Tag Archives: Purl

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!

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!

A Fight

25 Oct

I couldn’t get Freddie sold this past weekend, so I very carefully and sneakily worked to get him put back on the front pasture with Xerxes and Frodo.

Frodo is my good boy.

I am pretty sure Perdita and Purl were quite happy to be back with the main herd.

Perdita back in pasture

Freddie and Xerxes had to fight.

Freddie and Xerxes

I did keep an eye on them to make sure it wasn’t too serious.  After all, they do like each other, but they just have to fight when you put them back together, and with bucks in rut it isn’t always good natured.

Freddie is a mess between rut and cockle burrs

I can take care of the boys in there without me having to get too close to Freddie.  He’ll be okay in there.

Then I’m going to try to make an arrangement to use a trailer to haul the rest of the goats to be sold to the sale barn at one time.

Mini

I just have to wait for Mini to be past the withdrawal time for her wormer.

Benji and Myson

And poor Benji is just going to have to stay in the greenhouse jail until then.