“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Taste of Sun

Ah! The warmth of the sun.
We are surrounded by FEET of snow that we can't traverse, but we are adoring the sun today. We took the goats out for recess, but the snow is so deep, and getting heavier as the day gets longer and warmer, so they can't stay out all day. We don't have another gate cleared that we can open to a field. Even if we could, the kids are just too short and light, and someone would get stuck or hurt. There's been no way to get a surface cleaned. By doing the routine we have, I'm hoping that we work a large enough space down with traffic, so that soon there is room for them to mill around and play.So we took the kids outside to feed them their grain, and get some air. Same routine that we have been following since getting snowed in two weeks ago. It makes for a longer chore time, but probably worth the healthier air in the barn, and healthier animals down the line.

BELOW: VIDEO OF THE KIDS COMING UP THE ALLEY WITH DAVE video


VIDEO OF THE TWEE AND BREES AND THE KIDS FOLLOWING AROUND IN THE SNOW

Brees and Twee are the first goats you see. Brees gets put up on the spool.
videoTwo week old Brees doesn't hold back, now that he's gotten over the shock of the cold. His mother Twee really doesn't ask anyway. She definitely has stall fever, and longs to get outside with the other adults.If you're light enough, like Brees, getting stuck isn't an issue.
You just have to make it up ON the snow.You can make all sorts of adorable little hoof prints on top of the snow......and chase your own shadow.
And if you are bigger, and stuck up to your chest in snow like Kato, chasing a twig of fir is an issue, but worth the struggle.Later this evening, Jock was guarding the wheelbarrow, while it waited to go to the barn for a load of firewood.Just past the barn, we noticed a hint of color in the clouds. Another warmer day tomorrow?

1 comment:

Deere Driver said...

Sorry folks! I don't know what happened to the first video.

I'll try and fix it IF I get a chance. More snow and stuff coming!!!!!