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A Surprise for Sky

13 Nov

I shared a while back that along with the new windows, I was planning on doing some work with the doors.  Sky has an insulated dog house, but he’s rather claustrophobic and will not use it.  I decided to do something to help him have a nice warm place to be when I’m at work.

Sky

I had the old outside door moved to the other side of the back porch, so I can still close it and secure the rest of the house.  Some day, I’ll get rid of the 1970s paneling and add insulation and redo the floors, but for now, I’m calling it good enough to get through the winter.

It makes a nice space for him.

And he has figured out how to go in and out.

He’s actually pretty smart about it. Luckily, he got it figured out because we woke up Monday morning to a frigid winter wonderland.

Now I need to figure out how to keep him from stealing my gloves off the counter in there because I’m pretty sure I’m not going to find the one that’s out there somewhere.

Feeling Like Summer

15 Sep

We’ve been really hot this last week.  The llamas didn’t like it.

Aurora

It’s been rainy and humid.  You can almost see the humidity in the air.

The goats have been melting in pasture.

Stormy

This weekend we’ve been cooler, but it’s still rainy.  (That means I’m having a trouble getting pictures for the blog.)

And on Monday, we’re going to get really hot again.

bean field behind Fionn

The beans might be starting to turn, but it doesn’t feel like fall yet.

Everyday Things

11 Mar

While we’re waiting, along with checking goats numerous times around the clock, I still have all my everyday things to do.  Part of that is wondering if I should try to move more goats into the garage with rain in the forecast for Tuesday through Thursday.

Cutie

The warmer weather means my back door in the chicken room is thawed, and I could put Athena and Hera over there with everyone else if I need to.

Gidget and Hera

I’m a bit worried about the back cattle lean-to though because all the rain and melting snow runs through it.  It is likely to become a muddy mess.  They do have a fair amount of space that will stay clean, but I might have to figure out something else.  I’m just not sure what.

Myson, Casey, LilyAnn and in back Maybeline, Buster, Vinnie, and Stormy

Then there’s the maintenance of my panels that I have separating everyone.  This one was completely undone.

I have to keep my panels in place or I’d have everyone mixed together.  I don’t want that.  It’s a lot harder to check and keep my pregnant girls where I want them to kid when they are all mixed together.  Besides, some big wether keeps thinking he wants his mommy, but his mom needs to focus on the new babies coming.

Moose

I also got new salt/mineral blocks put out.  They melt so quickly in this wet, snowy weather.

Stormy (and a LilyAnn butt)

I am still feeding full hay.  Over the weekend, I ran out of hay on the bottom. I had to start throwing it from above.  At least, I’m not worried about running out.

Astra

There’s still a lot up above.

No babies yet, but if I get busy and can’t get blog posts up you can follow along on the farm FB page for almost real time updates.