We gave the goats to Farmer Johnson, and look what we saw at his barn! Jake loved playing with them! These Great Pyrenees mixed breed pups are HUGE! They are about five weeks old and weigh roughly twelve pounds each. These are going to be big dogs when they're full grown!
We have goats again at Striving Acres! I borrowed this pair of pygmy does from a friend who is in the process of moving and just isn't ready to take the goats to the new place yet since they are currently going back/forth each week to box up the old house and move into the … Continue reading We have goats again!
While getting hay at a nearby farm, this little lady was loose and very interested in what we were doing on HER farm! LOL I called the farmer and asked if I should put her back in the barm, but he said she'd just be right back out when I turned away. LOL
After much thought and consideration, Goat went to a new home on Tuesday afternoon...thus ends our foray into goats on the farm... ...for now...
Beef got out again Thursday night by jumping the fence. He literally jumped a 4' tall fence. Ted grabbed a gate from the barn and rigged it up with some tie straps inside the pasture and a piece of plywood outside the fence. It was pretty dark when we got Beef back in the pasture … Continue reading The great escape parts 2 & 3
The neighbor called last night to say. "You probably already know this, but your cow and steer and goat are all out and running loose down here." ! !!!! NO! I did NOT know that!!! I grabbed my boots, yelled at Sahara to watch Jake, and ran out the back door. I ran into Ted … Continue reading The great escape
I got the Terrible Twosome initially as companion animals for a future dairy goat (which became Bessie when I saw her at the flea market the following spring). Now that we have Beef, we really don't need companion goats. The problem is that I saw how attached Bessie was to the goats when one of … Continue reading Decisions
The Terrible Twosome is no more. Laughing at me because she was warm and I was cold... I was running errands when Jim, the neighbor who helps out around the farm, called my cellphone. He found one of the Twosome half under a round hay bale. He said it looked like the bale rolled on … Continue reading And then there were three…
It's cold enough (-20 this morning on the way to surgery) that the water tanks freeze and stay frozen. Ted bought another tank heater and threw it in the other water tank. He had to bust up the ice - even with the heaters - with a big 2x4. I just keep reminding us all … Continue reading Winter water