Friday, March 21, 2008

ALASKA, our newest orphan

Grasshopper meets Alaska.

She has gained a considerable amount of weight, but she is still tiny.

Alaska is a week younger and much bigger!

Our neighbor across the road gave him to us just today.

I attempted to make some liquid soap today. This batch has castor oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil in it. And goat milk, which is why it turned brown when cooked. Supposedly, all is well and that BLOB in the pan is going to turn out alright in the end. I wish I had realized what a HUGE amount of soap it would make!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Great Escape

The grass was apparently greener on the other side of the fence because this afternoon Aileas the Magnificent was spotted on the WRONG side of the fence!
We aren't exactly sure how she managed it, but we found a section of messed up fence. This is likely the spot where the neighbor's horse got tangled up a few weeks ago. They said they had fixed it, and with all that has been going on we didn't even think of it again or go down there to check. Bad mistake. Thankfully, Aileas was not hurt in any way, and none of the other animals found their way through the fence and out into the road through the neighbor's open gate. Whew!
All we had to do was shake the feed bucket, and Aileas came right back through the fence while Mooky held the wires down for her. She's very cooperative if you have feed. :o)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dad's Banty

...otherwise known as The Storeroom Chicken. Kris fixed up a place for her to lay her eggs, and she is very happy there! As of today, she is officially broody. A very nice lady who knows of Erinn's interest in banties, gave her some fertile banty eggs. Some of them will be cochins!! So, tonight, as soon as I was SURE she was broody, I went out to the storeroom and put 6 of the new banty eggs under her, and left her one of her own eggs. That was about all she could cover. I'm sure she will be a better mama to the banty babies than those big clumsy Marans were.

This is Grasshopper sleeping in her favorite cabinet. Erinn gave her a soft sweater to sleep on and she is really happy in there. Whenever she gets tired, she toddles on over there for a nap. Thank goodness she doesn't want to be held all the time!
Mooky loves RAW corn on the cob!

Our newest little Boer orphan.
She's knee high to a grasshopper and weighs about three pounds.