It's still cold on the Farm. Mornings start off around 10 degrees and most days stay around freezing. But the sky is blue and the sun does come out so it's not all bad. But still too cold for the chicks to move out to the barn AND they are growing. So much so that they have out grown the mini-brooder. Found the littlest chick squished under the water doohicky - luckily I must have found the chick early on because she is still alive and kicking - a little lopsided for a couple of hours, but she has since straightened out. That incident meant it was time for a change.
Keith brought the big brooder into the office - we couldn't figure out what else to do - nothing like having the Barn come into the house.
The goats are always hanging out by the Rocks - watching me as I get the food ready for delivery.
The goats follow along inside their fence keeping an eye on the food I suppose.
Here I am getting the Mama's from the main barn to take them to the Manger.
This was the first time Daisy came on her own free will - most days I have to use the new chute to catch her then use a leash to get her to the Manger. Today was a good day. Cinder is turning out to be a good goat herder.
With the Mama's secured I then feed the Kidds and Girly-girl.
This is the new chute - it's the crate that was used to ship the Yurts dome. It makes a perfect goat chute!
Just a short video of the Kidds running on the snow - just for fun.
Around 5 in the afternoon I let the Mama's out of the Manger - they follow me to the Parlour where I hook Brandy & Tuffy near some hay and start the milking with Daisy. The milking is going really well - finally!