Thursday, July 15, 2010

Always Mix a Little Rest in With Your Work

We have been blessed with beautiful weather.  I call beautiful weather a few days of sunshine followed by a little rain.  The rain has encouraged the fields to grow. We should be able to get two cutting of hay this summer.  We have gone with round bales instead of small bales.  Another experiment on our part.   Ted and I worked on fencing and a new home for a couple of randy bucklings.  Bucks are able to breed does when they are only 3 months old.  It was necessary to have a bachelor pad for these young men.  Edward is a wether and there for adult supervision. We  

The boys made themselves right at home. We took the turkey house and did a little relocation and renovation.  That night there was a bit of complaining.  Well, a lot of complaining.  They actually made a bit of a ruckus.  The boys had always been in the barn at night with their mothers. They now are safe and sound with electric fence to protect them. Edward has a sensitive stomach so I will give him a dose of Probios for a couple of days.  No other goats have problems on fresh pasture but Edward.  He's special.
After hot work there is always time for a little relaxation. Ted found out that the girls will not stay on the ground if there is an occupied hammock around.

Emma and Lucy don't have to wait on us to relax in the shade.
Stay cool. Remember to rest after hot work. Enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.What great advice!
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.


LindaSueBuhl said...

aha - randy bucklings - actually all the male goats around here are banded at a very early age - then they can stay with their mamas until I gut up and get rid of them (or not as the case has been too often according to my husband!). Even wethered - the little fellas like to bother the does quite a bit. Now the little does are learning to use their tiny horns to good advantage! Looks lovely - deep thick pasture - what a blessing!

Terri said...

I'm so glad you have Ted there to help you. The upkeep of animals and a farm can be overwhelming at times. Especially during the summer. I love your dogs, they are sweet.

Beverly said...

Emma and Lucy are just beautiful!!

katiegirl said...

Perfect timing. My plan for this weekend is to make my "bachelor pad" for my buck and ram.

Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

Love you doggies! Happy weekend Ted & Kelly!