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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.

Evictions

2 Apr

I am seriously ready to do some evictions around here.  First, is Lemuel.  I was planning on keeping him until I could breed him to Rosie next fall.  That would be a perfect kid combo.

Lemuel

But his personality is identical to his grandpa Xerxes.  I am not having another wild buck that I can’t sell.  I’m getting rid of him before we get to that point.  I kid you not, I spent ten or more minutes chasing him around the Love Shack to catch him and give him his copper last weekend.

And it is absolutely an inherited personality.  I swear it is.  I mean he spends his time with my sweet Benji and Frodo.  They both love me.

Frodo

Anyhow, I’m hoping he will be gone in the next couple of weeks.  The second eviction notice is being given to Old Man Winter.  We had another 2+ inches of snow when I woke up Thursday morning.

no picture from the morning because I had to go to work

This time of year, it usually melts quickly, but I took these pictures after I did chores.  It was still here.

Penelope in front; Lemuel, Benji, and Frodo in the Love Shack

We are all tired of the cold and damp.  It’s miserable.  It means more work for chores.

Sky

Onyx finishing up a pile of hay I gave them.

We all demand winter leave and let spring warmth and rain show up.  Seriously, because I am beyond ready to evict the goats from the garage.  They are happy as clams.

Cupid teaching Brigit about yummy hay

Spunky and Spuds

Hera feeding Lady and Tramp

But I’m not sure any of my stuff will survive.

Tommy, Bubbles,Shellie, Ostara (Flower in back)

my garage door opener sensor

Hera behind the air compressor

Thursday when I got home, someone had discovered and opened the bag of birdhouse gourds.  I picked them up and put them all in the soap room.  Well, there was one that had a little hole eaten in it, so I left it.

a bag of gourds

When I went back to the garage, I kid you not, Bull was wearing it. His head was completely stuck inside.  I am amazed that he wasn’t panicking, but he was just standing there trying to figure it out.  How I wish I had my camera for that one.

Bull (yes, I really was going to put it back on his head)

By the time I came back out to do a recreation, Coral had eaten the rest of the gourd.

Coral finishing off the last of the gourd

I am really ready to get them out of the garage, but the weather has to cooperate a bit for that to happen.

Snowy Thursday

25 Feb

We had a snowy Thursday.

We had a good four inches by the time it was done.

Not to be confused with a snow day from work.  That was actually on Tuesday, but not because of snow.  It was ice and wind on Tuesday.

Although these icicles were from the snowy day.

Today was snow.

Quite a bit of snow, but there was no wind and even though it was cold, it wasn’t stupid cold.

The pans were filling again by the time I got done with chores.

If I hadn’t had to drive home on snowy slick roads, it would have been a perfect snow.

Margarita checking for treats.

Perdita eating outside to avoid bully goats.

I will say that when I was hauling an armload of hay to the two bucks up north, I did find a patch of ice covered in the snow.  My feet did the jitterbug; my arms were doing the rhumba; the hay came snowing down to the ground all around me.

I was headed for the lean-to door back there.

But I did not end up flat on my back spinning in circles doing a break-my-hip dance, so I’m going to call it a victory.  And Freddie was enjoying the hay I dropped.

And most everyone else was eating hay in the barn and staying nice and dry.

Aurora was happy lounging in the barn after her extra feed.

Cutie

Aphrodite

Overall, I was a pretty good snow.