The past week has flown by and I just have not gotten my blog mojo on! Tired at night in this drizzly, grey weather. Dealing with a house Peanut is also keeping us busy, as all her systems are on green light, and I cannot seem to keep the diapers on her. So we are constantly cleaning up while she is in the house.
We are trying to get our little goat integrated into the herd of babies and mamas, but it has presented its challenges. She seems to do fine when the youngest of the babies are out playing and she fits right in with them. The older ones can be a little pushy, and the moms mostly have no use for her and if she is not careful, they can do some damage. Yesterday it poured all day, so we only had her out during chore times. This morning she came out at chore time and we left her up there, but it turned damp and raw, and we found her kicked out of the greenhouse, huddled up by the fence shivering, late in the morning. So we brought her in for an hour to have her bottle, then got her back up there. The temperature has improved, even if the grey skies have not.
So we are hoping for some slightly warmer weather, but it looks unsettled with rain and fog on and off for the next week. The weekend, however, looks like a winner! We shall see. I am not anxious for the blackflies, but it will be nice to see the sun again sometime, with some slightly warmer temperatures! Spring in Maine, never a dull moment. (Or maybe many dull moments with a few grateful sightings of the sun!). And until then, we will keep getting our Peanut out with the others and watching carefully. We have had house goats and lambs in the past and I know they get out there into the mix in the end. It just feels like forever!