I haven't written much lately. Too busy/too much brain fog/not enough creative thought process. I'd like to share more frequently, even if it's just a brief story about what we saw that day.
Our "TV" has 12 "channels". We are currently the proud owners of:
- 1 cantankerous cow who gives false pregnancies
- 2 young pigs
- 1 emu
- 3 turkeys (hoping to have a tom for breeding, but so far we can't tell)
- 8 ducks
- 40 chickens
- 2 rabbits
- 1 Australian Shepherd puppy
- 1 cat
- 2 Barbados lambs
- 2 Alpine dairy goats
- 2 young Alpine does
- 1 Nubian dairy goat
- 3 young Nubian bucklings
- 2 other goats-rescued, not sure of their breed, mom and buckling
We discovered yesterday that the goats like the mesquite beans that fall from the trees that line the forest service property behind us. Many fall into the yard...more free food!
I'll close with the description of what we saw yesterday evening while milking/tending animals. The little bucklings-that are just now 3 weeks old-walk up a beam that used to be a cross beam for a shade structure, but it fell down on one end, so it's a perfect ladder for walking up to the roof of the shade structure. They go up and then jump down onto a big wooden spool. The young does get in on the action too and it's funny to see them all clambering for position on the beam.
Hopefully this will be the first of many farm tv reports-and more frequently too. If I think of it in the morning I may go out and take pictures of as many critters as I can. Pictures are always nice.