Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Winter is coming or is it here already?
The winter weather has settled in early this year. The evening temperatures have been in the low 20's with the day time temps below freezing. I know that is not very cold in some parts of the country but it's unusual for us.
The goats are nestled down into their thick straw bedding waiting for the warmer weather to should start arriving this weekend.
While the weather is very cold, the great thing is that it is very sunny and dry. The water troughs and buckets are our biggest chore right now. We have been going out 3 times a day to break up the ice. Really looking forward to warmer weather!
Besides the cold weather, we sent the week hoof trimming and worming all the animals.
We are now caught up on all our Fall herd management tasks. Shearing, hoof trimming, and worming have been completed and we are now prepared for kidding season!
Our first babies are due the end of March 2010.