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Rain and Shine

4 Apr

This week looks like a rather active weather week, with chances of rain most days.

The goose doesn’t care; she likes wet weather.

I am good with that because it is rain. Not snow.

Moose and Myson on the slightly muddy trail

We are still abnormally dry; I check the drought monitor every Thursday morning.

The goats in pasture

I am hoping the moisture this week will move us out of that category and back into where we should be.

After Moose and Myson made it into the pasture

The sunshine between showers is helping to turn thing green.

Odie, Aurora, and Maybeline on the bottom

I really hope this is finally the start of real spring.

Weekend Work

6 Dec

All of my work with Benji finally paid off.  He is doing much better.  I guess he picked up coccidia because the grass is eaten down.  I’m giving them hay every day, but they still try to eat fresh stuff.

Benji with Lemuel

Anyhow, he’s doing much better.  I figured he’d be fine; but there really is always something with a herd this big (and old).

I also got the tarp shelter down this past week. I still don’t have the tarp put over the barn windows, but I’m making progress.

I also managed to get hooves trimmed for both Benji and Frodo.

Benji and Frodo (with Lemuel behind)

Two of my big boys also got their hooves trimmed.

Myson and Moose

It was a bit of a challenge trimming Moose’s hooves because he was not cooperating.  In addition, as I was bent down, I had Casey and Ava rubbing my head.  Occasionally, just for fun, Casey would also pull my hair.  I swear, I have way too much help around here some days.

Casey being sweet to Maisie

I’ve also started filling the dumpster.  It’s mostly a lot of big old tubs and buckets that the goats have destroyed.  They just don’t fit in regular garbage pickup.

Popcorn (and Perdita behind) with some old buckets

Goose headed in for the night

I still have to get the chicken pen cleaned out, but I’m making progress!

Peacock

After a week of nice weather, we’re back to more seasonable temperatures.

Pretzel getting a drink

I had to plug the heaters back in all the water tubs.

Pretzel and Cutie

I am so grateful for heated tubs.  They do make it much easier.

I Love Fall

21 Oct

Fall really would be perfect if it weren’t for the higher worm risk in the goats.  Honestly, I love it.

Myson and Moose in pasture at sunset

Aurora and Odie

There are lots of walnuts for the squirrels.

I have very few trees that get brilliant colors.

I love harvest, even when it’s not my crops being harvested.

And we’ve gotten into real fall, even though we’re still warmer than usual. I have to say, I’m also excited about the fall photo shoots I have scheduled.  I’ve been scouting locations.

at my mom’s place

And I’ve been preparing for the newborn shoot.  Honestly, I’m not used to pink and lace.

I also am going to take full advantage of a late October baby.

My mom made me a newborn candy corn hat (being modeled by a doll)!

I’m so excited for this shoot!  I swear, if I could fill my schedule with newborn shoots, I would totally do it.