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Winter Storm

26 Nov

We were under a winter storm warning most of yesterday.  It really missed us.  Thankfully.  We only had a few flurries.  There was lots of wind, and it got cold, but we missed almost all of the storm.

Haley

I did decide to take precautions.  I got the window tarps stapled down in the barn.  I also covered the window in the soap room.

Penny Lou

I’m hoping since my nephew finished harvest on Thanksgiving day, we can get my barn cleaned out and bedding brought in to make that much cleaner and warmer for the goats.  It really has been a rough year for getting all the fall work done.

I made sure I had a new shorter bucket for the chickens.  Hopefully, the geese don’t just splash it all out.

I also scooped some of the dirt from in front of their door, so I can get it shut when the ground freezes.  They’ll get fresh bedding when it gets here too.

It looks like the cold is here to stay for a while unfortunately.  I don’t like to trim hooves and expose that newly exposed hoof to bitter cold and hard frozen ground.  Thankfully, I did get a few more sets of hooves trimmed over Thanksgiving weekend.

Margarita

I still have a handful of girls to do, and they are not going to be the easy ones.

LilyAnn

I am back to almost being able to touch Hera, and I know that trimming hooves will ruin that.

Hera

I might try to save her (and Antigone, Cupid, and the little bucks) until winter break.  Hopefully, we aren’t going to stay with January temperatures until then.

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Need More Fall

14 Nov

The challenging weather last week means that I’ve kind of stalled out on getting caught up with hooves.  I’m happy to say that Wanda’s hoof is all healed.

Wanda

I did manage to get a couple of my more challenging girls done right before the rain started.

Bonnie

I still have quite a few that I need to catch.  Some I am really not looking forward to.

Penny

I still need to make sure I get Caroline and Clover another time (or two) before the cold permanently settles in for the winter.

Sweet Caroline

I have to admit, I’ve been delaying my stinky boys.  Zeus got done before I put him in with the two big bucks, but I really need to get Fionn’s feet done because he’s another one who has the white line disease.

Fionn

I swear hooves are a never-ending job.  Of course, right after I scheduled this post, the goats decided to have a siesta Sunday afternoon, and I managed to get five more done!  Of course, I did Myson and Moose outside (tethered to a post), and Casey decided to help.  He rubbed his head against my head the entire time.  He’s so helpful!

Casey

Then when I was doing chores, I told Vinnie I really needed to get her hooves done.  Since I usually can’t touch her, I was thrilled when she followed me to the milk room, came in and calmly ate while I trimmed her hooves.

Vinnie

She and her twin sister, Pistol, have always been able to understand human speak perfectly.  They amaze me.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

9 Oct

We’ve had way too much rain this fall.  It’s really starting to be an issue.  It’s already why we’re having such a bad worm season.

Antigone, Pluto, Harley, and Anubis

Now it’s impacting getting crops out of the fields.

Everybody is sick of mud.

Bob Cat

We want some nice dry weather for a while.

Penny

And sunshine.

Dolly

That would be good.  Sunshine would be really good.