It rained ALL day Sunday and late into the night. Not that I should complain; the weather guys had hinted that it may have been sleet or ice pellets at night. I didn't have grand plans for doing things outside, but the goats tend to stay inside the barn when it rains (acid rain, you know) and make a mess of everything. Goodness forbid they should take four steps outside to take a whiz.
I only milked Ishtar yesterday evening. Annette was pretty saggy and I figured I may as well start drying her up. I'll continue milking Ishtar every day, but milk Annette every other day.
I also got their hooves trimmed. It's much easier to trim when they've been wet for a while. Oh, and a question for those of you that have both goats (or sheep) and chickens; are my chickens the only ones that go absolutely crazy scrambling to eat the hoof trimmings? Talk about a major Ick-Factor. I don't get it. Maybe it's like some gourmet treat for poultry.
I did manage to clean out one side of the chicken coop this weekend and put down fresh bedding (wasted goat hay), but didn't get the other side cleaned. Now all my wasted-hay-bedding is soaked so I'll have to wait a few days for it to dry out. Or maybe the rain will have "cleaned" the hay and the goats will think it's "new & special" hay and want to eat it now.