We had a couple of mutineers get loose today.
Here's one of them, Splash. She found nirvana in the spillover from the feeder.
Suzie, the tiniest of the grown hens, also got out. She discovered yesterday that she fits right through the gap between the gate and the fence pole in the henspa yard. She has been going in and out at will.
I don't know how long Lilly's reserve can last, so today, I blocked the entrance with a bucket. The SECOND I showed up to move the bucket and go in, Suzie darted out this afternoon, followed by the white mutineer above as I opened the gate to carry a bucket out.
They are both back in now.
Do you see the straw in the middle of the picture above? Those are the German Butterball potatoes I covered up Monday. Can you see how far they grew in two days?
I cut the center of the pasture tonight, to keep the weeds from coming up and blooming in the middle, where we need to re-seed this fall. Troy is going to loan me his aerator at the right time, so I can aerate and then put down new seed. As you see, parts of the pasture still have good grass.
This is looking east, towards the Spehar's ponds.
You can just barely see Mr. Spehar's beautiful vegetable garden, and his new greenhouse on the left.
Kathy-next-door brought Catherine, Austin and Aaron over to play with the little goats.
My gosh, the goats were happy!
Austin and Aaron had a go at feeding them. Kaycee is there... he likes to kneel down while he is eating.
The babies LOVE Kathy, every time she comes over they want to be on her.
As the sun began to set, we all walked over to see if we could convince Splash to go back in.
Kathy loves flowers like I do, so we talked about splitting these iris in the fall, and I'll give her some of each clump. I'm just so pleased with these, I bought them from a lady here in Leavenworth County a few years ago, she sells them from her yard, unnamed.
Last night, two people suggested that we have our vet disbud while the babies are being neutered next week. I'm going to talk to her admin tomorrow and find out if that can be done.
I know someone else also made a comment that they can't believe we're having a vet do the job... I think elastrators are inhumane, that's my reason and I'm sticking to it.
These little guys have really stolen our hearts!