Tag Archives: Xerxes

Holy Crazy Hormones

14 Oct

This past week was the time for me to give my girls shots to bring them into heat and mix them with the boys.  The hormones here are a bit crazy.  The girls are swarming around the bucks.

Sam is happy.

Fionn is happy.

Xerxes–not so much.

He lost his girls and ripped his ear.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time hobbling the pen around the greenhouse back together.

I did at least put Cutie back in with him for company, but I let Ava stay out.  If everyone settles, I think we’ll have sixteen girls due to have babies on the week of spring break.

Edit:  I just came back in from the barnyard.  Make that seventeen for spring break babies if they all settle.


The Boys are Restless

7 Sep

I still have Ollie and the three bucks penned up north.  Ollie is pretty mellow and content.


I was surprised to notice that Sam is just as tall as Fionn anymore.  The bucks are a bit more anxious to get back to their front pasture.  I don’t think they’re happy with running low on grass and having to eat hay so early.

Sam, Fionn (back) and Xerxes

Or Fionn might just be trying to beat the fence down to get to the girls.

Pretty sure Fionn wants the girls.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

Nugget on the Loose

30 Aug

The nugget has gotten big and brave and decided to go exploring outside the chicken pen.


There might be some dangers outside the pen.

Xerxes and Sam

Run, Nugget! Run!

Don’t worry.

Nugget made it back in with mama Phoenix.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.