But I just couldn't stay away any longer...
This is NOT what I intended..
See Her in the shadows of the Bird feeder??
Momma cat is Stalking and killing birds...
April found something Good In there!!!
Our little Mille Fleur Roo..
He is cute as a button!
My other banties...
3 one the left are 2 hens and a rooster..
2 on the right my only silkie
which is a rooster and a hen that prefers him!
This is how they roost every night...
What Ethel thinks about being in confinement!!
But the effects of the Lutalyse apparently haven't wore off..
She keeps going after Abby every time we let her out..
So if she is out its under supervision till she can behave.
But otherwise she is doing great!
Little Ms. Dollie
Caught in Mid stretch!
She is coming around and will tolerate us Looking at her now.
She will even sniff my hand for food!
My Sunshine and her girl Pixy!
Sunshine is Pregnant..
She carries her babies very secretly!
Last 2 years by looking at her I guessed 2 she had 3.
Next time I guessed Maybe 2 and she had 4!!!
So I am not even bothering guessing...
Left-Sunshine and Pixy
Right-Katy and Hope
April being grandma to Katy and Mom to Hope is usually in this pic.
But she had her head in the hay...
Okay so technically I haven't Really blogged in a week... Just the short one to let you all know where I was at... Kara did draw that picture on the last blog. It was her Christmas Present to me... I had it labeled but it disappeared.. I felt so awful over the weekend thought I was just over tired but looking back I think I may have had a flu.. Or I got the rest I needed.. Woke up yesterday morning feeling great!..
We have 1 month and 1 week to first possible Due date! Going to go visit my Friend Brenda when her babies start showing up! Her first does are due to pop anytime now... Goat babies are the sweetest... Okay any baby is sweet.. But I am partial to goats..
I have been planning for spring here too. I have my rotational grazing all drawn out and I just need about 50 step in electric fence post, gate handles and a good warm Spring day. I have everything else! It was hard trying to figure out how to get the paddocks fairly even. I have 4 paddocks planned for the front pasture and 4-5 for the back pasture. I would like to go with managed intensive but that would take smaller paddocks and lots more post!.. So Rotational it is.. I will be rotating every 10 days till the 1st of August then depending on the pasture I may take them off till September to give it time to grow for grazing hopefully through December.
I will have to supplement with hay but that's okay I have a good source and since I have figured out how to manage big round bales its MUCH cheaper! Even with no pasture right now a round bale last almost a month. It cut my hay cost per year from over $2000 to $750.. And that is an Over estimate of how much hay I use.. I figure roughly 25 round bales a year feeding 16-25 full size goats, the rabbits and chickens get hay too..
I will also be extending my panel barn hopefully. I will add 2 more panel lengths to the front. I have just enough room right now. And next year when hopefully everyone will be bred I will need more room!
10 does having babies take a lot of space!
My one new year's resolution for my blog is to not talk goats SOO much!Lol I will try to add other stuff. You know like about the garden, chickens, and cooking.. Even though I am a sort of throw things together kind of cook! My longest plan time is usually that morning for the evening meal.. Now I do buy groceries and make list I try to keep things stocked.. I always thought the freezer meal thing is so cool but I am not that organized..
Okay WHO am I Kidding??? I don't do well with Resolutions.. 95% of my post will probably involve goats some how!