Friday, January 15, 2016

Just a little snow

It looks like the snow has finally stopped.  Before letting the girls out for the day, we cleared a trail leading to the hay crib (goat girls) and scratch (chickies).  To see if they would voluntarily walk in the snow, a right angled path was cut.  Sure enough, rather than getting their feet mussed, the little goat girls carefully picked their way down the trail.  It should be said that the snow in the pasture is not much more than a few inches deep.
Stay on the path Jellybean!  Snow monsters might be hiding in those drifts!

Wadya mean Back Up?  You Back UP!

Guess this is why we call them Princesses.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Windy days and rearranging the furniture

Winter has finally arrived in the Northeast.  Although we had a wee bit of snow around Thanksgiving, the storms have been steadily sifting for the last few days.  Just before the drifts arrived, high winds  pushed the warm weather, trees, and other things away.

One of the items, much to our surprise, was the 250 lb calf hut that was strapped down in the pasture.  During the night, winds were clocked in excess of 45 mph.  Apparently this was accompanied by swirling air currents which were just enough to lift the hut like an over sized box kite and send it sailing into the pasture 30 feet away.  I was grateful that the goaties were are tucked into their snug little beds inside the barn.  I was also grateful that I didn't have to go searching for it in the wood or in the next county!
I think I'm beginning to understand why the goatie-girls aren't all that keen about the wind!