Monday, January 26

Bouncing Baby Goats

Things have been crazy busy on the farm the last few months. Our journey into the world of goats continues on. Pictured here are some of our bouncing baby goat kids running towards Jennifer. They're just so dang adorable! Princess, Jiminy, Cricket, Bella, and Stella have a great time bouncing off over turned buckets and bales of straw. Soon our two newest arrivals, Bugsy and Gander, will be doing the same. I can't help but smile when I call "Baby goats!" and they all "baaaaa!" back in unison. Jennifer and I can actually pick out their individual voices!

We just finished up ice storm preparation, hopefully it's for nothing:
  • all water tanks are topped off
  • extra bedding has been applied to all three goat barns
  • all feeders are full of hay
  • some slight rearranging of kid warmers and heat lamps is complete
  • wood hauled in and fire going

Should we loose power I should be able pull the generator out of the garage (it was test started last weekend) up next to the well house and plug in the well and run a cord in to the house for the furnace blower, as well as plug in minimum necessary kid warmers in the barns.

I hope everyone fares well during mother nature's latest. How do you prepare?

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Leslie said...

We've been eying the weather, too. ('eying' looks weird but the spellchecker swears that's correct and eyeing is not).

We have plenty of firewood hauled up and the chicken and rabbit feeders are topped off. I put hay out in the chickens' run because it was one giant slushy of ice water.

I hadn't considered losing power, d'oh! With all this freezing rain I think we'd be smart to fill the bathtub. We cook with gas and have oil lamps so everything's covered but the water.

Good post, and thanks for the reminder.

cpolka said...

Hope you weathered the storm well. Up here I have an indoor propane heater, camp stove and food, as well as a small generator. The aquarium gets the lion's share of the generator though :) and fortunately gas service is reliable so there's always hot water. How did you rig up the blower to use with the generator?