Update on little Danielle, the goat that thought she could fly and realized she couldn’t when she hit the ground with a heavy bump. The x ray confirmed our fears of a broken doeling but did not confirm our worst fears and although she is currently THE most miserable goat in the world, Maci Padin our wonderful goat vet from Port Orchard confirmed she is mendable..so we wait for her to mend. Meanwhile sister Alissia who does climb trees but somehow has as yet proved unbreakable went out to play with the sheep .Her new play mates have apparently caused a huge identity crisis and Alissia came back into the barn with the sheep and headed straight for their brand new feeders. The greedy little doeling must have thought all her Christmas’s had come at once as she beelined for the grain bin. Fortunately Lesley was close enough to divert Alissia who even more fortunately wears a collar and did a sliding stop before her nose made it to the food ( Alissia that is !!). A very reluctant and still hungry goat was unceremoniously returned to her quarters to share her own food with a lonely Danielle.
L and D are doing a great job of constructing the new amenities in the sheep pen. Apparently neither has previously constructed anything and are taking great pride in this achievement in the making. As yet, my understanding is that neither has missed the nail and hit the thumb, both still have 10 healthy digits…. but I believe it has been a close call. You can tell a farmer in the making when fantasies turn to using 2 hammers at once!! Thanks to L and D, the sheep pen is taking on a whole new image, light bright and the feeders are poo free. What more could a sheep want……ok….Rodney the rampant ram!
I continued my war with the weeds. The only saving grace of this particularly thankless job is…I am the chickens number 1 person, especially when a wheelbarrow full of weeds arrives for dessert. It’s great to be loved..even by a chicken. Smile
I need some feedback, there are readers out there who wait with bated breath for Lamb Chops next photograph and there are some..in the minority, who want to know why we torture the lamb. Clearly Lamb Chop does, for sanitary reasons need his butt washed and equally clearly Lamb Chop doesn’t appear to object, particularly when carrot morsels are coming his way. What do you think ?
Someone called J who wants to remain anonymous but owns Roman the black gelding had her very FIRST riding lesson yesterday. WELL DONE Mrs J who wants to stay anonymous, we are very proud of you.
We appear to be having many visitors from Eastern Europe. We are very flattered that you are following antics on a farm so far away. Please let us know who you are, we love to hear about other cultures and farming practices.
Times up again, take care, keep safe, M