Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gotta Go


Don't be fooled by her pretty face, Fawn is trouble through and through. She is just too smart for her own good. She and her twin, April, are sold, but I've been boarding them as her new mama got fencing in place and then had to go out of town for a little while.

In the meantime, Fawn has learned to break into the chicken coop and out of the fence. Daily, I find her browsing landscaping or chicken feed. I have reduced the size of the chicken door, but she still squeezes in. Any smaller and the rooster won't be able to fit. I've repaired the stretched holes in the fence with extra wire, but she still manages to push through.

Additionally, I don't get milk from their mama, Onyx, in the evening even though I have to put her on the stand to maintain Caprine pecking order and her weight. She needs these girls weaned so she can put some weight on for breeding, but I don't have another pen in which to put the doelings. I'm about to just keep the little girls in a stall 24/7 until they move.

The Turkeys

I'm tired of all meat birds. The turkeys are big. They need to go. It's not Thanksgiving yet and I don't care. I'll give them until September then it's freezer camp for them.

The Geese

See comments above about meat birds. I butchered one of the male Chinese who kept attacking me. Now the other male Chinese has taken over that duty. I have to hold the dang thing by the neck to do my chores out there. And they're so loud!!! The one I butchered only weighed 5.5lb so I was hoping to get them a little bigger before killing the others, but I can't take them any longer. I just need to find the time to do the deed.


This used to be a patch of sweet potatoes. We have a family of deer who have decided to take up residence here, presumably because Asher unwittingly protects them. They make him crazy and I hear him barking at them several times a day. I guess the deer are as happy as the goats that Asher keeps predators away. Thank God it's almost hunting season. I may have to get a license and take a few of these out myself.

The Worms that are Eating My Peppers

Enough said.

My LG French Door Refrigerator

I hate this thing. I hate that there's no space for tall items. I hate that the ice maker (that has already broken once) does not make enough ice for a family of four. I hate that it condenses moisture in the ice dispenser and gaskets. I hate that LG's solution for that was to turn off the Energy Saver feature. I hate that their solution didn't work.

Have a great day, y'all. I'm going to work on getting these things GONE!


  1. Don't you just love goats :) Glad you were able to find them homes.
    I am trying to sell some bucks right now.

  2. Oh my goodness, you sound just like me! I had to laugh as I was reading this. I'm sorry, but I know exactly how you feel. I am SICK of meat birds period! I will be happy if I never ever do this again. I'm going to Colorado tomorrow with my mom for a whole week and when I get back, off with their heads! And I think I will be happy to not see a goat or sheep the whole week I'm gone. I really need a break bad.

    And I'm glad to hear your opinion on that fridge. I so wish I could design my own because I KNOW what I want. And it just ain't out there. Just like a purse or shoes. Good grief, who makes these things anyway? I would just like to ahve a restaraunt fridge and then get an ice maker. I think I'd be happy then.

  3. Forgot to say that little tan one looks just like my Penelope and she's my best doe. So maybe this one will grow up to be a good doe too. And I put an ad on CL Sat. night for the triplets. Got a call from a couple who just moved to the area and are buying a huge 60 acre farm in Alabama. They can't get the kids right now but wanted all 3 and came out and paid for them! And didn't even ask if I'd take less than the $125 a piece I was asking. Just counted out $375 like they did it all day. And it worked out great because I'll be gone a week and the girl who will be milking Penelope won't have to milk Sandy twice a day if they had taken the kids now. So all is well.