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Winter Storm

26 Nov

We were under a winter storm warning most of yesterday.  It really missed us.  Thankfully.  We only had a few flurries.  There was lots of wind, and it got cold, but we missed almost all of the storm.


I did decide to take precautions.  I got the window tarps stapled down in the barn.  I also covered the window in the soap room.

Penny Lou

I’m hoping since my nephew finished harvest on Thanksgiving day, we can get my barn cleaned out and bedding brought in to make that much cleaner and warmer for the goats.  It really has been a rough year for getting all the fall work done.

I made sure I had a new shorter bucket for the chickens.  Hopefully, the geese don’t just splash it all out.

I also scooped some of the dirt from in front of their door, so I can get it shut when the ground freezes.  They’ll get fresh bedding when it gets here too.

It looks like the cold is here to stay for a while unfortunately.  I don’t like to trim hooves and expose that newly exposed hoof to bitter cold and hard frozen ground.  Thankfully, I did get a few more sets of hooves trimmed over Thanksgiving weekend.


I still have a handful of girls to do, and they are not going to be the easy ones.


I am back to almost being able to touch Hera, and I know that trimming hooves will ruin that.


I might try to save her (and Antigone, Cupid, and the little bucks) until winter break.  Hopefully, we aren’t going to stay with January temperatures until then.



12 Nov

All the wet weather means I’m still waiting on my corn to be harvested.

That is starting to worry me.  Of course, I just worry all the time about those kinds of things.

I will be relieved when it gets done.


Weather Changes

10 Nov

I have to tell you, the weather and time change has made it hard to do anything, including getting blog pictures.  We had rain all last weekend through Monday.  There were a couple of decent days, and then it turned cold.

flurries on the way to work Friday

We even had snow Thursday and Friday.

We are not at all ready for these changes.

Clover, Wanda, and Astra

I did have my bulk bin filled this week, so they are starting to get a bit of grain to help them weather the cold better.

Athena, Bonnie, Zinnia and a bunch of others

I’ve had to hurridly get my heated buckets out and work on getting winter ready.

No matter how pretty the frost is, I’m not ready for it.  But with the dry weather, I’ve taken lots of pictures to get me through this week’s blog posts!