Monday, October 10, 2011

Soggy weather, dry goats

We have had a low pressure system moving thru the area, winds at 15 to 20mph with gusts up to 50mph...thunderstorms all night (the tail end of the last batch of storms is almost done moving thru now)...the weather alert radio has been going off most of the morning since 3am and we were under tornado watch for hours...Now a flood advisery for the low lying areas (thank goodness this is not us, we are on a high spot thanx to hubby's clever homesteading ancestors)..So now we have the steady drizzle and everything is soggy and wet..

Inside the pen is nice and dry for our little goats...
Notice the blue dog lead, this is to keep Boots from dumping all the eating hay on the ground when he is playing King of the Hay Manger.

I went and mucked out the goat pen and laid them out fresh dry hay....I am so glad we decided to tarp the top of the 10x10 pen so they are not stuck all day in the little shelter...They are able to move around without getting wet and have dry feed to nibble at...Even though I do have to go out periodically and empty the water off of the tarp so it does not cave in...We are going to make them a solid roof soon I think.

On a positive note about the rain, the dirt in the veggie garden should be good and soaked for planting seedlings Wed :)

I had promised myself that I would not post another goat post until I had posted something decor or garden related so those non-goat lovers would have something to read...Oops sorry...But soon I promise.

Blessings Kelsie


Becca's Dirt said...

Love the pic of you Kelsie. Glad you are getting the nice rains. Hope it doesn't get too bad for you.

mississippi artist said...

Wish we would get some of your rain. Your goats are so cute, I am glad they have a nice dry home.

Dreaming said...

Glad the goats are able to stay dry!

Darla said...

We have had that steady drizzle since Saturday and the gardens are so happy! You post all you want about your precious goats. Clever to build them a roof.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

We're having steady rain here in SC, too. Your goats look so cute! We're having a giveaway if you'd like to enter.

Anonymous said...

I like reading about your little goats, Kelsie! Hope the weather improves for you!