February 26, 2010

From the Barn...

Man, it is back to below freezing... Hubby said he doesn't ever remember Winter seeming so long! I would have to agree. It has been below freezing for so long (with the wonderful exception of a few days that hit like 34!). I can hardly wait for a constant above freezing temps!

In the barn, there is a lot of lazy days. I know some people leave their animals out in little shelters all year long, but in our front pasture where the girls hang out (2 pregnant goats and 2 pregnant sheep, hopefully pregnant anyways...), there is no shelters built up there. So when it is high winds like it is today, I just can't put them out to pasture! Each day we let the girls out of their stalls in the morning, and in the evening they go back in... Except on bad weather days!

Here are the Jacob girls trying to go outside, but QUICKLY realizing it is WAY too cold!

From the coop, this rooster is #2 in the chain of command, and right after this pic was taken was reminded of it by the BOSS rooster... Pecking order is DEFINITELY a viable term! Here they are enjoying breakfast:

Here are our goats, Rose & Riley, enjoying their breakfast...

An after breakfast massage! How nice! Rose LOVES to be scratched under her ears, and Deklyn loves to watch her big ears flop back. He laughed when he saw this picture:

Our Broiler chicks are getting bigger. They are 2 weeks old! I will get a picture of them next week....

Until next time, we will try to endure the 20 degree temps in the barn... Cold Muddy Boots, Warm Heart... Right? :)

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Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you are having endless days of cold. Summer WILL come... sometime. However, everyone in the barn LOOKS content.

Debbie said...

It looks like you are doing a great job at keeping all of your animals warm. The Jacob girls are absolutely beautiful! That is exciting to hear that they are pregnant. Do you and your husband planning on helping them to deliver them or will you have a vet to help? Have your children yet seen animals give birth? What a true educational experience. I sure hope that it warms up for you soon. It is snowing like crazy here and the snow mobiles are loving it. It is mostly wet snow that is not sticking. Our community thrives on snow and so if the temps would drop, the snow would stick and that would be fantastic considering we have only received 70 inches for the season and we usually receive 200 inches.

Joy ☺ said...

Can you believe that Colorado has been WARM?! I chose a good state. Although I'm ready for spring. I haven't been by in a while so I just thought I'd check up on you!