That's Red Hot & Ripped and his two personal attendants--a pair of Muscovy Mallard drakes. The ducks like to 'massage' the bucks with their bills and the goats seem to enjoy it. Weird. Rip is quite enamored with the ladies next door but won't get conjugal visitation until after he comes home from the PA Farm Show and does his penance in quarantine. Here are the rest of the bucks, many which are destined for local Eid celebrations later this month.
Peek-A-Boo CalfAs Jill up in New Hampshire would say..."somebody's cooking!"...meaning everyone around here is well-fed.From her good side, Emma still looks like a normal cow. We joked with Jessica that she could still show her as long as she only let the judge see her from this profile. Despite lacking half her udder, she continues to pump out 22-26 pounds of milk a day. At that rate, my hands are getting stronger (and sore) so we hooked up the surge bucket (the one for the goats with only two inflations) yesterday, turned it on and NOTHING. No being used in a while, the mud wasps had clogged the pulsator. So it will be a few more days until the rebuild kit arrives along with a new vacuum regulator.