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Notes Around the Farm

9 Sep

Perdita is looking forward to becoming a milking doe.  I keep telling her she has to wait until after she has a baby next year.  The way she likes food, I do think it will not be a problem to train her for milking.

Perdita begging to go in the milk room.

Daisy is silly. She was always up in a tree as a baby, and now that she’s six, nothing has changed.

Daisy in the tree; Barbie looking up to her.

The bucks like scratching too.  They have to just use the fence though because they don’t have a fancy gate to rub against.

Frodo and Benji

Freddie is looking good.


I need to call ISU and see what I need to do to get him an appointment to be wethered.  I’d like to wait until later in the fall when we don’t have so many flies.

Haley spends a lot of time in the barnyard begging for sweet feed.  That girl. She’s lucky I adore her.


My bratty Ostara.  I really hope I can get her to tame down because it really is easier to work with them and keep them healthy when I can handle them.


I’m hoping the garden settles down and I can focus on selling kids soon. Rosie has really taken her role of big sister seriously.  She’s really going to miss Shellie when she leaves the farm.

Shellie and Rosie

A bonus of Rosie just because she’s beautiful.


Maisie is also beautiful.  The fact that Rosie and Maisie are so red tells me that they have pretty good copper levels right now.

Maisie relaxing in pasture.

That’s a good thing!


Still Cleaning Up

28 Jul

Of course, July is very hot, so that seems like the best time to do work outside. Right? My dad is cleaning up some of the downed trees in the pasture because he needs dry wood for the winter.


I’m kind of struggling with this because I get really persnickity about my pasture.  I can’t help it.  I’m trying, but change is hard.

Then he had a bit of time, so he came out and we tackled the walnut tree that was downed in west side of my barnyard during last year’s derecho.

We got it taken care of!

It’s quite the change for the goats.

checking it out


I’m sure Purl is not happy with it being gone.

Purl with her feet up on all that’s left of her tree

All that’s left is to get the logs picked up and burn the scrub stuff.

Tasting my scrub brush pile–notice Purl looking like this is not right

It’s still a nice napping area.



Of course, with the drought, it will be a while before I burn anything.

Winter Activities

4 Feb

What do the goats do all winter when they can’t go out to pasture?

Chiffon standing in their hay

Cinnamon eating snow

Penelope trying to sneak out

Maybeline looking annoyed

Cupid and Pluto fighting through the fence

Hanging out and nibbling on the fallen walnut tree

More fighting between fences (Sidney and Hilda)

Haley hanging in the barn

Moira hiding from bully goats

Cutie eating leftovers (Chiffon behind)

Tiger and Myson

Did I mention fighting between fences?

That’s about it.