Thursday, February 26, 2015

Young Buck

This guy has been hanging around the house for a while now.  He showed up with one horn.  Not sure if it is because it is time to shed horns or if he lost it in a fight.  Either way, his ladies still like him.  He is running with a group of 12 does.  Pretty impressive to see them all in the yard at once.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Puppies

These puppies are in Miami, Oklahoma...a little bit of a drive... but... dang ain't they cute!!!  AND already used to goats!



Saturday, January 24, 2015

Puppy Talk

Old Goat and I have started the conversation about bringing home a new family member.  We have had Great Pyreanese dogs since 1997.   We lost our Beka last fall and Trance is showing signs of her age.  A younger dog would be a huge help to Trance and us.

So far we have talked about all the dogs shown below, we are thinking maybe a Pyr/Anatolian cross may be what we are looking for (shorter hair)... not sure yet.  We are open to suggestions on any of these breeds. 




 Anatolian Shepherd
 Pyrenean Mastiff
Spanish Mastiff

Saturday, December 27, 2014

I think we have a varmint!


The garage has been up and functional for almost 25 years.  We have NEVER had a problem like this before.  I am seriously considering a "game cam" to find out what has been doing this.  Our best guess is squirrels...  Not sure why all of a sudden they have declared war on the front vent of the garage.


This will NOT be a fun fixer upper project!  Old Goat has added some heavy wire mesh to the back side of the vent so the "varmint" can't get into the attic and cause even more damage!


 There are five other vents just like this one on the house and the back vent of the garage.




var·mint noun \ˈvär-mənt\
: an animal that is considered a problem
: a bad person

Full Definition of VARMINT
 1: an animal considered a pest; specifically : one classed as vermin and unprotected by game law

2: a contemptible person : rascal; broadly : person, fellow
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Examples of VARMINT

rats, mice, and other varmints
The sheriff in the movie gets revenge on the dirty varmintwho killed his brother.

Origin of VARMINT
alteration of vermin
First Known Use: circa 1539



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Trance

It is a beautiful Sunday!  It's about 70 degrees, light breeze and finally SUNSHINE..It has been impossible to stay inside..
This big old girl is Trance.  She now has 100% of the guarding responsibility here.  She is 8 1/2 years old and weighs in at 150 pounds.  
It has taken all of us a while to get over losing her sister Beka earlier this year.  Trance is finally good with guarding again and she loves to hang out with her goats..






Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cedar Wax Wings Migrating

Every year we have thousands of Cedar Wax Wings pass through our area.  They love the seed pods on the cedar trees, feed and strip the trees and leave.  It's a lot of fun to watch their groups fly in unison.  Of course they do make a lot of noise...which keeps our "local" birds upset...

Cedar Wax Wing Information