Tag Archives: Perdita

Snax

3 Dec

Our weather has continued to be a roller coaster. Friday, it was in the mid fifties.  When I got up this morning it was right as single digits with a negative wind chill.

Perdita and Astra basking in the shelter of the barn

And the winds were howling overnight. We had strong sustained winds with gusts over fifty miles per hour.  That means the winds provided a delicious treat for the goats.

I’ve never seen so many corn stalks blow into the fence and pasture.

Dolly

Heidi, Hilda and Purl

They truly enjoyed it!

While It Was Cold

21 Nov

I am so glad we are back to more seasonal weather now.  None of us were happy when it felt like January.

Pretzel in the barn to stay out of the wind

Ostara

Heidi

I wasn’t thrilled with already giving hay to everyone, but they appreciated it.

Athena

Flora

Dolly

Pluto

Even if it was just for napping on.

Astra and Perdita napping on the hay

But, that is done now that it’s warmer again and the snow has melted in pasture.

The First Snowfall

19 Nov

We had our first winter weather event overnight Monday and all the way through Wednesday morning.

Yes, that is my corn still standing and waiting to be harvested.  It’s been a rough fall for anything to get done, but it will happen and all will be good.

The goats were a bit unhappy.  It was a shock to their systems to go from record high overnight temperatures to a record low high temperature on Friday.  The old record was a high of 24° set in 1880.  Our high on Friday was only 22°.

the herd on the bottom

Heidi

Cutie and Perdita

Dolly

Victoria

The llamas were cranky.  Who can blame them?

Maybeline and Odie

Odie

Maybeline

I’m not in disagreement.  Although, I think the cold weather should help my allergies.

Miss Goose

Except now I’m feeding more hay.  Sigh… But I’m also glad we didn’t get six feet of snow.  And it’s supposed to be a much more normal week coming up.