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Crazy Weather

6 Jan

The crazy damp, warm, cold, windy, snowy weather all mixed together is really hard on the animals.  My nephew has been treating sick calves because of it.

Trying to stay out of the crazy wind on Sunday.

Maggie came up from pasture early on Saturday, and she was obviously not feeling well.

Margarita and Maggie

I have her in the Love Shack with a heat lamp and her daughter.

Trying to stay out of the crazy wind on Sunday

She’s been treated.

Hopefully, she’ll feel better.

Drying Up

8 Dec

After a solid week without moisture, the barnyard is finally starting to dry up.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s still mud, but it’s not ridiculous boot sucking mud.

Moira

The goats are actually okay with lounging in outside in the barnyard now.

LilyAnn

Since it’s mostly dry, I even let Reva keep her silver boot off after she removed it herself.  And her foot is healing.  It just needs air and dry.

Reva

Of course, it’s not going to get any drier because we have rain/snow coming tomorrow.

Astra

We really don’t need that.

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.