We talk about pastured goats here, and grazing, but the real term for how goats eat is browsing. Today the goats are finally eating in goat "style". They are loving the brambles and wild roses. That they relish those thorns amazes me. Fat bellies tonight.
Day one of weaning was a bit rough with a lot of baaing and screeching. By morning two though, the boys were bonding more than before, which will be good for their move on Sunday. Today they cried a little and then realized that they had the best grazing in days - all for themselves. They were too busy eating to complain till night time when they missed their moms again.
Lets just say we leave the barn quickly in the evening before the mayhem begins again.Aidan and Andouille are going to be missed.
Here comes the moving van.Our driver Brian gets ready to unload. What a smart uniform he wears. Ah! Its actually our new Game Warden.
VIDEO OF PHEASANT RELEASE
A new family of birds again no less. These birds are ready to nest and are part of the Pennsylvania Game Commission's breeding and hunting program. We are not a regular place for them to stock, but it seems there were some spare birds, and we have a suitable spot for them to nest. Lets hope for some happy pheasant families to join the robins.This is the male who seems to have claimed the left side of the hill. This fellow has the right hill, and I think the majority of females. They flew and ran so quickly I lost count, but I think eight females were with the two males.There were a few eggs in the crates although they are slightly damaged. If the membrane is still okay, I wonder if we can incubate them. Twenty one days from now we could really confuse the hens with baby pheasant.
On our window sill. On the second floor.A robin has taken over an abandoned nest that was built at least three seasons ago. It was built. Blew off. Rebuilt, and then abandoned.Yesterday morning, I went to water plants on the window sill and startled the bird, who startled me. When I took the first look, there were two eggs. By afternoon, there were three.This afternoon there were four. I have yet to get a picture of her on the nest, but now that I closed the wooden blinds, I hope to sneak up sometime and catch her before she flies off. I do hope she stays long enough to hatch her young. We have a great view of it from inside the house. She has a great view too.
(Work In Progress)I've been working on this for a while and the recent rain helped me get the squares completed. It really started with this frog fabric and grew from there. I think I have the squares ready to put in rows. Just need the time!
The blog is really notes to my friends, old and new, to let you know what's going on in our lives. Its also a diary of sorts for myself. It started at the farm in Ligonier, PA, hence the name, but now life and work has moved us back to Connecticut,
I've always taken lots of photos and sent postcards from everywhere we travel, just to keep in touch. Email took over and then the digital camera.
Instead of me plugging up your email, you can check in when you have the time.
And yes, another town with the same problems as any other!!!
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A crack in the storm clouds spotlights the farm
Twin Bucklings born 12 31 11 and Triplet Bucklings born 1 8 12
Adeline, Shown by Julia, 0-6 Month Doe 4-H Blue Ribbon Winner
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