Oh, this whole world keeps spinning 'round. It's a wonder tall trees ain't layin' down. There comes a time, comes a time.
Neil Young

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Eggs

We have started getting our first eggs of the year. This is Tomato. She is a special chicken, my dad's personal favorite. She is the heaviest chicken on the farm. That might have to do with the lots of extra corn she gets when she's visiting in the garage. 
 She layed the first chicken egg of the year two days ago.
 It was very pretty.
We put a fake, plastic egg in the box to encourage them to lay.
 It has a hole in the bottom, but don't tell them.

Linking to Project Alicia for Wordful Wednesday.
Linking to Camera Critters.
Linking to Friday's Photo.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Introducing...

Uhura's babies.
Cassie

Vinnie
 Gold's babies.
Aspen

Blu Willow, named by my neighbor girl. She wanted to see a baby goat born very badly but she missed it , as did I . So I gave her the honor of naming her.

Another Set of Twin Girls!




More babies.

Another set of twin girls, from Gold this time. Really.
They are adorable.
-Cameron

Baby Pictures



Linking to Your Sunday Best.
Also linking to A Country Saturday.

Gold is Next!

Gold has lost her ligaments! Went out to check on (and cuddle) Uhura's babies. They were OK, nursing and trying to bounce around, it was really cute! Went to check on Gold, and WA-LA! No ligaments. I'm hoping for another smooth and easy delivery. Fingers crossed for more girls! Sorry for no more pictures.... I used up all my battery charge on my camera yesterday. Don't worry, it's charging now..=)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Twin Girls!

This is when I first went out. She was already super close!
 Uhura during a contraction.
 
First babies hooves!
 Sorry it goes from the first kids hooves, to both kids on the ground. First baby came out really fast after her feet came and while I was cleaning the big globs of goop of of her, the second baby came out faster then a speeding bullet.
 Uhura and her baby girls.
 First born. Her ears are like her daddies and her fur pattern and color like her mama's.
Second born. She looks like one of last years babies, Gracie. She is one little feisty girl! She'll scream her head off if she's not getting what she wants.

Linking to SOOC Sunday.

Update

It is twin girls!
Pictures coming soon.
-Cameron

UHURA IS IN LABOR.

Tayet is with her in the kidding pen as I type this.
-Cameron

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Forever Farmgirls Friday #1


I'm starting a new bloghop! I do hope you will join up. Here are the rules:

1) Link directly to your Forever Farmgirls Friday post, not your blog URL.
2) Grab my button (located on the left of your screen on the sidebar) or at least use a text link.
3) Forever Farmgirl Friday is about anything farm related. And you can be a girl OR a boy to link up.
4)Thanks for linking and have fun.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Kidding Preperation

With kidding on the way, I have to make another pen to keep one of the girls in for bonding time. This is the old chicken coop. It's basically the summer house. But now, it's a kidding pen for whoever kids first. It looks really roughed up, but it's solid and reliable.
 It's got a good door my dad made a few years ago.
 It has some cracks, but I fixed those yesterday after I took these photos.
The white box is a creep space for the kids.
 All those little cracks where the sun is getting through, along with a chilly breeze are patched up.
 I've started putting my kidding kit together. 
Hopefully I won't need these bottles!
 And to top it all off, here's a picture of a handsome rooster.

Linking to Deborah Jean's for Farmgirl Friday Bloghop.

Also linking to The Country Homemaker bloghop.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Let the Kidding Countdown Commence!


We have T-minus 10 days till the kidding commences. Try to contain your excitement to a minimum and cross your fingers for me so I can try to get birth pictures or video instead of missing the kidding like usual or cross your fingers for a smooth delivery and healthy babies, because we have some pretty big bellies here!. Also, let me know if you have any name suggestions, because I love it when you do!

Also, feel free to comment because I am a word verification free blog! I apologize for any problem this may have caused anyone in the past.

Linking to Wordful Wednesday with Alicia.

Also linking to Wordless Wednesday with Searching for Simplicity.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Uhura's Udder

Here's a picture of Uhura's udder. It's getting really big!

The Peanut

I had a peanut. Just an ordinary, everyday peanut. Not that it was ordinary to the goats, no siree.
Peanut? You can give me that!
 Gold came over to me because I had The Peanut. Please note, every peanut is The Peanut. As soon as one gets eaten the next one becomes The Peanut. And so on.
No, really, here, just let me have it.
 Their love of peanuts is a love that will exist until peanuts cease to exist, which will probably be doomsday for all goats.
You can just drop it in there, I'll open up REAL wide so you don't miss.

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY

Here's my contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

MACRO MONDAY

Pinecones.

Oak leaf.
Linking to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Also linking to Macro Monday.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Interview with Cameron

Lately, I interviewed my little sister, Emily. But today, I'm interviewing my big brother, Cameron (y'all might know him as Marnax). And away we go!

So, Cameron, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Well, almost all of my time is spare time and I like to spend it on the computer playing games like Minecraft and role-playing on Ponychan. 


What do you do when you aren't on the computer?
I enjoy reading a lot and lately I've been enjoying the remake of Battlestar Galactica (Starbuck is the 
best character).

What is your favorite animal and why?
Goats, because it's almost impossible not to love them!




What kind of books do you like reading?
It varies wildly. But my favorite series would have to be Discworld by Terry Pratchett. CRIVENS!


Do you enjoy any physical activities?
NO. I loathe exercise. I don't know why, I just do.


What is your favorite part of having goats?
The snuggling of baby goats.


What exactly is Ponychan?
It's basically a forum for fans of all ages of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. A lot of the readers are probably laughing right now. but it is a genuinely good show, with believable characters who have the right character flaws for their personality, engaging story lines and very appealing visuals. Ponychan has many different sections for many different purposes, for example, /chat/ which, as the name suggests, is for the discussion of multiple topics. /pony/, which is for discussion of the show, /rp/ which is for role-playing all sorts of stories, involving all sorts of things from Time Lords to smoothie shops. And many more. 


What is your sleep schedule?
What's a sleep schedule?


What color are your eyes?
Hazel, which is better known as mud.


What do you have to say to anybody who is listening?
Watch Doctor Who. Also, bow ties are COOL. 

Skywatch

Yesterday, the weather was GORGEOUS. Completely wonderful.
 There was a light breeze and the sun was shining.


Linking to Skywatch.

Giveaway!

Garden of Daisies is having a very cool giveaway! If you do go over there and enter in it, please say in your comment that I sent you! Please! Thank you! So get on over there, because there is some pretty cool stuff to enter to win!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Interview With Emily

Hi there, everyone! Today I'm going to interview my little sister, Emily, she's 9 years old. She's the one who took my "You Know You're a Farmgirl When..." video. So here goes!

Emily, what do you think about goats?
I think they are wonderful and I love it when they have babies!

Are you really excited for March, because that's when Uhura and Gold are due to kid?
Yes, of course I am! I'm SUPER excited!


What do you like best about having babies?
They are super cute and funny to watch. I love how they frolic about. 


Do you want more boys or girls and why?
I want more girls because we usually have boys. I like girls better, because I think they are cuter for some reason.


How will you react when they kid?
I will jump and squeal and say "Aw, it's so cute!"


What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I like to read my books, right now I'm reading a Nancy Drew book called Nancy's Mysterious Letter.


What are you going to read after you finish Nancy's Mysterious Letter?
Well, right now, I'm reading two books, they are both Nancy Drew. The other one I'm reading is called A Taste of Danger.


What is your favorite thing to do in the whole world?
Play soccer! I love soccer because, mostly at soccer practice I get to see all my friends and I love playing soccer! It's just so fun.


Who's your best friend?
Corin. I've known her FOREVER


Aren't you going to her house next week?
Yes. On the 22nd. I'm looking forward to it, I can't wait!


What is your favorite animal?
Leopards! But on the farm my favorite animal is chickens. My favorite chicken is Kiya.


Do you like living on a farm or do you wish we lived in the city?
I love living on the farm because we can actually have chickens and in the city you can't.


Do you think we should incubate chicks ASAP in the spring?
Of course I love chicks! They are sooo adorable! Darling! They make you want to fall over from thinking about them. They. Are. So. ADORABLE! 


Well, that's all the time we have today! If you want to get interviewed on my blog, please contact me at lilythegoat@yahoo.com.

M is for Magnificent Mumu

Mumu is practically a ferocious man eater! Look at those teeth. 

 Every cat has to watch over his territory.
And every cat needs his rest. Even if there is a naughty goatie girl in the back round. 

Linking to Jenny Matlock's for Alphabe-Thursday, where the letter is "M".

Also linking to A Rural Journal for Rural Thursday.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

An Unexpected Heart

Look what I found in the woods! The leaf made a heart when it was squished together.

Happy Valentines Day to all!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

My youngest sister's eye.
Facial Feature.
 The mailboxes shadows.
Shadow.
 Habanero peppers. One of the spiciest.
Spicy.
 A feather mask my Gramma gave me.
Gold.
 My favorite plaid jacket. Plaid is my favorite fabric. When ever I go thrift shopping I go right to the Men Smalls and look for new plaid.
Fabric.

Linking to Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley.