Sunday, February 8, 2009

Goats On The Hill

They are all M.I.A. today, hiding. Obviously not missing in action to them, just enjoying the sun as much as they can. The dairy girls (and a few boers) are on the other side the hill. One occasionally pops her head up. ice or snow on the ground! What you cannot see in this photo is mud. Get further down the hill, towards the barn, and the 2" of standing water from yesterday is now mucky mud.

But I am glad...and I am happy. The average temperature in our part of Ohio is 40 degrees this time of year.

Didn't sleep well last night. The coyotes are strong out here in February. I could hear them darting back and forth. Sounded surreal because they were moving fast. Probably was more like a scattering of them. Caleb, the LGD (livestock guard dog), that barks at everything, and most nothing, didn't bark at all. I kept imagining him being the one under attack. The mind plays funny tricks on a person at 2:00 in the morning.

Anyhow...I hope you enjoy your Sunday too. We are off to visit friends for a few hours. I didn't work much today (not on a Sunday). I priced and labeled gift sets for the shop.


Anonymous said...

Ummmm still covered in ice and snow here Mary, LOL!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

weather-wise, we had two glorious days. Coyotes, wow I'd be so nervous. sorry, don't want you to fret anymore than need be. I'm so protective of my animals, the coyotes would have me fretting too.

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Even with the LGD, always on our toes. We have to listen and watch, regardless.

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Glad to hear the weather there has been nice too. It has been beautiful here the last few days, I am praying it doesn't rain this evening like it is supposed too. The farrier is supposed to be out to trim the horse's hooves. I got about half the goat's hooves trimmed in this nice weather yesterday though. Glad you have Caleb watching your goats, the coyotes have been very active this year! Thank you for the tree of happiness award, I am so honored you thought of me and I really appreciate it. I just received and posted this award a few days ago though. So I may bend the rules and just mention it in my next post but then refer back to the post I just made for it when I got it from someone else. Thank you!