Tag Archives: Tansy

Who’s Due For Spring Break

12 Jan

Well, I think most of my girls did not settle for spring break kids.

I’m glad Joani didn’t settle because she’s suddenly showing her age.

But I do have a few who I think are due for spring break.

I think Penelope is bred, but she’s in with Freddie if she didn’t.

Hera is starting to look round.

I do believe Benji bred Cupid for his only spring break kids. (with Tansy beside her)

I haven’t seen Bubbles come back into heat.

I’m pretty sure Athena settled.

I think Hilda settled; this will probably be her last time. (with Rosie)

It looks like Antigone has settled.

I’ll start doing udder checks pretty soon to see if I can confirm my suspicions. I think I have two who are going to give me oopsie babies.

I haven’t seen Aphrodite in heat since she got in with Xerxes.

I think Tansy settled after her little visit with the bucks too.

And I have no idea with Caroline (who also got in with the bucks twice).  I guess I’ll find out eventually.

Winter Chores

10 Jan

Winter chores take me quite a while to do.  I have to make sure everyone gets their grain.

Purl and Freddie

While I’m going in and out of the birds’ room where the grain is kept, I also feed the birds and gather the eggs.  A lot of them froze last week, but the warmer weather has let me gather them before they freeze.

Then I start haying the main group.

Maisie

That’s a distraction so I can feed Aurora her extra feed.

Aurora

Trust me, I have to guard her the whole time she’s eating.

Maisie coming to see if she can get the llama feed.

I also let Dolly in to eat every day.  Tansy usually goes in also.  On this day, my old lady Bambi demonstrated her still quick moves and snuck past me to get an extra snack of sweet feed.

Bambi and Tansy

I’ve also started letting Pretzel go in and eat in the middle of the barn while I feed hay.

Pretzel

I have to make sure that Perdita can find a place to eat, and under the picnic table seems to work well.

Perdita

Every everyone has had grain and hay I still have to do water for everyone.

I’m so grateful for the hydrant and heated buckets.

 

I think everyone is hanging in right now.

Leftover Pictures

17 Dec

I really do struggle with what to blog about this time of year.  The days are short. The goats are just eating.

And I still haven’t seen Aphrodite come into heat, so oopsie babies are looking like a certainty.

Bambi

I still can’t get over how amazingly well Haley is doing.  I am so grateful for all the vets who helped to save her.

Haley Blackboer

I kinda feel bad for the amount of time Sky sits around waiting for me.

Sky

Just before Tansy broke in with the bucks, I noticed how much better she was looking.  I’m glad she will come in for extra feed; I’ll keep doing that since I assume she’s also going to give me oopsie babies, too.

Tansy and Cupid

The peacock was exploring the recently cleaned out corner–lots of leaves to sort through.

Maybeline is such a pretty girl.

Maybeline

Goats will be goats–that means good natured head butting.

Cinnamon and Daisy

Antigone and Pretzel

The goose just chilling.

Finally, here’s Tiger.  I still can’t get over how big he is.  I also wish he wouldn’t wake me up in the middle of the night by putting his nose up mine to force me into giving him attention.  Really…

Tiger

I hope you don’t mind leftovers again.