Sunday, August 28, 2011

hot hot hot...

Its been so hot in our house that the thought of placing my laptop on my legs made me cringe. On Friday our air conditioning broke around 5:45 pm.  We were just about to walk out the door to go and watch our youngest daughters first Dance Team performance. We called the air condition company and they were at our house in about 45 minutes. They told us that the blower was broken and they didn't have any in stock, and wont be able to get one until Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. In this 106 degree weather I didn't know how we were going to survive. Thankfully we were able to find some small window units and they are keeping our house nice and cool. We also made it to our daughters dance program thanks to the kindness of a friend(:

It getting hot and heated on the farm also.... its mating season for the goats and sheep. The sheep are very quiet about their mating process and I never know if the girls are pregnant until their milk bag starts to form. The goats are not quiet at all, they want the world to know what they are doing. The sounds coming from the goat barn are very funny. The males are extremely noisy when courting their ladies. The males prance around and fight with each other. They also chase the girls continuously....whispering sweet nothings in their ears and licking their neck...poor girls. This will go on for a couple really looooong weeks.

The photo to the left is Frosty and Houdini. Frosty is my youngest daughters favorite goat, she braids his beard and walks him around. As you can see his tongue is hanging out because he was making all sorts of noises to entice his lady friend. Houdini had been running around earlier trying to get away from Frosty but just like a human she finally gave in to his sweet nothing and started to stand still and listen to him. LOL... Houdini will have babies in 5 months from the day she is bred, we will see who the daddy is and if Frosty won the love of Houdini.... (:

Well it is time for me to go now, I need to get started with my evening chores. Time to to feed and water all of my farm friends and thank God for all that he has given me.

Until next time....








3 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I'm glad you were able to get some window unit a/c. I can't imagine 106 degrees without a/c. We had a beautiful cool day today, perfect for a Sunday.

How many babies does a goat have? I've heard of twins but didn't know if that was common.

ThatGirlFarms said...

They can have 4 babies at once! Crazy huh. We have had a goat and a lamb have triplets. We didn't have many twins this past year but we hope for a bunch next February(:

Red said...

Sounds like you can take the girl out of Arizona but the heat will follow!! Hope this week is much cooler!!!