Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Been a Real Busy Week...

....and it's only Wednesday. 

Before I tell about our busy week,  I want to share a lovely photo, at least I think so, with you. 

I have always loved seeing a flock of geese on pasture.  I think it's beautiful.    No, this is not my farm, but I did take the photo.   The flock of pastured geese is something I definitely want on my farm.  It's a work in progress, as most of our fencing is still barb wire, but we're gradually replacing it all with woven wire as money and time allows.

All of Monday was spent moving new ducks, chickens, and goats from their old home to our place.  It was wet,  cold,  and over cast all day.  Then Sandy pummelled us all night long. 

The morning after Sandy, everything was so wet, flooded, and muddy.  It doesn't help that it's been a steady drizzle the whole time, as well. 

Where I couldn't convince the goats to LEAVE the barn.......

I couldn't convince the ducks to go IN the barn!   They preferred the mud puddle!

This is Spike, and he was enjoying an early morning after storm romp on a stump.

The girls thought he'd lost his mind......

Just tell me you brought my breakfast...I'm positive that's what she was thinking. 
We spent all of yesterday repairing fence and barn stall boards that the goats had literally ripped apart, the Spike and the other guy yet unnamed that is, who tore their way through the barn wall to get in with the girls.  Nice. 

We baked cookies, made potato soup for dinner (which was nom nom nom and had a white cream base),  hauled some hay home, and then tucked everyone in for the night.

Today will be another busy, farm chore filled day.  Kids are also having their annual Halloween parties at school today, so there was an air of excitement this morning as they dressed and pulled their chosen costumes on over their school clothes.

Stay as dry as possible everyone!


  1. AWSOME! I must come and visit you and your farm. You going to breed those goats to sell?

  2. Yes, Tara. The girls should already be bred, actually. Due to kid end of March or first week in April. :)