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Wow, it's been awhile.....

Posted by Alina on October 13, 2011 at 7:35 PM

The goats are growing like weeds.   We finally castrated SunFire, poor little guy.  Amazingly he is still a very friendly goat.  He will  be filling the gaps in our freezer soon, unless he finds a nice pet home.  I think he is going to be a nice, big fancy looking fellow.  I would love to see him trained to a cart, what a statement he would make in a parade!!  

Fall has passed us by without much warning.  Although the weather is still somewhat warm.  The peak color lasted only about a week.  The trees are mostly bare here now.  I really did want to share some pictures of the color, I guess that's not to be this year.  I have however been raking up buckets full of leaves for the goats.  It's like a wonderous treat for them.  Nice dry leaves are good, I'm hoping the rain holds off so I can continue to give them some more leaves.  Once everything gets too wet, the concern is molding so I'll avoid them then. 

Finally got all the hay into the loft, now THAT is a pretty sight.  Bob is loving his very own giant kitty jungle gym.  We still have to get the doors back onto the loft.  Bob goes running full tilt around the loft and then skids on the loose hay.  I keep telling him if his timing is off, he's going to end up flying out one of those doors.  I really do hope he'll land on his feet if he does.  We are just about ready to put the roof onto the barn addition in the horse pasture, Bob's going to love that .  Currently he is walking the boards like some type of tightrope walker.  Wondering though if we'll have our own "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" this summer? 

Got another load of firewood and stacked up 3 face cords today.  The back porch and the inside rack are both  filled right up so we are ready for that first blizzard. 

We had a very nice family get together with Greg's family last weekend.  It was our first "party" here at the house.  It was a gorgeous day with a very nice group of people.  Wonderful potluck food too!!

One more addition to the farm:  Belle the Belgian.  She's an absolute dream.  She is a 15 year old ex-Amish work horse.  She drives and rides.  Been sitting in a pasture for the last year and Greg jumped right on her and rode her home right down the road.  We took her out for a trail ride yesterday...I LOVE LOVE LOVE her.   She's got the best "Whoa" I've ever experienced!!  Lots of verbal training, I'm guessing that is from her years as a farm horse.  I can't wait to hook her to a cart.  We ground drove her and that sure was fun. 

 

 Halloween is coming up.  Got all the decorations up....lights (almost like Christmas around here), pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, spider webs and of course costumes.  Buddy Love our Jack Russel Terrier is not a fan of Halloween.  The costumes tend to rub him the wrong way.  While the big dog Bailey gets the cool skeleton costume, Buddy gets to be a purple and pink monkey :)  You know - I wonder how goats would take to costumes?  Horses?  Oh what FUN I could have.  Anybody wondering if maybe I have too much time on my hands?  

 

Until next time.......

Categories: Goats, Family, Around the farm

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