Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Going Undercover

This pup was missing for a little while until I realized that he was guarding "his" goats while staying undercover.

2 month old Anatolian Shepherd LGD

While I was taking his picture, he kinda had this look, " Just doin my job lady.  Its a tough job but somebody has to do it". 

Monday, January 30, 2012

A little progress being made...

Shane and I were able to work on the house a little this past weekend. We have almost completed the walls in the living room. I am really happy we chose to go with the wood trim that we did. I think it really fits our lifestyle.  So here is a little peek into what we did Saturday....


living room

window trimmed out with the wood in the living room

Shane's project in master bathroom

I hope to have more to share soon.  It seems like it is taking forever to get this house finished so we can move in.  It is a blessing that we are able to work at it at our own pace.  We will be able to look at it and have all of those memories of us working on it together.  It has been an experience! 

Friday, January 27, 2012

It's calving time

We are starting to get some calves on the ground. I love to see all of the little ones arriving.

They are so playful.  While I was trying to get some pictures, the next two below were running all over and playing.  It was kinda hard to get a halfway decent photo for you.

Speaking of halfway decent photos, I am looking forward to getting my new camera.  My camera has been taking some terrible photographs for a while now, and I have been looking around for a new one.  I ordered one today and am super excited for it to arrive to try out. 

This little guy had to be pulled a couple of days ago.  He is out of a "first timer".  He was positioned correctly, but she just couldn't push him out.  She is out of a group of  young heifers that were already bred this past summer when Shane purchased them.  We've been watching them all closely.  Especially since this calf came along.  Hopefully all of the others will not have any problems. 

3 day old calf

We also have some young heifers that we kept as replacements.  They were all bred last summer to a Brangus bull.  We have moved all of the young first timers to the pasture that is closer to our home.  That way we can keep an eye on them.  It is also easier to move them into a working pen from this pasture, just in case we need to get one caught up that is having trouble.  Like I said earlier, we are hoping we do not have to provide any more assistance.....   

Replacement heifer

This particular pasture they have been moved to also has a good bit of clover coming out.  We have gotten a good bit of rain the past week and it has really jumped up.  We have our main kiko doe herd in this pasture along with the heifers.  They all seem to be getting along well.  The way it's looking there will be plenty of clover for all.  

ball clover