Its been a very hot month. For the first half it was also a very dry month with only a few bad thunder storms. That kind of rain doesn’t water anything. Finally, after the middle of the month rain started and things were better.
We want to build new pens for the goats so we began to dismantle and clean the old ones. They will be more spacious with larger feeders. Thus all the goats will have the place to eat without having to push or fight for space to eat.
During the day, our goats are in the pasture, grazing on the grass, trimming my trees. At the hottest time of the day everyone is looking for shade and shadows. Here our buck found a nice cool one. ! When evening comes the moms and babies are at the gate, waiting to go to the barn to eat some grain. I put the grain in feeders and open the gate, then watch my feet! It’s a rodeo! Everybody is running! Click here to see the video:
Our younger goats and llamas stay outside. We made a new feeder system for them and it works well with less waste.By giving grain to everybody each day, we can get close to them while they are fairly still. It gives us a chance to take a look at them and see if everything is fine.
July was a busy month, but on the actual farm most of the activity has been plants and animals growing, and of course working to stay cool in the very hot weather we’ve had. In the family a lot has been going on as many relatives have been arriving from all over for my daughter’s wedding in August.
We hope you are having a good summer and we look forward to being back with a new update at the end of August!