Day: April 25, 2017

Fixer Upper

Another busy building day. We redid the awning of the first shade/wind shelter in the front paddock. Now they both have good slopes to run off water and snow. By the time I put out the afternoon hay the jennies were all lined up under the new one. They were able to spread out between the two shelters – giving whomever is a bit ‘cranky’ her own space. 😉

I had the afternoon shift for nursing Little Grey and BB. When I finished I found a perch out of the way to watch how they interact. I like how they are able to call to each other – a kind of ‘echo location’. Little Grey still doesn’t have an ‘adult harbour’ in the mix … something I will always keep in mind when future bottle feeding opportunities arise. As the adults get busy eating I do notice that he will dive in to steal a drink here and there. BB has a more secure place with his sisters. Little Grey was gone so long that they don’t identify with him at all. Cinnamon’s two twins do seem to seek him out. They are younger. I enjoy sitting with that group of goats. Lots of characters in there!

A gentle spring rain is falling – hours worth. I could see the buds of the trees opening more and more throughout the day. Tomorrow’s list hopefully includes finishing the protection fencing for the trees in the woods. Still ahead of those bugs …