Ready or Not....... Shouldvknwnbetter- Fall

messybun

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Yep she came with instructions just like my kids did, but my youngest is 9 years old now ;)

she is hanging out with the rabbits- in her own area, seems to be settling in nicely. Hoping the rabbits teach her to eat hay. That's what I have 3 kids for :D and Thanksgiving break starts at 11:30 am tomorrow :woot

DD wants to name her Melanie...will see how it fits :idunno, it took DS(9) 3 names before finally choosing his rabbit's name- Jack Frost(our avatar picture).

okay so we have an Aussie that we need to introduce to her....suggestions welcome
That rabbit name is hilarious! My first white rabbit was Lilian Frost, I wonder if they’re related lol. Congrats on the goat she’s adorable. A little piece of advice while I’m here, don’t play butting games. It can be super cute as babies to have them butt your hand and things like that but when they get older it is painful and even dangerous, so my one suggestion would be to not start that path. Good luck on the new baby!
 

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Lovely goat kids. The detached retina though, not so lovely!!!! Was there some sort of trauma that caused it? Please do take care to let it heal properly.
No trauma, my kids asked that too- if a goat had knocked into me. From what my doctor explained it can just happen as we get older, apparently there can be a change in the gel-like consistency of the vitreous fluid. Yep, being extra careful, DH and DS(15) are making sure ;) and of course DD and DS(18) are keeping tabs on me too even though they are now at college!
 

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That rabbit name is hilarious! My first white rabbit was Lilian Frost, I wonder if they’re related lol. Congrats on the goat she’s adorable. A little piece of advice while I’m here, don’t play butting games. It can be super cute as babies to have them butt your hand and things like that but when they get older it is painful and even dangerous, so my one suggestion would be to not start that path. Good luck on the new baby!
no butting games allowed here!
 

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We have been working on finding homes for this years kids plus a couple of does from last year too and our original herd buck(all the kids are related to him). We started off with a list of 19 and are down to 9 available. Looking to carry 12-13 through winter.

Currently I am milking 3 does to dry them off, 2 are FF so we are training them to the routine since their kids have left. his year we made a lot of batches of cheese curds using the goat milk. The batch of curds usually doesn't last 24 hours in this house :lol:. Today, I'll be trying a new recipe to make rice pudding.
 

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Starting to get more fall like weather here. Our garden didn't do so well for us this year, we had at least 1 deer come through and help themselves to our plantings. On the other hand, DD's small patch of sunflowers did very well. They grew very tall. We will be trying to dry the heads and harvesting out the seeds. Our pear tree was loaded and I made several patches of pear sauce. The 2 apple trees are also loaded and so far we have picked about 9 bushels off what we believe to be a Delicious variety, we will be trying our hand at making apple cider with them. We will be checking the Granny Smith apples again today as they weren't ready to be picked last weekend.

I had what was my 4 week follow up eye surgery check up mid-month and as I had suspected the repair to my detached retina didn't hold :(. This coming Friday I will be having surgery again and start all over again. This time they will be using an oil bubble instead of a gas bubble plus adding a buckle around the eye.

We added a group of 5 runners ducks this spring, 1 drake and 4 hens. They are interesting to watch! The hens are now laying eggs.
 

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Bad enough to need surgery the first time!!! I hope it works this time.
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Thanks, I'm 2 weeks post surgery and so far so good, not sure how long the oil bubble will need to stay in but at my next appointment they might have a better idea. Today, DH, DD and DS(15) cleaned out both sides of the goat shack and friends of ours wanted it for their garden, so that worked out good! We have 5 doelings to try and sell yet this fall, we actually did better then expected on getting our herd numbers down. Our next challenge is to find a mini-mancha buck to add to our herd to use over our mini-mancha doelings.
 

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Sorry to hear about the first eye surgery not holding and hoping that the second time around will work. Have you gotten any snow yet? Saw a picture that one of my dairy farmers had, that they were picking corn in the first snow of the year.... Somewhere up north or out in the midwest. BRRRR not ready for winter yet.
 
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Sorry to hear about the first eye surgery not holding and hoping that the second time around will work. Have you gotten any snow yet? Saw a picture that one of my dairy farmers had, that they were picking corn in the first snow of the year.... Somewhere up north or out in the midwest. BRRRR not ready for winter yet.
Thanks, I am not use to having to sit around and not do to much or wait till someone can help me! No snow here as of yet and we are just fine with that. More north of us might have seen some snow. The water buckets were frozen this morning so we will probably plug in the heated buckets for the goats tonight. We take care of all the snow removal for the rental units we manage and I'm part of that crew(it's mostly DH & myself and then the kids when they are available). I might have to run the equipment more vs the shovel this year...
 
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