Thursday, 27 August 2015

The end of harvest!

Well ... hurrah!  Hurrah! Hurrah!  Harvest is finished for us this year.  David battled tractor breakdowns and bad weather to finally get the last of the straw dried and baled ready for storage over the winter.  The race against time at the weekend was under way to try and get everything safely home before the torrential rain started.

And he almost made it ... Coming down a slope with the final load, one of the trailer tyres blew out:

Oh dear ... and so there it sat until he could fix it yesterday.  Fortunately, it was only a few bales of straw and hopefully they will dry out pretty quickly.  The trailer will live to tow another day.

Goatie life has continued much as normal this week but the girlies have spent most of their time indoors just watching the torrential rain pour down.  Those little goatie faces staring out of the door ..

The lack of fresh air and exercise has also meant that milking times have been a lot more challenging this week.  The goatlings are getting braver by the day .. here's two of the girls who decided that it was safer with a friend ..

And then, of course, there's Monkey.  What a big fat goatie she is now!

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