madshutterbug (madshutterbug) wrote,
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Weekend

Herself spent yesterday with the Shire Amurgorod at the Williston Peanut Festival. Considering that they weren't required to pay for booth space, the Shire did well with their fundraiser (Shoot an Armoured Fighter with an Arrow!), and Herself sold some beeswax candles and earrings.

Myself, I picked up replacement windshield wipers for all vehicles (installed Sydney SubaruOutback's already), returned parts not necessary for Forrest NissanPickup. Oh, the parts are needed, but we also need to get the truck into the shop; I'm not inclined to spend time I'd rather spend on other projects working on internal combustion systems.

I also put together another goat maternity pen. We learned last year that maternity pens are a good thing to discourage Coyote from shopping for fresh kid. However, the method we used last year resulted in a pen too large, and requiring rather more maintenance than desired. So a slightly different method this year, using 'wire clips' (u-bolts of a small variety) to hold the combo panels together. I am also experimenting with several smaller pens, though not tiny. Each panel is 4.8 m (16') long. Putting six of them together in a hexagonal shape provides enough space for two to three does plus kids, and keeps them close enough to foster the overall herd feeling even though they're in somewhat smaller 'herd-letts' in each pen.

Today, we may try rounding up the three does we're quite certain are near term. Hey, maybebabies, wanna help?
Tags: goats, kidding, ranch
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