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Odds and Ends

7 Dec

The cattle tank is working well, but I can definitely tell when it’s cold and windy.

Ava (I think) and Pretzel

As long as it keeps working, I’ll live with ice walls.

Maisie getting a drink

The goose also is a good indicator of the weather.  If she’s got her beak tucked under her wing, it’s cold.

Miss Goose

Sunday was nice–in the fifties–so I gave her a big bucket of water to do a head dunk.

I really need to get a new pool out for her, but it’s too late this fall for that.

Bob is also spending a lot of time in the house.  He will still go out to avoid using cat litter and to do some hunting, but he spends a lot of time inside now.

(I also got the wild grape vine cut out)

He is really showing his age.

Bob

He is still able to jump up into the window to let me know he wants in.  So I guess he’s still doing okay.

The peacock also likes to go out on the days when it is sunny and warm. And he’s feeling much better.

Mr. Peacock enjoying a sunny day

Finally, guess who turned six years old today.

Sky

Sky!  Happy birthday, boy!

Another Friday Photodump

2 Dec

I can’t believe we’re already in December.

Mr. Peacock seems to have shaken his cold (thankfully)

Purl, Ostara, and Cupid at the mineral block

Maybeline

Margarita with Terry before she was sold

Easter Egg Hen (needed her toenails trimmed too last weekend)

Odie

Popcorn. The cattle tank is still working (and so is the hydrant with the warmer weather).

Casey

Aphrodite rubbing on Ava

My nephew planting rye–cover crops is the newest effort we’re making to try and help the Earth.

Bubbles

Miss Goose

Heidi likes going in for sweet feed

Maisie

sparrow on the cattle panel

And I couldn’t pick just one, so you get a bunch of the little downy woodpecker who really didn’t mind being photographed.

Here’s to a great weekend!

Updates

22 Nov

Well, everyone is hanging in there. Margarita and Myson are getting along well.  I think Myson is gaining a little weight.  Margarita is about the same, and with the cold weather I’ll call that good.

Myson and Margarita

Benji spent most of his time in the greenhouse when it was cold.  I’m also going to call it a win that he didn’t really lose any more weight while we were that cold.  Hopefully, since he has a good appetite, the copper will kick in and he’ll start picking some weight up.

Benji peeking out the door when it was still cold over the weekend.

The boys can come out of the greenhouse easily even though I had the door mostly shut to keep the wind out.  Frodo really likes his roommates.  They are much nicer than the other big bucks.

Frodo

Xerxes seems to have done something to his eye.  I’m guessing it was poked with hay, but there is no way for me to even check it out.  It was all better by the time I checked him on Monday.  Thank goodness.

Xerxes with a watery eye

Mr. Peacock is still a bit sneezy, but it isn’t as bad.  Hopefully, this more moderate weather streak will continue for a while and he will finish recovering.

Mr. Peacock

Zinnia came back into heat.  I’m actually pretty happy she didn’t get bred on one of the days Benji was out.  She really needs a longer time between babies (her girls were born right at the end of July).

Zinnia with her girls behind her

I’m not sure we’re going to get the hydrant changed yet this fall with the crazy weather.  But the cattle tank is still working, so it’s not too bad.

Antigone behind the hydrant

For some reason, Antigone and Hera were limping the other day.  I am hoping that this week (while I’m on break), I can get a lot of hooves trimmed.  That should help.

Hera resting her foot and eating at the same time.

I hope.