Not An Indoor Dog

Milos  sheds like crazy this time every year.  It’s like pluchking a chicken. He makes me realize why this NOT an indoor breed!  Can you imagine him on your couch?  He drools a lot, too.

Dragging A Goat

Hermione and Mina are the two goats I’m milking this year.  Mina is better than Hermione about being round up in the afternoon, it’s usually a struggle getting Hermione to come in.  Brian figured out a way to make it easy on us… we hook a lead to both of their collars and Mina leads her to the gate.   I love lazy farming!

I Like To Ride

Jack was a little apprehensive of the Mule at first, but once he got the hang of it he loads right up.  We see lots of bunnies and squirrels along our driveway, which causes great excitement!  We’ve taken him to visit a friend’s farm in our truck and he has a hard time staying in the back seat.

Meet Jack

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We got him home late Thursday night and he seems to have settled right in.  We’re keeping him on a lead until he figures out we’re his peeps and this is his home.  I took him to our vet this morning to have a microchip installed just in case.  Our cow Jessica is fascinated with him and our goats are terrified.  The sheep just seem pissed off that he’s here.  We haven’t taken him into the big pasture yet to meet the guardian dogs and wrangle our sheep.  Baby steps.  :-)

Exciting!

We’re heading to NC today to meet a young, fully trained herding dog.  It took over a week after Jenna’s passing for me to be able to contact the folks we received her from.  They told us they have a young trained dog available if we’re ready to welcome another dog into our home.   As it turns out, that was the same day one of our sheep got loose and we had spent the good part of an hour chasing her up and down our driveway.  If we didn’t have a farm and animals to move, I’m sure we would have waited.  But we do and it’s been difficult for the past few months.  We need a farming partner.  No photo today, but I’m planning on lots of photos over the next few days!

Typical Morning

Every morning when we go out to the pasture to feed our critters we’re greeted with this sight.  Since my two milking goats have spent the night across the driveway, their babies are anxiously awaiting their reunion.  Jessica waits patiently for her bucket of sweet feed.  Bella, who didn’t have a kid this year, looks longingly at the milking stand where Mina and Hermione will get an extra share of grain.  Our guardian dog wants his butt scratched before and after his breakfast.  The sheep ignore everyone.

Closer

About 20 feet off our back deck, the hawk rests on top of our wisteria and grapevine garden structure.  Unseen in this photo is the blue jay that was fussing at it.  I’m guessing the hawk got a little too close to a nest.

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