Sunday, June 17, 2012

Remember when they were little?

Back in April things around the goat yard were pretty calm.
And then they grew up.

Petunia and Peony

Eating has gotten a bit more difficult the taller they get.

Jack and Jill
Sweet William


Huey, Duey, and Louie

There are 10 more of them running around, but you get the picture.
When they were little they stayed around the goat house because momma would be back.

Now that everybody is big enough to follow their mommas around,
the day care center is closed.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

The 5 Minute Post Hole

This post is here because other people aren't so lucky to have real dirt for post hole digging.
Start with a Post Hole Auger imported from the great state of Kansas.
Make sure the inspectors have signed off on the work before you start. 
Otherwise they just get in the way.
By the way...
These pictures are from the beginning of May when the inspectors were only a week old.
It was their first job.
They have moved onto another position and are now learning the fine art of landscaping.

Back to hole digging.
Press down and turn the handle around and around  to dig it into the dirt.

Lift the auger out of the ground.

Dump the dirt out of the auger basket.
Oh look! 
A rock. That added 30 seconds to the dig.

Don't forget to get the post hole digging inspection completed.
Depth measurements are important.

Then take the inspectors for a ride... 
yeah, that didn't last long. They jumped out.

FabHub's Birthday Cake(s)

Somebody's been baking again.
Mini Pineapple Upside Cakes
Not quite what they looked like in the magazine.
Brown sugar, pineapples, and maraschino cherries.

Topped with pineapple flavored (or just plain yellow) cake mix and put in the oven. 

Loosened edges are important. Sorry top right corner cake.  
And shared with anybody I can get to eat them.

Friday, June 01, 2012

End of May Goats

February to May.
More than just a weather change at the goat feeders.
The new feeders are going to be off the ground.
Fewer feet getting in the food that way.

Daisy has another way of eating, when she can keep her head out of the fence.
She just climbs on top of the briers and goes at it.

This is FabHub and the bottle babies with the dogs.
They are about 2 weeks old in that picture.

Here they are at almost 4 weeks.
They look like a bunch of brutes don't they?
That is PM, AM, and Salvia.
They just finished eating, so they stood still for a minute to finish burping.
They all get 20 ounces of milk replacer with an egg mixed in it two times a day.
Thank goodness for friends with chickens!
They are getting fat compared to the others who eat off their mommies.
The bottle babies don't have to spend the whole day chasing after their dinner though.
Their's gets delivered.
They are growing good. So all is well.
After they finished looking at me to see if I had anything else for them they took off to play on the barrels. 
All of the babies seem to like jumping around on them so we turn them over during the day.
So far so good on keeping things going around here.