Augusta is one of our original three ewes we purchased in 2008. Her lambs are never far away from her. It’s unusual to get this close to a sheep without a herding dog in the background of the photo. She’s very curious and friendly and doesn’t mind having her head scratched.
08 Aug 2011 Leave a comment
06 Aug 2011 5 Comments
Thistle’s got beautiful flowers and deadly thorns. This one is about 4.5 feet tall. We don’t have a lot of it, thankfully, and recently bought a sprayer to treat it. Our goats actually ignored it until it started flowering, now it’s apparently a tasty treat. It reminds me of the movie Braveheart. :-)
05 Aug 2011 Leave a comment
Jessica’s been hanging out by herself in the trees on the far side of our pasture. With the heat we’ve been having, she appears to be a very smart cow! We’ve been meeting her over there every day and working on getting her to eat sweet feed from a bucket. That’s been very successful. She now comes running in the morning when she hears us because that means breakfast.
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03 Aug 2011 4 Comments
Bindi was spayed last week and we were allowed to bring her home for some pampering soon after her surgery. We tucked her into her kitty bed but she kept venturing out and about while still under the influence of her meds. I don’t think she would have passed a sobriety test!
01 Aug 2011 Leave a comment
Misshapen and a little lumpy on one end, this is one of our new Americauna chicken’s first egg. We purchased them as newborn chicks in February and figured they would start laying in July and they did. Yes, it’s a little dirty. We don’t wash them until the day we take them to market. Washing fresh laid eggs removes a coating on the egg shell that seals its pores and helps keep bacteria from getting inside the shell and reduces moisture loss from the egg inside. We found another first egg this morning, a green one. Yay!