Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another day of fun on the farm!

Agenda: Haul another 50ish bales of hay from the neighbor, band Lady's bull calf, give Freckles' calf her shot, and a few other random things.

I got to the farm and asked mom where Sally the goose was, as she didn't greet me when I came in the driveway like she usually does. Mom told me to look out in the field, so I did. And this is what I saw.

Please click to bigify...Can you see which one of these doesn't belong? LOL So I called to her...and you'd think she'd be thrilled to "join" with the flock...but noooo...
The other geese are watching her like "And who do YOU think YOU are?" lol.

"Sally, you sure do stick out like a sore thumb..."

And then I saw Gary struttin' his stuff out in the yard...
And of our "Baby Bambi" bottle calf..her grandmas name was Bambi, and she looks IDENTICAL to Bambi...unfortunately we lost Bambi a few years back to trouble with calving...But this little calf is adorable.

Mom decided on keeping Mayhems manx kitten...like she needs another cat...but she's thinking she might actually like her as a housecat...My mother who said she'd NEVER have a house cat...or geese...or goats...or what else that we've had? Why should I be suprised now I guess...

And then it was time to visit with babies!

Raja needed to be in my lap, of course...
And apparently I'm a milk faucet now...lol
Maters color looks a bit better outside...he is VERY black.
Very different brothers...
He's a good lookin' boy though! He'll *likely* be for sale, as I don't need a solid black ram. But we'll see when his micron tests come back.
Brudder and sis'er Peter and Wendy, sniffin' my leg.
Wendy is just a little cutie!
Lightning hangin' with momma.
Wendy again.
I don't think I have had a more gangly lamb...is this typical for polled? Does he just look gangly because he doesn't have any horn buds so his face looks longer? lol
I think I see a TINY scur coming in...what do you guys think?
Pretty little Alice, please let your straight hair fall out and be replaced by wonderful crimpies...
Alice is SO photogenic...she just has the face for it.
See what I mean?
And again!
Yeah, I'd say she's staying...lol. I just hope she tames down some!
Raja being a pain again...
And Alice faceplants into momma...I think she's really digging for grain though...lol. You never know what you'll find in neckwool! LOL
"Are you my mother?" Anyone remember that book? lol
Alice has an adorable face too!
But still, not much competes with Wendy's cuteness...
Bedegrayne is impartial...lol

Well, we went and threw 55 bales of hay on the wagon and hauled them home...Decided to take a break from throwing hay and go chase down the calves. Lady's calf, as always, even being 5 days old, was easy. Lady is always very calm, and actually protects us from the rest of the herd that think somethings going on with the calf and must come investigate. We got him banded and let the little cutie go. Then Freckle's calf was next....Ummm...yeah. Mom tried to get us both killed. Got ahold of the calf easily enough, Sally was standing behind me and distracted the calf long enough for mom to sneak around the back of her and grab her leg. Then Freckles lost it, started pawing the ground, doing the crazy-momma-moo...The whole nine yards. I'm sure our neighbors thought it was hilarious...Me screaming at my mom to let go of the !*$(*#@^!ing calf before we both die...As she let go, Freckles did knock down the calf to come rush us, but she noticed we'd let go of the calf and so turned her attention to it instead, thank god. I don't know the way that calf bawled if Freckles had been on the other side of the field that we'd have been safe...lol. It was not real fun!
We then unloaded hay, had a lovely supper, and I went to go take pics of Marchs' boys! I also rooed all the "nice parts" (shoulder to mid-rib, since her neck didn't roo well yet) of Morgan, because after her fever, her wool broke. Mom was so worried the first night she saw Morgan "balding"...lol. I got three Wal-mart bags full of fleece to send in though...but I think I'll wait and see if the sheep x lion x naked mole rat decides to let me have her neck wool first...lol

Anyway, here's Buzz and Woody.

Look at them lack of horn buds! :( lol

Woody is a very soft, pretty color. Musket Katmoget.

I think the grey makes Buzz's ears look HUGE! And his beauty mark is adorable..Look at them horn buds!

Okies, that's all! Time to go suffer with my allergies for a bit longer before heading to bed.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Honest Scrap award

Garrett nominated Anisa to share 10 honest things...so we'll give 'er a go!

1. I was the cutest puppy (Just like Sadie!) and the runt as well

2. I think I'm 10 feet tall and bullet proof and if you don't believe me I'll show you....

3. I am a princess, no matter where I go.

4. I love going to Grandmas house and getting to run around and chase chickens (when I get away with it)

5. I get the hint that mom kinda wants to enter me in agility, but I don't want to because there will be other dogs there stealing my attention!

6. I would much rather sleep in bed with mom and dad than in my kennel, but I am a good girl and listen...for the most part.

7. I love the sound of my own voice, and I talk quite often.

8. I dislike the screaming little booger-infested things you call "children"...they're too loud, too quick, and like to pull my hair.

9. As much as I pretend not to, I really do love my "sister" Izzy and new little "brother" who is yet to be named...I wish Dad would make up his mind...

10. I LOVE car rides!

Everyone who reads my blog, I nominate you and your doggies!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day 155...Meet Woody and Buzz Lightyear!

So late that Buzz is missing a patch of fur and has horns!! It's hard to tell from the photos, but I *believe* Buzz is a DARK DARK moorit...I'll have to get him out in the sunlight to tell for sure. Both boys are absolutely Ag. I find it odd that Woody is missing the lower facial marking of a katmoget around the muzzle. Woody is also missing horn buds. Odd little boys, but boys and momma are doing grand, both boys suckled while I was there. There's the end of round one of lambing! Next round isn't until mid-May! *cry* lol. I'll just have to work on taming down Alice and Wendy...I think Abu will end up having to go to a fiber home, he's just TOO tame! And there's nothing I can do about it! He SCREAMS at you when you walk by and don't pet him :( Anyway, here's pics!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Well no Marchy lambs yet....

But she looks fishy. She's breathing really hard tonight. I think the swelling in her *ahem* back end has actually gone DOWN in the last week. I'm just at a loss for words...I think I'm finally giving up. If she has them, then she has them...But I think she's faking LOL.

Anyway, took lots of photos...And made a new best friend! The Canadian cross (probably Embden) goose I bought off someone last year for $1...she was probably going to slaughter...was probably a tame baby at one point! Tonight we thought it was odd that she was following me. Well, she's attacked the dogs a few times in the last few days protecting her "mate" (A male Embden cross that my moms ex gave us because he was the last to survive a mink at his place...and then the poor thing gets his leg broken by the cattle or horses here :( ) so we thought she was going after me at first. She follows us up in the front yard, and so I squatted down, protecting my eyes of course, to see what she'd do. She just stood there and head bobbed at me and talked to me...I think with a couple more months of work, she'll be sitting in my lap! lol. She never really had a name other than "goosey" so I have to look up a real name for her now :) I LOVE tame geese...My favorite is hatching them in the incubator and being able to imprint them on your voice like 5 days before they hatch...it's great! Anyway, there's some photos of her following me around the yard in here hehehe.

The goose watching me through the kennel...along with Peter, Wendy and Modron trying to figure out what she is!

"I'm watching you!"
Raja looooves attention :)
So does someone else...I'm thinking he may have to be wethered and sold to a pet home...he's just SOOOO friendly!
"I'm cute!"
Pile o' rams for sale!

Following me up to the house...

Head bob...
Such a pretty..."girl"?
Wendy and Pete
Wendy and all her phaeo

She almost looks fawn kat!

Nice lil' tails!
Petey checkin' out the camera!
Baby buns almost ready to go!

And THIS is why it's hard to get photos of March...I basically have to shoo/scare her to the other side of th epen to get a shot of her...

Ewww! Someone pooed on you! Oh well, it'll wash out...Lookee that tummy!
Naughty lambs wearing out Cornet.


Mater is turning out very nice!

Cutie pie Alice

Look who's looking better and better every day! Morgan!

And now...a dilema....

What's missing here?

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There's patches where horns SHOULD be...but nothin' coming yet! Maters got nice little horn buds....Hopefully Lightnings are slow growing? Cross your fingers...he was my keeper!

Anyway, cross your fingers March lambs tonight! :)