Tag Archives: summer

Is It Fall?

6 Sep

September 1st is meteorological fall and Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, but we have still been warm.  It feels like summer.

But if I look closely, I can see a hint of fall in my corn.

The llamas are growing their fleece.

Maybeline

I already mentioned that the peacock lost his tail.  He’ll spend all fall and winter growing it back out to look beautiful for the chickens in the spring.

The chickens still won’t care.

It’s clearly sunset on summer even if it isn’t real fall yet.

sunset over the cornfield

But it makes me look forward to real fall.

The Neglected Ones

20 Jun

It’s true.  This time of year, if a goat didn’t just have kids or aren’t about to have kids, then they are being neglected.

Onyx and Victoria (I decided a while ago that Onyx didn’t settle, but don’t think I mentioned it.)

Most of my time is spent with the moms and tracking kids and cleaning butts and all that fun stuff.  Everyone else is pretty much feeding themselves on the Back Forty and being self-sufficient.

Casey

Of course, my old girls are still getting their meds.

Haley

I do count all the older kids.

Shellie

I make sure everyone makes it safely up from pasture and aren’t over-heating.

Aurora (they are supposed to be sheared before I go on vacation.)

They are getting plenty of fresh water, and I made sure to put a new salt/mineral block over there for them.

Maybeline getting a drink

Okay.  They really are not neglected.

Pretzel

They just think they are.

Crops

3 Jun

I can already tell this picture was from last weekend.  The corn has grown a lot since then.

This makes me smile.  It looks like summer on the farm.  And I am home for summer break now.  Yesterday was my last day of the school year.