Tag Archives: Myson

The Goat Days of Summer

1 Aug

Nothing like enjoying a little summer fun with the goats.

Lily

Toffee

Vinnie with Veira (front) and Vanna

Betty Lou

Myson

Zinnia

It is perfect! (Okay-it’s really dry, but other than that, it’s perfect.)

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Serendipitous Break Down

24 Jul

Thursday, when it was so hot and I found the chick and I missed the farmer’s market, the day started with my nephew coming to mow the bottom in the Back Forty to make my hay for the winter.  He made one pass by (when I took this picture), and then I never saw him again.  I finally sent him a text and asked if the mower broke down, and, sure enough, the clutch went out and he had to get a part for it.

As we talked, I suggested it was a good thing since we were going to get rain that evening and what he did cut was already nearly dry in the heat, and it would be hurt with rain.  He checked his weather app, which didn’t say rain, and I checked my weather app again.  It still said rain, and mine was correct.  We got a little under an inch of rain that night.

Then we had another half inch the next night.  I am glad that the mower broke.  Today, the rest of the bottom got mowed.

He finished the waterways too.

Round bales on the left are what came off the waterways last time.

You can certainly see the difference from what was mowed today compared to what got rained on.

Hopefully, we get it baled and inside before any more rain comes.

Myson, that’s your winter food. Quit dropping berries on it.

This will be my one cutting for the year.  We need at least four hundred bales.

Don’t eat it all, girls.

That should be enough for me and the two other people that wanted to buy some small grass bales.  I hope.  The dry weather has definitely had an impact.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Caroline’s Adventures in Pasture

8 Jun

Caroline is just a little goat.  She’s really too young to be going out to pasture, but she and her maa, Annie, insist that she goes out to pasture.

Caroline

It’s easy to lose a goat out there.  The grass is getting tall.  Here’s Myson for a little perspective.  I’m not going to lose him.

Myson

It’s hard to find the other goats though.

I’m really looking for a Caroline in a hay field.  I have to say that I am absolutely amazed.  Annie has managed to keep track of her and get her back to the barnyard every time.

Annie and the little white blob is Caroline

I did snuggle with Caroline yesterday, though, and tell her if she ever got lost all she had to do was listen for my voice and answer. I’d come rescue her.  She must have taken me seriously because last night when I went to check, I saw she was with her mom, but I said something to another goat.  Caroline started answering me and came over.  As soon as I picked her up, she snuggled in for a nap.

Caroline and me

I think the adventures in pasture had worn her out.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.