Monday, May 24, 2010

The winter from Hell

I think this has been our worst winter yet. We have had so many struggles on the farm, I'll be glad when we find our new home. We are still doing battle with the City of Eureka over keeping the goats. At least they have mostly left me alone since they know that we are looking for a new place. Last month we had to rehome 4 of my pets. I know that they have gone to a really good home though. Still, letting them go was really hard. Since my battle with the City started I have rehomed 10 of my pets.

We also lost a yearling doe this winter to a combination of hypothermia and pneumonia. That was a really hard loss, she had the potential to have a wonderful fleece, along with giving me super sweet babies. Then this morning I woke up to 2 feet of snow, and another yearling that was soaked to the bone and working on hypothermia. Really??!! TWO FEET of snow on May 24, Mother Nature needs to look at the calender.

We have been looking for a new home in Southern Utah where it is warm year round. I told Cae that we are not going to live in the snow again.I do have a lot to be grateful for though, and I know it. I still have some of my goats, and we did get one new baby delivered here this year with no problems. I still have my health, and a wonderful family. Now if winter would just end, and let summer begin.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Donald's friends move on

It has been a very sad month here for all of us. Donald's friends Kirrian and Acheron along with Daffy have had to leave us for greener pastures. I wonder sometimes who misses them more, me or Donald. I'm still going to teach Donald to pull a cart this summer, so I'll be sharing all that fun.

Caedon got a new friend a couple months ago a Boer/Nubian weather. He and Donald have become very good friends of late, so at least Donald isn't alone. With warmer weather I'll be working with MoeJo to teach him what Donald knows already. The best part of having to teach a new baby is that Donald gets a refresher course. So check back and see where we are with our babies, and share what you are doing with yours.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Donald has moved back with the goats

After being inside for 6 weeks, Donald has moved back out with the others. He doesn't really think it's a good idea though. When I feed he runs right out of the pen and follows me just like he did when he was inside. I feel so bad for him, every time he sees me he cries until I at least pet him a bit through the fence.

I didn't realize just how much I enjoyed having the little cuddle bug inside until he went back outside. I'm glad that his leg is better, but I miss having him with me all the time.