Thanks to Susan, we have another Outdoor Wednesday. Click on my blog list to go to A Southern Daydreamer to see the list of other participants.
I have been very negligent in posting about my goats, so today is the day and I hope you will read it all and find some enjoyment in my way of life.
BUT I HAVE A BURNING QUESTION FOR YOU FIRST…HOW MANY OF YOU WAKE UP TO THE LOUD GOBBLING OF A TURKEY ON THE ROOF OF YOUR GARAGE?
He was one upset gobbler, he had lost his wife. I found her, she was just blogging away. She had gotten up early to blog while he was still asleep and she was not answering him. After all blogging is important.
Well, back to the goats.
First of all, about a week ago, a lady named Goatlady came to my blog and left a message, then on her web site GETYERGOAT, she wrote a nice article about my blog and she designed some items for The Purple Goat Lady, which of course I had to buy a few.
Big Mama aka Hairy Legs, the one that had 3, we lost the little black one, I don’t believe her lungs developed completely and she was having a hard time in the heat.
Since then we have had three more. The nanny standing on the right is Daisy Mae and she had 2 girls and Cry Baby had one.
I hope there are no more right now, the heat is too stressful on the mother and the babies.
As a whole, our goats are doing good, they are losing a little weight, but that is from the heat and there is nothing we can do, they are getting plenty to eat.
Pilgrim has lost weight also. He always comes to see who is entering his pasture and he will come up to the mule, but of course I can’t touch him.
Our pasture is suffering and if we don’t get rain soon, we will be in trouble.
This is our new corral, but we need to do lots of work to it. Below are some of our sheds.
Our pond if you can call it a pond is in bad shape, there is now a walkway in the middle
If you are wondering about my three children, they are doing great. Termite got in the mule and rode around the pasture with me. Red Bug got in but didn’t stay long.
They still cry when they see me and come running.
Last but not least are our Billies
Baron is the one on the left and he is our new Billy, Chocolate Chip is on the right and he is on his way out. Our problem is, we have about 15+ to take to market, but they can’t make that long trip in this heat. We are just stuck with them for now.
This is my Mule, which we have two, there is now way to do without one of these and the bottom picture is Roy’s tractor and mine is in the shed, but the battery is dead, so I can use the big one if I need one.
I realize this is not decorating, tablescapes, thrifting or crafting, but it is a major part of my life and although I enjoy the other things, this is basically what I am about. Living in the country brings a whole different set of worries. No Rain, too much rain, heat, too cold, sick animals, fence down, etc.
There are times when I wish we could move to the city, but Roy loves this life and I would have to go without him! Then there are times when I wouldn’t leave, like a turkey on the roof of the garage and saving a baby goat like Termite and although it may not be the life for you, I hope you can enjoy reading about it, just like I enjoy reading about yours.
So here I am……The Purple Goat Lady!