Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Nitro



This morning as I was getting ready to go to the feedstore Wayne (handyman) told me Nitro wouldn't let him in the pen. Now the first day Nitro arrived at Hidden Haven he followed Wayne everywhere and I mean everywhere. If Wayne got out of his sight he would stand on the gate and cry. Now that he has been here for a while he is king of the pen. Nitro will guard the gate and when anyone but me( so far) try to go in he pushes them out with his head. And if that doesn't work he turns sideways and pushes you with his body. We are getting Wayne to build gates on both stalls so we will have the means to close a goat up if needed. Nitro doesn't mind the gates. In fact he goes in his side and nudges the gate closed or open. He just doesn't want other people around him or Diva. So far he hasn't minded me around. I took him and Diva on a walk so Wayne could work on the gates. He walks fine with me. The only time I have a problem is when I run out of treats. Nitro loves the apple/molasses cookies for horses and hasn't learned what no more means. I have to make him slow down and taste them or he would swallow them whole. He will nudge me for more when I run out but other than that he doesn't mind me being around. He doesn't pay any attention to me when I milk Diva but when I finish I have to scratch his head. I think he knows Diva is pregnant and is taking care of her or he may just be selfish. On another note, Jackie O has a hurt leg and is in Hidden Haven Chicken hospital. Some how her leg got injured and she can't stand on it so she is in one of the old rabbit cages till it mends and she can stand on it. She is eating good and drinking water and there are no open wounds so will wait and see how quickly it mends. She doesn't seem to be in any pain So hopefully it will be soon. Maybe she heard me say she needed to go on a diet and is getting my sympathy so I will keep feeding her a lot. I have been reworking the photos in my etsy soap shop and adding new scents. Still have quite a few new scents to add but the paperwork on my desk keeps getting bigger and bigger. Have a couple of doe goats I am going to go look at next week. Need to find one to milk while Diva is dry. Going to stick with registered Nubians as we are very pleased with the ones we have and they are so lovable! Other than that its been a quiet day here. Have a nice fire going and season one of the Waltons on DVD calling my name. Paperwork????? shhhhhhhh it will be there tomorrow!

9 comments:

Tee said...

Cute template! I really like that lamb above archives. LOL.

Nitro has some personality, huh?! Geez! Apple/molasses cookies sound really good - is this only for animals? LOL.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I agree with tee those cookies do sound good...I love your animals as I have always told you. keep up the good work with them. good for Miss Diva being pregnant. what a sweet little goat/goats will you have. Oh do they have more than one? Sandy

Anonymous said...

Nitro is quite a character. I think of your farm as Charlotte's Webb when they are all alone. I think those animals are all talking up a storm. Nitro is a smart guy for getting those yummy cookies. What a life...

Take care,
Connie

Anonymous said...

I love to read about your animals Peggy - all with such diverse personalities. I agree that they all talk to one another when you aren't looking....telling their own stories about the humans. Hidden Haven Homestead would make a great children's book. Especially the Goat Tales!
XOXO
Lisa

Nicole said...

What a lovely post Peggy... I wanted to go back a few times to soak it all up. I think it might also have something to do with the music as well. Sounds like life is sweet for you my friend. Give Ms Diva a hug for us as my chickens (Bell & Harry) ask about her frequently. I will have to order some more soap soon too as I caught Christopher using a bar the other day and now know why my supply is going down so quick lol. Lots of love, Nicole xox.

Anonymous said...

I love watching the Waltons too. Grandma is my favorite. I've got a ton of paperwork too that I'm hoping to get to this weekend.

Rosa said...

Oh goody, Ms. Diva is pregnant then! How exciting. Good hubby Nitro. He is protecting his "roost." Hope the leg is better soon on Jackie O. You do have your hands full, Peg!

clarelittle said...

Your blog is making me laugh! Nitro looks like quite a fella. So when you are not busy "being" the waltons, you are watching them on dvd ?!
This is very refreshing stuff, I will add you to my blogroll.
Clare

Anonymous said...

Yeah Peggy, write some children's books. You could even use real pics from your own babies. I'm a kid at heart...I'll buy them. Do you think Nitro would share those cookies. mmmmm molasses to dip (sup) your biscuits in...sigh, sweet memories of NC.