April 18, 2011

Free! Free At Last!

We spent yesterday afternoon after church at the barn. We fixed a leak in the roof, escape-proofed the goose yard (I hope) and mucked out a few stalls. The grass is getting so green here and everyone wants a bite of it!

I let the goats out for a couple of hours at a time to start with so they don't overindulge themselves and end up with bellyaches. Everyone loves green grass! Even the chickens.

This is Pumpkin. He has moved up to head rooster after losing Red.

While the other goats were out picking the field clean, I let Nanny and the babies out to play! Their first outing! They were so excited!
Momma was pretty happy to get out and visit with the other ladies as well.

Prepare yourself for the cuteness. Our boys have gone with the names Buddy, Brownie and Blackie.



and our spoiled runt of the litter with the adorable curled up ear,

They played and hopped and jumped and yelled for Momma when they couldn't see her!

They told each other secrets and plotted to escape again soon!

I can't be totally sure but I think these guys are in on it too!

24 baby chicks from the incubator. They hatched a week ago and I have another 40 eggs due to hatch on May 2! It's definitely Spring on the farm!


Linda said...

LOL. I love reading your blog! Goats are wonderful, aren't they?

donna said...

Oh my goodness, such adorable pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them. I so enjoy reading your blog. Enjoy your day and God bless.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

"Prepare for cuteness", you were so right! Just adorable, I'm sure they all keep you hopping too:@)

goatmilker said...

Those goats are so cute! Rebekah

Carmi said...

I would be interested in knowing how and when you will be introducing your chicks to the grown-ups. I have chicks not from my hens and don't have a clue how or when to put them together safely.

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Carmi, I keep them in the brooder until they are about 6 weeks old then I have a small hen house with wire all around the yard of it (top and bottom as well as sides) that I put them in until they are about 6 months old. When they start to lay I let them out during the day with the older hens. They still go to roost at night in the smaller one for about a week or so then I move them into the big hen house full time. This gives the older hens a chance to get used to them. Hope that helps.

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sawn48 said...

Isn't farm life a wonderful experience for children.We try to expose our two grandchildren to as much as we can. They are in town.We are in the country. They bought a rabbit this weekend to add to our menagerie of pets.We now have 2 dogs,2 cats, 22quail,5 baby chicks. 10 hens,1 rooster, and 1 rabbit.Oh yes, and the Purple Martins have returned and are just now starting to rebuild their nests for this year.There's never a dull moment on a farm.

sawn48 said...

I forgot to mention 1 bainty hen and 1 bainty rooster.We have 2 hens setting on eggs at the moment,too.

Rose H (UK) said...

Aaaah! This post is SO CUTE!

Teresa said...

They all look so happy! I had a couple of goats that managed to get the grass scours even though they've been on pasture the whole time is was turning green. Luckily they are doing fine. Those chicks are adorable!

Country Whispers said...

How cute and those names fit them well.

Diana said...

Oh my, those little goats are so cute I just want to hug them all! I'm enjoying your blog very much!


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