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Those Boys

13 Aug

Fionn is doing better.  He still isn’t coming into rut, but he did at least notice Cookie when she walked past him.  Although, I am happy he’s not getting all stinky since I am in there with him several times a day.

Fionn

He gets to watch the kids.

Frisco is pretty good at jumping through the gate when he thinks I have a bottle.

Frisco

He hangs out in the Love Shack and eats and eats and eats.

Hes so silly!

I know he’s feeling better because he’s rather demanding about his food anymore. If I take too long opening the gate, he starts beating on it.

Still not going to kiss that nose because that beard is stained from previous years.

He’s also eaten most of the green stuff that was growing in the pen.

If he keeps improving, I’ll consider moving him back with the rest of the boys, but they are in rut.  I would hate to have Xerxes try fighting with him while he’s still weak.

Xerxes

Zeus and Anubis are also in rut.  They are crazy peeing all over themselves and each other.

Zeus

It’s all kinds of stinky in there.

Anubis

I told Pluto he better be happy I took him out of there when I did.

Pluto (with his mom, Dolly, behind him)

He’s still clean and sweet and smoochable!

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I Missed My Deadline

7 Aug

I am still scooping the barn.  That means I missed my self-imposed deadline of the first of August.  I’m trying, but it’s been hard. When we had the excessive heat warning, I was checking animals, and didn’t really get anything done.  Then I spent time with the family while my nephew was back from Indiana.  I had to spend a day shopping for doors and getting feed. Then I was right back to scooping, and I got the manure spreader filled!

When my nephew took the spreader to empty it, he asked if it would be in our way for baling hay.  Should he bring it back?  Of course, my knees and elbows suggested he wait until after we got done making hay.

Maybeline checking out the hay

Then I went and sat with my great-nephew so my nephew could bring the spreader back (Grady was not happy his dad left).

I immediately began scooping again, but I just keep getting interrupted.  I have to keep an eye on Tony, so my bucks are safe.

Tony Llama

There’s all the care for my goats–Fionn and Peanut are getting lots of care.  I am cutting grass (with scissors) for Peanut.

Peanut eating freshly cut grass.

It’s helping.  Fionn is gaining his weight back, and he’s even starting to get a bit of pink to his eye membranes.

Fionn

I had to give everyone another round of copper.  Most of them took it in a peanut, but I had seven that I had to catch and use the pill pusher.  But I’m done with that now!

Anubis was my last goat to get copper!

I’m working to keep Tinkerbell’s head out of the fences.

She made me go for a “Ranger ride.” It was terrifying!

That included an incident which involved my face hitting Tink’s horn.  I decided I shouldn’t throw manure when it was going to blow back onto my face while the cut was still oozing.

It’s better now, but sweat still hurts, and I tend to have sweat running down my face when I’m scooping the barn out.

Then there’s walking Pluto out to pasture because he can’t figure out that he should go out when everyone else does.

I also had to take a break from scooping because I was checking on Maybeline and noticed she had a wad of chicken wire stuck in her tail.

Maybeline

I got that removed.

It’s just been really, really busy.  I’ll have to tell you about more of my distractions tomorrow.  I’m still making progress though.

It will be done before I go back to school.

Scenes From the Week

11 Jun

I am so far behind that this post now is from the last two weeks.  It was scheduled, and I had to keep moving it, and I’m still behind in what’s going on around here.

Snickers

Litha

northern flicker

Aurora

Flower

Odie

northern flicker

robin

Pluto and Tony

Angela and Moira

Harley and Cupid

Leo

Back: Xerxes and Fionn; Front: Pluto, Zeus, and Anubis

Aphrodite’s doe

coreopsis

robin