What does this picture say to you?

It may look innocent enough but it's a real trouble maker. See that little tan guy behind the black one? He was the first goat I saw as drove by the front pasture on March 14, 2013 (I'll tell you why the date is significant in a minute.) He was grazing in the front pasture, …

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Black and White Goats

For this go-round I was able to capture pictures of two goats: Emily and Loretta. I have others but these two cooperated. Emily is in the green collar whereas Loretta is in the purple collar. Emily in green collar.   Emily in green collar.   Emily in center.   Emily in green collar.   Emily …

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Getting back into the swing of things

I moved a few goats around yesterday. Two particular doelings are too thin so I put them in the back barn so I can watch them more closely. Besides (our horse), there are fewer goats back there so they'll not be pushed back from the hay stack. The two transferees, Natalie and Ginger,  haven't met …

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We’re all making tracks in the ice

This snow/ice storm is taxing on everyone, including me and Bob.  Sigh ... just like everyone else in this storm. We're thankful that our families are warm, safe, and comfortable. But the babies will be warmer in the back barn. It has smaller stalls for critters that need more attention. THEY may not want the …

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Conversing with Mother Nature

ANOTHER snow system? Goody. Look Mother Nature, out here at the ranch, we need running water in all the barns, so please keep the temperature above 35. Otherwise I have to haul water buckets to four different pens. Do you know how much water weights? Yes, of course you do. Sorry, I wasn't thinking. Well, …

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Now that you have poop in your hand, what’s next?

Somewhere in Internet land is a comment about falling in muddy pasture dirt in the chicken area. Lost it. Can't find those comments anywhere. In lieu of starting over, I'll just move on. Last year we had several paths of rock strewn around the barn. No more falling in the chicken yard for me. I …

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