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Puppy Rule #9

19 Jun

You have two buckets of water–one inside and one outside.  Both were brand new when you came to the farm.  That’s what big puppies drink. I don’t care how hot it is, you do not get to drink my Dr. Pepper.

Sky

Under no circumstances (left alone in the air conditioning because it was too hot to stay outside while I was at the farmer’s market) are you to crack open a warm one from a brand new case.

I do appreciate the fact that you tried to clean it all up.  I only found a couple of little pools of pop, but the entire floor (and your tail) were still quite sticky.

Puppy Rule #9:  No helping yourself to the human’s pop.

Although, since there was no blood loss, I really kind of wish there were video of this one.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

We’re Hot

13 Jun

For the last four days, we’ve been about ten degrees above our historic average, and it looks like it’s going to continue for another four days.  So far in the month of June we’ve had not a drop of rain. That means it’s been miserable weather for kidding and everything.  Today, I moved Pistol and her kids to the greenhouse because it’s a little cooler.  I could open the east door and at least let some air through.

Pistol and Astra

Every time the goats come up from pasture, they want a drink of water (kids too), so I’ve been filling the tubs several times each day.

Bambi with Quincy in front and Queenie behind

Poor Maggie and Harley do not do well in the heat, and with new babies, I have them up with Minnie and Helen so they don’t have to go out to pasture.

Maggie with Tequilla

All day today, I kept an eye on Clover.  See the red mug on the bench?

Clover

In typical Pistol fashion, she decided to bust the top out of it today.  Brat.  I’ve been using that mug for my iced tea for twenty-one years.

Finally, Clover had her kids.  In keeping with the Sam tradition, we have a huge buck with wattles and a nice sized girl with wattles.

Poor Cookie’s boys have had some lung issues.  I’m not sure if they didn’t get the fluid all cleaned out or if they caught a touch of something, but they were open mouthed panting when I checked them, so they went into the milk room.

That made milking a bit more fun this evening.  Yes, the black and white one (they really need names) is peeing on my floor.

Andy, Dolly and Cookie’s boys

I just took them back out to Cookie to nurse.

Cookie and kids

You can see, they are still favoring one side.  I’m still milking some out to make it easier for them to nurse.  I’ll keep checking them to see if they need to go back into the milk room for a while this evening.

My poor old geese are panting.

The llamas are actually handling the weather fairly well.  Granted, they are spending a lot of time in the barn, but they are not seeming stressed.

“Don’t make me go out in the hot sun.” -Maybeline.

I usually have the dog out in the yard whenever I’m doing anything outside because it scares me to leave him in the house with Rocky.  They have way too much fun.

The good news is that we have a decent chance for a bit of rain overnight.  That would be good.  I’m really ready for the break to more normal temperatures though.  You want to know the really good news?  With Clover having her kids, I will actually get to sleep all night tonight!  I’m excited!

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

Random Stuff

5 Jun

I let the geese out when I got the door fixed to shut the chickens in the coop at night.  They are staying close to the barnyard, but they are all still here.  They are really enjoying the pool since we’ve been really hot and humid the last few days.

African Goose

Bob has been lazy and napping on the patio most of the time.

Bob

Sky has decided that air conditioning is really pretty awesome.

Sky

He could get used to it.