Week in Review

 And it was quite a week!

The new snow frosted the buildings.

The new snow frosted the buildings.

The winds rearranged the snow into drifts with sparkling glitter.

The winds rearranged the snow into drifts with sparkling glitter.

Frozen puddles created hazards under the new snow.

Frozen puddles created hazards under the new snow.

I made a narrow path to the non-birthing goats water.

I made a narrow path to the non-birthing goats’ water.  They pull up and back ‘er out.

Pumpkin Pie is gracefully taking a back-seat to the baby goats.

Pumpkin Pie is gracefully taking a back-seat to the baby goats.

Speaking of baby goats … I just happen to have a few more pics:

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The snow, the drifts, the wind, the bitter cold, the extra chores made it a bit crazy – but oh, the smiles make it worth it!  Wouldn’t you agree?

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About Marla Rose

This blog documents country life in central Illinois with lots of pictures, and various other ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!
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25 Responses to Week in Review

  1. pattisj says:

    I’m behind in reading–you have more babies! I didn’t know goats had a reverse gear. 😉

  2. babywren says:

    Nothing is as cute as baby animals. They look like they are showing personality already.

  3. Now just what was Snowball saying in the last pic?

  4. Beth Ann says:

    So very cute! I love them!!! The snow—not so much. 🙂

  5. Linda Burkhart says:

    Beautiful pictures! Pumpkin pie is a gorgeous calf and so gracious of her to step back and let the kids have their day in the limelight. Be careful of that ice. One advantage of being so cold here, we rarely warm up enough to have those icy hazards. I am in love with your kids, please keep the pictures coming. Hope you have a sunny day! 🙂

  6. dayphoto says:

    MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I love that last shot!!!! If you have a fast melt you and everyone in your neck of the woods are going to be in trouble. We are having a fast melt here, but we are dry so the soil is soaking everything up!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    *♥´¨) ¸.-´¸.-♥´¨) Happy Valentine’s Day¸.-♥¨) (¸.-` ♥♥´¨

  7. debweeks says:

    OMG!! Too much cuteness on the farm!!!

    How far are you from Charleston? Our son lives in Charleston and if it’s not too far, I may need to run by for a goat fix on our next visit 🙂

  8. dayphoto says:

    By the way…I love your header!!!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    *♥´¨) ¸.-´¸.-♥´¨) Happy Valentine’s Day¸.-♥¨) (¸.-` ♥♥´¨

  9. Karen says:

    Marla, We have a boer doe that is pregnant, but really aren’t sure as to the due date- any suggestions? I can send photos if that would help!

    • Oh my, I was really off when I judged by appearance. I would say that she’ll start making an udder a month before she kids….watch for it to get larger and tighter the closer she gets.

      • iamonittoo says:

        I think we’ve been about a month with an udder– seems to be much bigger this weekend.. Our other doe had a stillborn a couple of weekends ago so we are particularly anxious!

      • She is probably getting close. Watch for a mucous-y discharge … then you are within hours. It is a nerve-wracking time, especially with the recent stillborn. 😦 Sorry to hear that.

  10. iamonittoo says:

    Marla– We had kids this morning! You were right on it! She had a boy and a girl, only the girl survived, but we feel very blessed just to have the one!! It has been a nerve racking time, but now the worry about whether she is eating enough— this is really stressful!

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