More adventures on the farm.
So yesterday we managed to get the grainery/strawbale barn cleaned out. Found way to many mouse nests. With mice still in some. No I’m not afraid of mice. Just not thrilled with them eating holes in things. And going potty on everything.
Cocoa our dog loves to chase them. She’s managed to get a few.
Then later that day we had tball practice. That went well. J got to play catcher and first base. He’s gotten so much better this year.
After that was done we had to head and get our newest farm addition. The drive was nice. I did use Google maps. Cuz well me and directions don’t see eye to eye. Honestly maps and I don’t mesh well either. Ask hubby how it’s gone for him when asking me to be in control of the map/directions. Ha!
I must say that field road was pretty fun. It wasn’t to over grown with weeds. And we still managed to get to our destination. I think that’s what counts.
But anyways. We arrived at the gals house a tad early. So we decided to back track to town and grab a snack.
We got back to her place to sit and wait and wait and wait. She was suppose to be there at 8 then it was 8:30ish. Then I don’t know. She didn’t arrive till 9:15pm.
Not great for us being that i still needed to milk. J needed to get to bed. I’d still need to get Remington our newest member settled in at our place. Not to mention the drive home.
Such is life. After getting Remington in our crate. Her showing me her goats. She’s also into the minimanchas. So if she ends up with some registered ones I may purchase some. So that I can get the herd I want.
We didn’t get home till 10:30. I drug my kidding pen into the garage for the night. So that way if Remington got out he’d still be in the safety of the garage.
And low and behold. Remington jumps clear outta the pen. Thankfully he’s super tame so he was easy to catch. I put him back in his pen. Turn around and he jumps right back out. He gives you this look like what I’m just gonna follow you around. No problem.
I had to give J the job of watching Remington in his pen. So to keep him from jumping out. That way I could milk.
Milking done. I then grabbed my little doeling that will be Remingtons pen mate for now. I thought he’d stay in the pen now that he had a buddy. Nope I was wrong. He stuck his nose up at her. And jumped right out.
Seriously. I’ve owned goats for 3 years now. I’ve never had such an issue. I’m grateful he’s tame so I could get him back in. I had to put a top on the pen to stop the jumping out.
Once the top was in place the kids settled down for the night. The little doeling wasn’t to pleased this was the first time away from her mom. But she’s fine now. She calls for her mom from time to time.
This was a great thing for my doeling (sadly she’s not named yet.) But she has tamed up. She doesn’t run from us now.
This morning both kids are good. I think I’ll keep them in their pen till Thursday. Since the weather isn’t very good today. And I have to be gone tomorrow.
Not gonna lie though I’m exhausted. I didn’t get to bed till midnight. Then was up at 5 switching laundry around. And getting hubby off to work.
Now J has his friend over for the day. So hoping it goes well.
But I’m must run and keep an eye on them both. To make sure boredom doesn’t strike. Ha!
This is Remington. I’ll get better pictures of him later today once I’m not tending to two 6 and a half year olds.
This is my little doeling. As you can see they haven’t quite warmed up to each other yet. Sleeping on opposites sides of their pen.
These two will be a breeding pair. I’m curious to see what their kids will look like. I truly hope they get their dad’s blue eyes.