Monday, November 5, 2012

And so it begins...

Breeding season that is.
November 1st, we started putting Perseus in with Abilene and Esmeralda. We either put Perseus in the girls field, or we put the girls over in the boys field (we put Fubar and the other boy goats in the back field then).

So far the girls have been terrified of Perseus. Perseus is really interested in them, but he's not trying to mount them, he just wants to be next to them; so it's really sad to watch the girls run from him.

We're keeping a watch on Annabell and Dorothy, waiting for them to go into heat (hopefully this year Dorothy doesn't wait until December 26th to go into heat).

I've been working on getting the a separate stall built for Abilene and Esmeralda. Right now they're sharing a stall with Dorothy, Naomi, and Tianna. They're getting along fine, but when the lambs are born, they're very small and we don't want to risk the goats stepping on them, that and we don't want to risk the goats ramming the pregnant ewes.

I also have been working on the chicken coop.
There was a front coop and a back coop, divided by a 2x4 that went across the door way, to get into the back we had to duck under (a big pain in the winter time when you have a million layers on in addition to coveralls.)...So I had dad cut that for me, I then moved the nesting boxes to the back. Hung the chicken water in the back stall. Fixed and secured the heat lamp (it's not all ready for when the time comes). Now all I need to do is clean the stall, but to do that I have to have straw, which we still need to get....

We're getting more square bales in tomorrow (if everything goes according to plan...)...I think that's all I have to say....till next time!

Your Country Rose,
Gabrielle W.
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalms 37:23-24

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