This would be Delilah.
SHE is the Problem.
She is dogging the baby again.
I'll spare you the view of her mounting.
Goat friends, this is accompanied by her tongue dangling, and constant grunting a particular sequence over and over. I'm afraid she'll hurt the baby, she is so much heavier. The baby has taken to hiding under the feeder in the goat pen to get some rest.
Tonight we are to go down to 7 degrees... very, very cold for this early in the season... and I want all of the goats to get some rest and be warm. I'll put Dee in the feed room with Butch if I have to.
Yesterday's fiasco... I had a sack of cat litter out on the porch for use on ice.
Kelly is pictured here, but I think it was Delilah that did it. I haven't even found the sack yet!
Again, the goats will be in the pasture permanently, as soon as the babies can't fit through the gate opening into the chickenyard. I hope that's soon.
The pump at the henspa was frozen this morning. It was frozen last night, too... I had to pour some hot water on it. I'll dry it off today as much as I can so I don't have to take hot water out in the morning.
A lot of the chickens were glad to stay inside. This is the heated waterer in the henspa... there is none in the old henhouse. I have to dump the water in there out overnight, so that I can refill them with warm water in the morning. I may go ahead and get another heater base next week for that side.
The ducks are so grateful for fresh water this time of year.
Because their pool is ice and slush, unusable.
The sun is out today, but it is only 27 degrees out.
The henspa hens and Ferdy don't care, they just want to get out for their hour every evening.
We even had two big visitors this morning, the other was just out of camera view.
And Michelle McMillen at Boulderneigh... this one's for you!
I thought these "sheep hues" reminded me so very much of your beautiful Shetlands!
These are from Design Seeds, whom I follow on Facebook.
Stay warm tonight, everyone!