Oh Deer ……. :)

Mama deer with her baby

Mama deer with her baby

We have lots of wildlife here on the farm….. more than just some wild chickens and goats! These deer showed up early in the morning for some breakfast. The mama deer looks like she really needs to eat more before the winter gets here, she is looking a bit thin. The little deer ate all the mushrooms on the lawn and then enjoyed grazing on the lovely dew covered grass. It is so nice to look out and watch them eat early in the morning….. as long as they are not in the garden  Speaking of the garden, we are beginning to get it ready for a winter sleep. We have had some really hard frosts and all the plants are spent so Jake and Jeff started pulling up the dead plants in preparation for winter garden dressing. While they were working, they found quite a few really nice big potatoes that had grown from last years left overs. That is always a really nice surprise  We will be planting the garlic soon, but will have to make sure we don’t plant too early and not too late either. Has to be just right.
The bachelor pad (Jim and Reggio’s house) will need some winter modifications before it snows to be sure they stay nice and warm in the winter. I would also love to give those two a bath, but not really sure how to go about it. I will have to do some research on how to bathe bucks and see if I can figure something out. The girls, especially Starr goat and Starbright, really love the way they smell and can’t resist their manliness ….. Lol! Gotta love these awesome goats! Starbright and Sugar will be the only girls that we will breed this fall so that we can continue to get milk from Bella and then we will possibly breed Bella in the spring so that we stagger the breeding. We shall see.
I am so glad to report that the chickens are giving up the eggs! Yay! We are still only getting about 11 out of 24 hens, but it is certainly a start.
Well, that’s all for now. G’night all….. sweet dreams ❤


  1. kldalbom said,

    October 20, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Looks like my yard in Branson!

    • gallopinggoatess said,

      October 21, 2013 at 1:39 am

      I just love watching the wildlife from my living room! 🙂

      • Karen said,

        October 27, 2013 at 3:49 am

        Had 2 deer in the yard tonite…I think most of these deer have names by all the neighbors. no flower is safe around here…!!

      • gallopinggoatess said,

        October 27, 2013 at 3:58 am

        I know what you mean! We have to go to great lengths to keep our garden safe. Last year the deer ate everything in the garden stems, stocks and all, even the hot peppers! So, now we put really high fences around everything. They are beautiful to watch as long as they eat grass and mushrooms 🙂

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