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The Rainbow After the Rain

27 Jun

I was a bit irritated with Sidney again because she left her kids in pasture again (you’ll read more about that when I’m on vacation).

I had already had to haul her kids up the day before.

And the rain was coming.

I looked in pasture as long as I could, but I admit I ran for the barn with the rest of the herd.  Maybe I can use having my camera as an excuse.

Anyhow, it was a brief shower, and after the rain stopped I caught Sidney and put a collar and leash on her and drug her out to pasture telling her to find her kids.  She screamed at the top of her lungs and eventually, we found them.  They were dripping wet, but I brought them back to the barnyard.

Crystal and Frosty

Then she turned right around and took them out on top of the hill again.

I might have threatened her if she left her kids in pasture again.

Frosty

While I was standing there with her, I noticed a little rainbow.

Hopefully, that’s a sign that she’s done with all of this foolishness.

Other Things

2 Jul

I had to call my mom in to help me get the cherry jam made because I was busy kidding, but we managed to get it done and a batch of wild raspberry.  That’s a good start to the canning season.

cherry and raspberry jam

I planned to have a few potatoes in the garden, but I ended up with a ridiculous number of potato plants, so I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with the harvest.  I think I’m going to do homemade frozen french fries.

frozen

I tried it, and it turned out pretty darn good!

ready to eat

I should hopefully have enough to share with the rest of the family.

Now that I have the herd divided, I’m thinking I might need to move another milking doe over with the moms.  Joy is looking a bit run down raising her two big boys.

Joy and Olaf

I’m thinking she might appreciate coming over to join her maa,  Zinnia, and Grandmaa Haley and getting some TLC and sweet feed.

Swen

Here’s a random little rainbow after one of the pop-up showers last week.  We still need a lot more rain, but I am grateful for what we did get.

Trace came up from pasture the other day looking like she had a bit of an accident.

Trace

Pretty sure she took a roll in the ditch.

Pretzel is making friends with the other June kids.

Ivy (on the bench) and Pretzel

Here’s a random picture of Wanda.

Wanda

Finally, another one of Pretzel.

Pretzel

She’s such a little cutie!

Calendar

5 Nov

I think I’ve decided on the photos for the 2021 calendar.

January:  Athena in front of the rest of the herd

February: Cinnamon, Stormy(?), Cinquain, Cupid, Tiger, Tansy, Bambi, and Astra

March: Mary with Trace and Quatro

April: Odie and Maybeline

May: Popcorn and the gang

June: one of the bobolinks

July: Purl and Stitch

August: Aurora

September: my windmill

October: Maybeline

November: Reva

December: Penelope

I am certainly hoping that the new calendar brings a better year.