Tag Archives: Penelope

Moms and Kids

10 May

I can’t tell you how much we are all enjoying real warm spring weather and green pasture.

Cutie and BJ

Flora and Chuck

Penelope and Nessa

Salter playing on Cupid (Pepper behind)

Antigone and Q-Tip

Chiffon feeding Silas and Sammie

Joy and Lizzie (how I wish she were tame)

Purl and Bella

Sidney with Jay and Herky

It really does make them all less cranky.

Hilda is still way too skinny. Weaning her boys should help a lot.

Hilda’s kids are gone, but looking at her udder, all I see is how much more of that food she can put to getting her own weight back up to where she should be.

Back Together Again

29 Apr

Thursday afternoon, I decided to put the two halves of the herd back together.

Penelope and Nessa on the back side of the barnyard

I need to get the Easter moms on a better pasture.  Let’s face it, my little front pasture needs a break.  I’ve been giving them grain, but they want the better green stuff, and the kids are getting old enough to keep up.

2TC says it’s hard to eat enough to feed herself and twins

So I decided to remove the panel and let them through.

Flora checking out what I’m doing

Hera and Cupid figured out they could get through the barn

Once they noticed, they came on the run!

All the moms were excited; the kids are always excited

Then it was a brawl.  Kids were everywhere.  There was fighting (because they are goats).  But they should be settled down and good to go soon.

The two groups coming towards each other

Everyone meeting in the lane

LilyAnn and Tansy with a bunch of kids

Kids everywhere as they go back out to pasture

Astra and Joy

Then I decided to put the two boys back on the front pasture.  Even though it needs a break, the little paddock up north is even more in need of a rest.

Xerxes and Frodo have kept it eaten down

I decided to just bribe them with a bit of feed.

my pitcher of sweet feed waiting for the boys

Here they come!

It works like magic.

Shut back on the front pasture

Now everyone is back to where they belong.


21 Apr

I wish we had good weather this weekend, because I have a lot of outside stuff I need to get done.

Athena with her kids, Jolie (back) and Jaques and LilyAnn’s Anita facing the other way

Ms. Goose

Penelope on pasture


Astra is looking better; I’m glad she is taking a year off from babies.

Tiger really needs to do a better job of grooming himself.

Moxie with her mom, Perdita

Odie and the pasture is getting so green!

Victoria scratched her eye, but it’s doing much better now.

A lazy Ostara licking the salt/mineral block

Cupid’s kids love the tub!


one of the brown leghorns

Casey says there are advantages to being naturally polled.

But it looks like cold and icky weather again.  So I guess I’ll have to enjoy another inside weekend.