Kicked Out

I had to kick my yard goats out of the yard.  When I went out to check my garden this morning, my peppers had been eaten.  The plants were pretty leafless.  On a good note, the goats didn’t eat the actual peppers, and I was able to chop and freeze about a gallon of bell peppers.

pepper collage


The only reason I hadn’t already returned the goats to the north part was the lack of shelter.  Well, my son and nephew helped me put a Quonset hut in the north paddock, so it creates more shelter up there.

Hilda, Sam, and Hazel

Hilda, Sam, and Hazel

Sam is amazingly healthy considering how sick he was when I got home from Iowa City.  When I moved him, I checked his eyelids, and they are bright red!  Hilda seems to be doing well, and as long as she doesn’t pig out on corn again, she shouldn’t have diarrhea anymore.  Hopefully Hazel has grown enough that she can’t get out anymore.

Saanen buckling_4629ew

Fozzy Bear and Sugar were happy to be reunited.  I’ll just keep an eye on Yolanda to make sure her brother being back with them doesn’t cause her not to get enough to eat.

Sugar and Fozzy Bear

Sugar and Fozzy Bear

Then there’s Millie.  I left her in the yard.  I could never kick her out.

Saanen doe_4623ew

I love my old lady, and I’ll let her decide if she wants to stay in the yard by herself (although she has company in the same building and across the fence, so she isn’t alone) or if she wants to go back up north.

Sharing with Alphabe-Thursday for the letter K.  K is for kicked out!

Scavenger Hunt & Song-ography in the Pasture

Today, the song for Song-ography is Look Out Any Window by Bruce Hornsby.

goats coming up from pasture

goats in lane

I stopped and looked out the barn window on my way to pasture to look for Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt items:  M is for…, What You Saw Today, Corner, Pink, and Hands.

M is for Minnie Pearl.  She is our herd queen.  Look at those amazing horns!

Minnie Pearl Saanen

Minnie Pearl Saanen

I also love my Saanen girls for their cute pink noses.

Millie Ann Saanen

Millie Ann Saanen

What You Saw Today.  I saw a lot of goats and a lot of grasshoppers and their shadows.

Haley Blackboer

Haley Blackboer

I also saw one little blue damselfly.


Corner.  Meg was in the corner of the pasture with her daughter Muffin and her grandkid Jelly.

Jelly (back), Muffin and Meg

Jelly (back), Muffin and Meg

Well, I couldn’t find Hands in the pasture, but I did capture my dry hands chopping peppers this weekend.

chopping bell peppers

I’m sharing this with Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Song-ography, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, and Shadow Shot Sunday.

How I’m Spending my Weekend

This weekend is really busy, but I think I start every weekend post with that comment. This weekend, I’m trying to catch up on my cleaning.  That entails a lot of vacuuming due to some big black dog (not SOOC, but you want to see that cute face).




I’m still milking goats and using it to make cheese and yogurt.  This weekend, it’s yogurt.

cherry vanilla yogurt

I’m also freezing a lot of milk in ice cube trays.

This I’m using to make soap.  Yep, I’m making soap this weekend too.  This one is tea tree.

This is Midnight Pomegranate.

I really wish I could figure out why some turn out perfectly and some caramelize the milk in the center. (Again, not SOOC)  It doesn’t show up as badly in person as it does in the picture, but still…

All that cheese/yogurt making and soap making leads to a lot of dishes.

Finally, after neglecting the garden for a couple of weeks, I went out and picked this afternoon.

Guess what I’m doing this evening.

Linking to SOOC Sunday, Your Sunday Best, Macro Monday, Weekend Reflections

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