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4 May

Well, the drought monitor report I’ve been waiting for finally came out.  We are no longer in drought or even abnormally dry!

Now, if we could just get the wind to die down and have more seasonal temperatures.

We’ve been really cool for this time of year, and it’s starting to be a big issue.

The planting season should be well under way, but we are way behind. You can’t really start planting until the soil temperature reaches 50°F, and we just haven’t been able to get there.

It’s made it impossible to work on a lot of those projects that I really need to be working on. My birds are settling in the new quarters, but I haven’t even started the work on their pen.

the goose

wild leghorn likes digging through all the bedding/hay left from the goats

Mr. Peacock is still staying mostly inside, but he’s doing well.

I still haven’t mowed my yard.

I guess the lack of leaves at least makes it easier to photograph the cardinal

At least it’s warmed up enough that the grass is growing to keep the goats and llamas happy, even if my yard is looking way too shaggy.






And I don’t have to have kids in the garage now.

Caroline is due within the next week.

Tansy is due Saturday.

I trust it will all work out somehow.

A Perfect Week for Kidding

14 Mar

Well, after all the drama of the up-and-down temperatures and a really cold end of the week and Saturday, things actually warmed up overnight into Sunday.  It looks like the weather for the next week is perfect for spring break kidding.

And it was just in time because my first girl was due on Sunday. When I went out to let all the girls out on the front pasture, I could tell something was up.

Seven of the eight garage girls out on pasture.

Bubbles had her baby right on schedule.

She has one big buck!

It was the perfect way to start the kidding season.

Final Kidding Prep

8 Mar

We are cold this week. The weekend is looking downright frigid.

Bubbles is due on the 13th–when it’s still cold after a frigid night.


That means, she is in the garage with my two old ladies and Antigone.

Coral in the garage


I’m also planning on putting the other girls over there to kid as well.  My garage.  It so seems more like an additional barn most times.


I am glad it’s there and insulated though.  I can let them out and check them throughout the day and shut them in overnight.