Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
"ca-chunk, ca-chunk, ca-chunk".
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
They stay up in the rafters of the barn, hiss with big wide pupils, and run around with their tails puffed out.
Silly cats. I hope they get over that or the rest of their lives will be miserable having to share the barn with the dog.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
We decided to bite the bullet and get a livestock guardian dog. We have the donkeys for the pastures, but thought we needed a dog to patrol and protect our whole acreage.
This new pup is part Great Pyrenees and part Anatolian. He should be 100+ lbs. when he's grown. If the breeder was honest, he is seven weeks old and Meagan and I can attest to the fact that he is very heavy since we had to carry him through the market and out to the car. Yes, we did the unpolitically correct thing and bought him at the flea market.
I really resisted getting a dog. It's more trouble and more expense. But it seemed inevitable. So here we are.
We haven't decided on a name. Pearlie is not happy with this situation. Look at that pouty face.
Friday, May 01, 2009
The poor little goats didn't get over it so quickly. They curled up together in the corner of the stall until we made them go outside. Then they curled up together out in the pasture until it was time to go back into the barn for the evening. All I could see all day was their little heads peeping up over the tall grass. When we took them back to the barn, they immediately went to lay down in the corner again without even eating any of their pellets.
As much as I want to be down there gleaning as much information as I can from the vet, I knew I'd better get out before the kids start their bleating. At least, mercifully, they put the donkeys to sleep for their procedure, but the kids will be awake and alert. I know I couldn't take it, so I headed out right as Kip fell asleep.