’t care.

The goose appreciates the fresh corn stalk bedding.  It’s nice to snuggle down in when it’s cold outside.

With all the breeding talk, my wethers were feeling left out, so here they are from oldest to youngest.

Casey

Myson

Moose

Pluto

Popcorn

Salem seems to be accepting Sky finally.

Sky and Salem

These two llamas are just crazy.  Actually, I think there is some weird hormonal thing going on.

Odie and Maybeline

Which explains why we’ve never had a cria.

And I just have to share Tiger again.

Tiger

Oh, that tail!

The Breeding Groups

6 Jan

Okay, so Xerxes is in the buck room with his girls. (Pictures are from last weekend because the days are still short.)

Xerxes

He has Astra, Ava, Joy, Zinnia, LilyAnn, Margarita, and Daisy.

LilyAnn

Freddie and his girls in the greenhouse and pen.

Freddie

It’s not a big outdoor pen, but with the cold weather, they don’t care that much.  As long as I give them hay.

Flora

He has Flora, Purl, and Onyx.  Penelope decided she wanted to be in there too, so she also joined them even though I think she’s bred.

Purl

I also put Popcorn in there because he’s a wimp and needs at least one friend with him.

Popcorn

Benji is up north with his girls.

Benji

He has Trace, Venus, 2TC, and Chiffon.  I also threw Cutie in there because she was in heat, but I’ll let her out tomorrow.  If she settles, that’s fine; if not, she’ll get the year off.

Trace

I have the old ladies and the ones I’m pretty sure are bred and the young ones in the main barnyard.

Reva is not getting close to a buck!

They and the llamas have access to the Back Forty.

Maybeline

I doubt they want to go out much because we’re back in cold weather again.

Aurora

Having it set up this way lets me still try to give Aurora and Dolly some extra food.

Dolly

We’ll see how this works.

Really Winter

1 Jan

I don’t think we can deny winter any longer.  New Year’s Eve began with fog and hoarfrost on top of the snow and ice from earlier in the week.

Perdita

Thursday was supposed to be pretty decent, but it was cloudy, gloomy and misting most of the day.  The goats and llamas decided they really shouldn’t have to go out to pasture in this kind of weather.

Wondering where breakfast is

So it looks like from here on out, I’ll be giving full hay rations.

Rosie stepping up to some leftover hay

Because they might be spoiled.

Antigone got to come in for sweet feed because she wouldn’t leave Aurora alone….

I will say, it’s going to make it harder to get Aurora her feed.

Aurora (Odie and Maybeline in back)

I do feel bad for all the animals out there because our temperatures are so up-and-down crazy.  It’s hard for them to adjust to these thirty degree temperature swings.

Maisie and Moose snuggled together

Everyone was shivering and standing hunched up.

Hilda (back) and Purl

I’d really appreciate a long string of average. Average would be so nice.