It’s been an exciting winter for us so far.
We managed to get our pole barn up at the last minute this past fall, and it’s a good thing since Mother Nature decided it was time to give us one heck of a winter. Between the cold, snow, and wind we haven’t gotten much else done, just trying to keep everyone warm, their water dishes from freezing, and not getting frost bite ourselves.
We started lambing and kidding the end of January, beginning February and so far so good. We’ve had five lambs, six goats, and six litters of rabbits born.
The Kids are colorful:
The lambs are mischievous; the chocolate lamb keeps jumping up on top of the backs of the ewes in with him.
The rabbits are cute, but little piggies
We’ve also made some additions to our flock, a trio of LaManchas
And a few young Boer/Keiko crosses that are built like little tanks
People have been moved to new pens due to weather, new additions, a hungry fox problem, and the fact that some just don’t like the pens they were in.
Such as our female rabbit, who decided to escape her pen to run around the garage. Perhaps we should pen her back up but she’s been cleaning up spills, terrorizing the boys, and being just to funny to want to lock her up.
Mr. Badger on the other hand didn’t’ like the fact that we removed him from his girls, so he decided to jump his fence, and then jump the girls fence, and with the fact his legs could get tangled, or he could hurt himself on the ice we just left him.
It’s been an interesting winter so far, filled with many learning experiences, and some adventures. We are sure it’s just going to keep getting crazier, but we can’t wait.