Friday, March 28, 2014

Babies and the "Big" pasture

Today was a big day for the babies... introduction to one of the pastures..

 Beka has joined the group.  She loves her babies.

 Maybe she loves playing in the mud and water a little too.

Beka scanning the area for problems.

All kinds of new "things" to play on.

Found some sort of tree fungi...?

Trance is waiting for us at the gate..

Beka... just one more hug please...

Beka and Trance have heard some sort of evil thing to guard against.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring is arriving... SLOWLY

Sure sign of spring.

Time to get the ground ready. 4 tons of fertilizer ready to go.

We got a little bit of a drive to the fields.

Finally there!

All systems are a go!

Got it done!  Ready for the return trip. Only 30 miles to the MFA

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Turkey's and Trees

I was really surprised to see that you can actually see the turkey's in this picture.  I was on my little 4-wheeler and it was still moving when I took it.  There were about 3 dozen birds in this group.  Most had already made it to the woods.

 I love trees, I was walking our fence line and couldn't resist taking a picture of this bad boy..

Not really sure what has happened to these young trees, at first I thought someone shot them with a shotgun... but the marks go all the way around.

Monday, March 10, 2014

72 Degree's Can you believe it?

Last Monday the high was in the teen's with sleet.  Today the kids are out running their little legs off.

Crazy Babies
 Fudge in mid air
 Dream and Strawberry
 Trouble waiting to happen

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bottle Baby Goat and Milk Replacer Recipe

This is the little goat that I am helping a little with a bottle..She is the youngest "Little Strawberry".

 Notice how she has her butt up on my shoulders like a bird.
Healthy babies grow SO fast.

Back with Mom

Bottle Baby Milk Replacer

This recipe was created by a wonderful lady in Blanco, Tx. Ms. Coni Ross R.N. She has agreed to let me post this information with her contact information for anyone to use. I started using this formula last year on five babies..they were the most healthy bottle babies I have ever had. NO BLOAT with this formula.
3 cups water
1 cup non fat dry milk
¼ cup whipping cream
1 large egg
1 scoop calf pac per batch in the morning

If the kid scours, ad 1-2 tbs of baby rice cereal to the formula.
To double the recipe use a jumbo egg, and 1/3 cup whipping cream and 6 cups water, 2 cups non fat dry milk.

Do not microwave. Warm in hot water. To me it is easier to make it when I need it.

I don't use yogurt in my recipe because live culture yogurt causes the milk to clabber. I use Calf Pac which has 5 live organisms and will not clabber the milk.

Information only: 1 large egg = 1 oz, 1 extra large egg is 1.5 oz, and a jumbo egg is 2 oz. so if you want to double the recipe, you add 1 jumbo egg ( they are cheaper) and 1/3 cup of whipping cream.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Winter's Last Glory????

Today, I think I can safely say the worst of winter is over..there is actually a day with 70 degrees in the forecast...but this past Sunday and Monday was a different story...

A pair of Bluebirds wondering "what happened to spring?"

This is the "Seven" we've been feeding this winter.  They showed up with sleet covered backs extremely hungry.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Before the sleet and cold

Thanks to my "Big Brother" our little goats have had a really cool place to learn how to jump, climb and slide.  

 Notice all the sticks in the barn yard?  Great Pyrs are pack rats, they will bring home anything they can carry or drag.

There is nothing more beautiful than the Eagle.