Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Sunny Day On The Homestead

I have to admit I have been making good use of these beautiful, warm, sunny days. I am spending most of the time outdoors either catching up on chores or just sitting in the sun with whatever animals wander over to enjoy it with me. Baby Lexie is growing like a weed! Her mommy Sissy will be staying here for a bit before going back to her owner. I have done a little trading and Lexie will be calling Hidden Haven home! Traded a pig for her and believe me I got the better end of the trade. Her mommy Sissy will stay here until Lexie is weaned.

Sissy is a loving and watchful mommy to Lexie and actually growls like a dog at me when I pick Lexie up. She makes sure to stay right next to me while I have her baby.
I also have 2 other pregnant goats from the same owner. He will be taking them home when they kid and I have promised myself not to get attached to their babies. This is Brownie and will be her first kidding.

And this is little Andy smiling. He thinks he is a big buck and loves to head butt the other goats.

And these are my helpers. I was putting fresh bedding in the stalls and goat houses and everyone decided to "help"

The little white goat in the back with the beard is Nannie. She is the other goat I am taking care of till she kids. She is a old pro at kidding so she won't need any help from me.  I have spent way too much time in the goat pens today and didn't get other things done. Tomorrow I will have to spend some time in the chicken pens cleaning the laying boxes and putting in fresh straw. The rabbits are due to start having babies so will be spending time with them making sure things are going smoothly. It is suppose to be nice all the way through next week with Friday's temp being 78F! With these temps in February I can only imagine how hot and humid it will be this summer.
Don't forget to count your blessings! Even those that are hidden and hard to see.


Granny said...

Awe, Lexie is adorable. I can't imagine you not getting attached to any of the animals that are born on your place. I'd be the same way though.

Anonymous said...

Precious pictures to bring a smile this morning, Peggy. That Andy has quite the personality; I love that little fella'.
We are enjoying this taste of spring too.

amelia said...

Lexie is just beautiful and it's so wonderful to see the love between her and her mum. It warms my heart on this otherwise rotten day...
Thank for posting Peggy..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI There, We are home after a few days with friends in North Carolina, near one of your favorite places, Franklin. I surely do love that area...I know you do too.

How do you not get attached to the baby goats? Lexie is adorable --and Sissy is a great Mama...

Hope you are having a good week.

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures! I had a doe that made some kind of noise at me when holding her kids.


JoyceAnn said...

Awww ~ She's so precious and looks like her mother. She's a lucky little goat to be able to stay at Hidden Haven , maybe I'll get to meet her soon.
I'm still waiting , hoping the full moon will make my girls go into labor , reckon that works for goats (LOL).

~ Blessings ~

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

We had unseasonably warm "spring-like" weather the last few weeks, but we are now back to our typical wet/windy Oregon winter. Momma and baby are very sweet together. My momma sheep isn't near that "patient" with her twins.

DayPhoto said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH how wonderful! Darling! I just love how you capture the truth about animals!