This week on the farm has been busy for us, and we did our hoof trimming for the older goats. Unfortunately, they still hate this activity, no matter how often I trim their hooves. They are just like little kids, and they hate holding still well you cut their nails—such big babies. We also had two fridges die this week, and thankfully, we had the one the house came with still. It is smaller, but it keeps our food cold. The one in my basement was my milk fridge and my animals’ supplies—what a heartbroken thing to happen. We also have meat in the freezer. Thankfully, our big fridge upstairs noticed it and got everything in there saved. When it rains, it pours, and this week we have had a lot of rain, some better than others. Oh, the rain, we are so thankful for the shower. The beautiful rainbows after the storms have been so lovely. I was finally outside and got a photo of a goat and a rainbow in the same images. Yay. But Foxy would not hold still, so she is blurry or out of focus in every shot. Ha-ha, got to love cell phones. I do not take my pro camera out when it has been raining as I do not want to chance any damage, but dang it, I know I would way better photos of the animals. So I need to get it out more often and capture them.
We have been working on getting baby goats ready for new homes. Many of the baby goats have already started to go. We have loved having the baby goats and puppies, but we are looking forward to fewer chores each day. Bottle feeding and making sure each animal gets enough love and affection is not an easy job, but it is a gratifying one, that is for sure. This week we cleaned out the baby goat pen, and man cleaning wellbeing jumped on is not fun. So I put all the babies on the trampoline. It was so funny. I posted it and got a call saying I have seen many things in my day, but I have never seen baby goats on a trampoline. But man, it worked great, and I knew where all 20 baby goats were. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do to get work done.
The pigs love my new job, and they get excited when they see me pull in. They have learned I bring home yummy in a bucket for them, so now they are super happy to see me pull in. The goats already knew the van brought yummy stuff. I am a cherished mom when I get home. I get greeted by all the animals, and our kids are ready for love. Dad is probably the happiest to see me so he can get home help. That doesn’t complain as much, hehe
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