Inside the barn, the snow was blowing in and there was a lot of consternation and ear-pointing going on .. As David and I battled to shut all the doors, block gaps and clear drifts, the goats gradually settled down into their cosy beds for the night ahead.
Fortunately, it did not last more than a couple of hours. Sadly for David, it did not last long enough to warrant getting the snow plough going ... Which was a shame as we have a brand new shiny (and bigger) one this winter ..
This morning was very icy and driving up to the farm was interesting to say the least .. even with 4 wheel drive! As the sun rose, the fields glistened and it was all rather pretty:
Our two new arrivals, Lara and Zenobia are bravely venturing into the parlour every day now. Lured in with buckets of food, they are happy to stand and eat while everyone else is being milked .. Notice how they are careful to place those enormous ears outside the bucket!
Some girls continue to find the whole milking experience too much like hard work and just prefer to stay asleep as long as possible before they have to come into the parlour. Coco goat curls up next to her much naughtier sister Beanie while they wait until almost the very end of the session ..
And for those of you who have been missing Husky in action .. she still prefers to drink her water straight from the tap ..
And, back for the winter, the Gracie Moos are content in their yard. Oodles of lovely barley straw and fresh hay .. beats standing in a field in the cold and snow!