30 Mar 2012 3 Comments
29 Mar 2012 3 Comments
Bottlefed as a lamb, Kat is always one of the first sheep to greet me when I come into the pasture. She’s very chatty. She doesn’t say baaa, she says maaa. Often and loudly. See how smooth she is? She’s a hair sheep. When the shearer comes in a week or two she’ll watch happily from the sidelines.
27 Mar 2012 Leave a comment
Jessica (our cow) and Milos (one of our karakachans) enjoy a springtime nap under a stand of trees. He naps a lot during the day because he’s up at night keeping everyone safe. His sister FiFi is a little wary of Jessica, I’m sure it’s because of her size. Milos keeps her in line, he doesn’t let her bully anyone. They obviously are comfortable around each other.
26 Mar 2012 1 Comment
Lambs love to play by butting heads. So do the kids. The sheep kind of grow out of it but will still use their heads to protect themselves. We still see our grown goats challenging each other on occasion for no apparent reason. Maybe it’s just for fun… like when they were kids.
25 Mar 2012 4 Comments
Gigantic green eggs are normal around here, but we found this weird tiny little brown one in with the others. That’s a U.S. quarter for a size comparison. I’m sure it’s just a tiny chicken egg but it made us wonder if a dove or a quail snuck into our barn and left us a present.
24 Mar 2012 6 Comments
23 Mar 2012 3 Comments
Summer gets formula everywhere! She’s very slobbery when she eats. It’s probably why feeding time usually attracts the dogs, goats and cow. Goat formula smells just like baby formula. I wonder how much difference there is?
21 Mar 2012 5 Comments
Beatrice finally had her lamb, a real cutie! She was getting pretty rotund. She had a little ewe, we named her Victoria. Her offspring, like last year’s Eugenie, are being named after British royalty. Beatrice’s mom came from another farm and was named 602. I like our naming convention much better.