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Temperatures Rising

15 Dec

Well, after a record cold November, our temperatures have been creeping up, and now we’re warmer than average for this time of year.


It looks like it’s going to stick around for a while too.  There’s been blue skies and wonderful sunshine!


The water is completely open back there in the ditch.


Yes, I’m still complaining because, even though I enjoy it, it’s really hard on the animals when the temperatures change rapidly like this.


They do still enjoy getting to go out to pasture though.  It’s much tastier to have trees to snack on than just boring hay in the barnyard.


Although, I am also enjoying the goats and llamas not needing to be given hay yet.

They are happy to be out there in pasture most of the day.

Maybeline and Odie

Even though it does look like Maybeline and Odie are rather irritated with the gate being shut.

Oh well.  If they did a better job guarding the goats, I wouldn’t have had to put the fence up.


This and That

18 Nov

Just some extra pictures from the last week or so.


Buster (with Fionn in the background)

Sky’s favorite toy is still his Jolly Ball.  Best toy ever!  And, yes, I almost got hit by the ball and run over by the dog.


These two girls are still cranky whenever they see Tony.  I am almost afraid to hope they are bred though, and it’s still a really long time before they would be due.

Odie and Maybeline

I think I shared that I couldn’t touch Hera anymore after I caught her and put the horn apparatus back on her.  She finally got to where I could pet her again, and then I had to catch her and give her a dose of copper.  You guessed it.  I can’t touch her again.  I am certainly planning on locking her in with a buck in a small space so I can get her back to being friendly.


Clover and Wanda

Leo is doing well.  We thought he might have diabetes last spring, but he is actually doing quite well now.  I’m thrilled and amazed since he’s pushing eighteen.


I am very happy to report that we haven’t had any coyote attacks out in pasture.  The goats are out there almost as soon as the sun comes up, but everyone has stayed safe.  I’m going to credit the fence away from the woodlot.

The good news about Zinnia not being bred is that I can keep milking her all the way until the first of May if she stays in milk.  I’m not sure she will, but I can try.


A woodpecker climbing up the maple tree–even if I just get to see their back side, I enjoy them.  The red-bellied woodpeckers are my favorites.

I told you I was going to take lots of pictures on the weekends to make sure I could blog through the week.

Llama Probllamas

11 Nov

I seem to be short space for getting all the llamas adjusted and how I want them.

Maybeline and Odie

I am happy to say Aurora seems to be handling the cold quite well.  I think she’s even picked up weight since the ISU vets were here to check her out.


Although when our high temperature was only about 25*F ( -3.89*C) on Saturday, she did decide that would be a good day to get some llama feed. And she didn’t even spit on me!

Buster is doing well.


They are still with the bucks, and I have to say, Zeus has really bonded with them.  I’ve even seen Buster and Zeus playing together.  Since the llamas are doing well, and are Zeus’s only friends, I hate to switch that up.

Edited to add this picture because I was trying to get a better one, and forgot I hadn’t put this one in.

I still had Tony, Maybeline and Odie together with the main goat herd.  I get nervous with Odie and the goats when we get to the point that I’m feeding grain because she does not have patience with the goats and would really like to stomp them into the ground so she can eat grain undisturbed.

Odie and Maybeline

I just don’t have a way to put them all someplace without goats.  Besides, they are supposed to be my coyote deterrents, so I like have llamas in all the pastures with goats.


Then there’s Tony.  He hasn’t lost weight, but I’m not sure he’s gained much either.


I finally decided to move him up with Harley and the boys.

Harley, Pluto and Anubis behind

There’s not much pasture left to eat, but they have hay, and it gets him away from the girls.  They are not nice to him, and some studs do lose weight when they are with girls.  He isn’t with them, but he was still staring at them.

Hopefully, this will help him put on a little winter fat.