Tag Archives: Moose

Updates and Preparing to Leave

29 Jun

With mixing the herd together again, that means Moose is back on the side of the barnyard where the chicken pen is.

Moose

And he immediately decided to see if he could get in there.  He is such a brat.

Is it me, or is Odie using Ostara as a scratching post?  Never seen her do that to a goat before.

Ostara and Odie (Cinnamon in front)

Speaking of Ostara, she’s actually been letting me pet her again.  Most of the time.

I had to adjust my rhubarb’s cages.  My dog was peeing on it.

Hopefully the bigger space will help protect it from Sky.

Oh, I’ve also made progress on getting the deck sealed.

I still need to do another coat on the flat boards and I haven’t done the vertical ones yet, but the weather and everything else has made it difficult. By “everything else” I do mean goats.

While I’ve been working on the deck and front yard, I did some weed removal and created a rock garden.  It’s not done, but it should hold the weeds back while I’m gone.

I have the cattle tank up and running to try and make chores easier while I’m gone.

I’ve been working to get the garden in shape as well.  I even have someone kind enough to check it for me while I’m away.

Garden (in the process of finding everything)

I got the buck room scooped out.

It’s a good thing I finished because there isn’t really more room on the manure spreader.

I had to take frequent breaks because a pair of barn swallows had just hatched babies and they really needed me to not be in there so they could take care of the little ones.

At my age, I was more than happy to take long, frequent breaks.  For the babies, of course.

Xerxes seems to be a bit confused as to what happened to all that soft bedding (manure and hay) that he got to sleep on.

Xerxes

I even spent an evening testing out the tent and air mattress.

I am really getting excited for this trip!

Hanging In Pasture

2 Jun

Everyone is doing well hanging in the front pasture.

Wanda

Popcorn

Ava (she is huge!)

It took Caroline and Tansy a day to get back in the groove of things.  Ducky and Alice are having a blast.

Caroline, Ducky, Alice, and Tansy

The wethers are not nice to my big oak trees.

Casey (his belly spot makes me smile)

Casey, Pretzel (wishes she were taller), and Moose

Brats.

Casey and Myson (look at his eyes…)

Everyone is doing well.

Good Friday Photo Dump

17 Apr

This is postponed from Friday with the big news of Venus having an oopsie baby and then Aphrodite’s girl arriving.  So it’s an Easter photo dump.

I have a lot of photos left from the last week, so you get another dump.

Tramp

The boys all seem happy on the front pasture. Benji looks like he’s going to slide down the hill.

Sky lounging in the yard

I think Flora’s happy I emptied the big tub. Makes for a nice napping spot.

They already went through the last new salt/mineral block. Moose is sampling the new one.

Bob Cat napping in the yard.

2TC is such a cutie!

Bull has a hard time telling Tansy and his mom, Bubbles apart. Tansy does not appreciate it when he gets them mixed up.

Maybeline. Can you tell it was windy that day?

Spunky looks like an Angel, but she’s as wild as her brother.

It was quite the shock to Rosie when her maa came back to the barnyard with a new baby and doesn’t want anything to do with her.

Hilda with Rosie’s little sister, Shellie

I know I say it a lot, but I seriously cannot get over how big Tiger is at 11 1/2 months.

Can’t do a photo dump without my beautiful Ostara.

Happy weekend!