First of, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Wishing you all a most wonderful 2016!
...we are still on kid-watch here. Because I don't have any idea when Penny was bred, knowing when her kid will be born is a crap-shoot. Plus I am such an ignoramous when it comes to goats! Some goat friends have been helping out. One thinks the kid or kids will be here January 8th, another thinks the 3rd week of January... sigh. All I know, after staring at poor Penny's whoo-ha every day since December 22, is that she's not ready yet!
Genny and Penny did enjoy some spruce boughs yesterday!
Penny can't understand why I keep photographing her backside!
Genny can't understand why she's being kept prisoner with the preggars one!
Today I completely cleaned out their stall...
...and put in nice fresh straw! Redford came to inspect. When the baby is nigh, you can't leave a bucket of water in there just case maamaa gives birth into it. But I'm confident now that nothing is imminent, so they have a bucket for now.
...Tristan got a cruller from his friend Luc!
And he loved it! Luc is doing lots of work at our place, and he often gives me a hand with things like goat-wrangling or hoof-picking. He has a soft spot for Tristan and often brings him treats.
Meanwhile, poor Henry...
...is integrated with the other OSPCA pigs, but he's not thrilled. The poor guy, I don't think he realizes he's a pig. He seems appalled by the louts he lives with. We are still giving him extra love and attention.
The winter pen is really warm and comfy now that the granary has been spray-foam insulated. And once we got the propane set up, the whole place will have heated floors, too.
The other goats are enjoying winter...
Kevin has magnificent horns. He's a very good boy! He and Geoff have recovered well from their neutering in November.
Today everyone got some spruce boughs, and later Gordon took them our entire Christmas tree!
Geoff highly approves!
They are really nice boys.
Finally went snow-shoeing on New Year's day!
New Year's eve, we visited the critters down in the barn...
There were many cats.
And kisses for Buttercup!