Tag Archives: Stormy

Feeling the Heat

14 Feb

You might remember that Stormy was not feeling well because of worms and was completely anemic, so she was put in with Aurora for a couple of weeks.

Stormy

I kicked her out because she’s kind of pushy and didn’t want to share food very well.  She’s got really pink eyes now and looks good.

The other day she was in love with Casey.

Stormy and Casey

If I weren’t adamant that I’m not kidding in July, I’d say I could have thrown her in with a buck.  Instead I’ll just let her retire.

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Friday Night Fight

26 Jan

After two weeks of being shut in the garage with Aurora, Stormy’s eyes are starting to pink up, but she’s been awfully subdued.  She was not happy being in there.  We had beautiful weather today, and it’s supposed to be nice tomorrow before returning to more normal winter temperatures, so I decided tonight would be a good time to let her out and put her back with the whole herd.

Stormy Sue Street

Of course, she had been snacking on hay all day, so she was only picking at the food.

Instead, she wanted to fight with Betty Lou, Penny, Maisie, and her twin sister, Litha.

Litha and Stormy

At least she looks like she’s enjoying herself.

By the time I went out to shut the birds in at dark, she had settled down.  That’s a good thing.

Spring Weather

20 Jan

We seem to have ridden the weather hill back to the top of the temperatures.  We are 50*F (10*C), sunny and no wind today.  It’s a perfect March day in January.  I took advantage to get some stuff done outside.  I set out a new salt/mineral block, and I cleaned all my water tanks and got to use the hose to fill them up.

Moose, Casey, and Myson (aka the Three Stooges)

Considering the hydrant was frozen again this week, I was really happy to be able to use it.  I’ve never seen anything like it before.  The handle was frozen so that I couldn’t lift it.  Usually when it freezes, it’s down in the pipe below ground.  This time was crazy.

The geese are enjoying a bath for the first time in quite a while.

I also unplugged their heated bucket in the building because I’m not a fan of an electric cord sitting in water.  Notice the ring on the bucket to see how deep the puddle is.

How do I end up with such a big ice cube around their bucket?  Indoor bath.

obviously before a full bath in the pool

I trimmed Clover’s hooves.  She has the worst feet on the farm (it’s genetic), and I just can’t keep up with them no matter how hard I try.

Clover

I’m excited to say that I kicked a bunch of goats out of my garage.  Vixen was not happy, but I really need fewer critters in the garage.

Vixen

I have just Stormy, Aurora and Harley’s girls in there.

Aurora

Stormy is going a bit stir crazy, but she needs to stay in there and recover.  She’s making it difficult though because she’s learned how to just push her way out of my panel fence and into the rest of the garage.  Smarty pants.

Stormy

I’m not sure I mentioned I put the twins in there.  I went out one morning in the last cold spell and Toffee was just standing in front of the hay.  When I picked her up, she didn’t fight and I could feel the cold from her body.  I put both girls in the garage.  I figure it won’t hurt them to stay in and get a bit of extra food for a couple of days.

Toffee

The long range forecast doesn’t look quite so cold.  It’s still up and down, but now it’s more between warm and average temperatures.  I’ve already taken enough pictures today to blog for the next week about everything else that’s been going on when I didn’t have time to take pictures.