Thursday, January 23, 2014


Okay, I think I have had enough of this cold weather and snow.  Yesterday morning it was 12 below zero.  This morning it is just zero.  It is so cold Cora Bell wouldn't come out of the barn first thing this morning.  By the time I did all my chores, she did come out and started her rounds.

Our barns are insulated but no heat in them. I worry about my goats in this cold, cold weather.  We try to keep warm water for drinking twice a day and plenty of hay.  Everyone is okay this morning.  My neighbor lost one of her precious yearling does yesterday to hypothermia.  So please take extra care of your goats in this weather.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Goats in the Snow

I close the girls and boys up at night in cold weather.  As you can see the doors are still closed this morning.  I will be letting them out in a just a minute. 
Okay girls come out in the snow with me.  These chickens were born under the barn last spring.  They still roost there at night.  One of them did venture in the snow a little distance and then went back under the barn. Topaz was the only goat that would come out for pictures this morning.  She is such a sweetheart.

Snow this morning

We have about 4 inches of snow on the ground right now and it is still snowing.  I am like a little kid (human) when it snows.  I just love the fresh snow and how quiet the whole world is with snow on the ground. I just love making foot prints in the fresh snow.  Got my camera out this morning for snow pictures. 
This is the gate going down to the barn.  No foot prints yet but I am coming though.  I usually let my chickens out first but they do not like the snow.  I tried tempting them with a piece of bread to come out for pictures.  But they looked but would not come out.  Well one of them came out just enough to get to the bread.

Here comes Thomas to greet me this morning.  He seems to like the snow.  Thomas was named by my grandson, Jett, after his favorite blue train.  Okay all you cat lovers, Thomas has free access to the barn too.