Twas the Night Before the Storm!

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We are expecting a major snow even over the next 2 days with 6-10″ of snow in the forecast. We were very fortunate that our hay guy was available today to deliver 100 bales so we could top things off in the barns.

The loft in the buck barn is now full! I think this loft holds around 18 bales.

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Dominic is very happy. When I went out to feed the boys this morning Dominic peeked out from inside the igloo, I’m happy that he has discovered how much warmer it is in there.

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The chickens were happy to see the hay guy because that means they get the extra sweepings tossed into their coop area.

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Killarney has all kinds of scars and swelling above his eyes from the ramming sessions that the boys were having last month. He has also been ramming the fence a lot lately to try and scare Bablo and Dominic away from his girls.

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The girls sheep barn is full to the rafters, I think over 100 bales are up in the loft safe and dry.

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Gardenia, Kia, and Ava are a bit more docile with Killarney running the flock, we will all be happy when the breeding groups are broken up.

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I think Gidget was bred last month on Romeo’s first attempt.

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Addison went into heat yesterday and has been shaking her tail at Romeo for the last two days. Pebbles (black and white) may have been bred a few days ago. She has such a soft voice compared to all the girls.

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Pebbles is my Mini-Alpine and I am really excited to see how much milk she produces next year.

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Romeo is very gentile and pays the girls a lot of attention. Here he is giving Addison kisses.

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I have no idea if Lara has been bred or not but she can’t wait to get back to the rest of the girls so she can be the head of the flock again.

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Hoss is also quite the gentleman as well. He doesn’t get pushy like Killarney or the other boys who were sent to freezer camp, he is still just a fluffy loveable lug.

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The girl’s goat barn is jammed to the rafters as well. I think there is just under 50 bales in the loft here. It should take quite a while for the 7 goats inside to eat it all.

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More kisses for Addison. I might have some problems this year if Gidget gives birth first as the “Queen” likes to make sure everyone knows she is boss.

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The loft in the ram barn is also full, this one holds about 35 bales. Once the breeding groups are broken up only Hoss and Killarney will be hanging out here so it should last quite a while.

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The extra bales that wouldn’t fit into any of the lofts are behind the barrier in the ram barn, a little extra never hurts.

Once the snow hits any hay replenishment has to be done via a wheel barrow traversing ice trails. This is not fun. I think the hay on hand should last us until well into March? I sure hope so.

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Azalea hopes the hay lasts all winter too. She is in with Hoss because Killarney is her father. As the lone Cascade in with two Icelandics she has to struggle a bit with their bossiness, but Hoss has overall been very nice to her.

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6 comments on “Twas the Night Before the Storm!

  1. Teresa says:

    Hope you all stay safe through the storm. I’m just hoping we get some measurable precipitation from it!

    • Chai Chai says:

      Teresa – I’m hoping the snow we get comes during the day tomorrow so the roads can get cleared for work Monday! Now that the hay is up some Christmas Cheer snow will be welcome.

  2. Donna says:

    We’ve still got no snow here, I’m waiting to get buried. I’m glad you got your hay organized and a good amount of it – always makes you feel safe and secure 🙂

  3. Mary Ann says:

    Gosh, it’s so convenient to have the hay right where you need it!

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