Monday, October 5, 2009

Ranch additions

Time for updates! Friday we got our new big Boer buck, PNTD ACE IN THE HOLE - "Ace". He is a beautiful buck! He's only 2 years old and weighs about 200 lbs. He is a gentle giant, although he did bend the buck fence trying to get in with them ;). But they all worked it out and are fine now. This morning when the dairy does were out getting milked, we had Ace in with the Boer does and he bred 2 of them, Gandy and Cricket - YAY!

Here are some pictures of Ace.

Wait, this isn't Ace!?! It's lil' Berry Blast trying to be a big guy,
Ace and Junior Mint figuring out who's boss,

Okay, gotta go ride!

Well I am editing this post now to add a few things. Riding went good - practiced roping and only rode for a little bit.

As for other additions on the ranch - the new buck shed is almost done. We didn't realize we were a little short on materials for the sides, but it is working out. We did sheet metal for the roof and one side, old plywood for the long side, and then for the other side - we still have to figure that out! Either dig through the lumber pile, or go buy a few pieces of sheet metal. We'll see. I'll have to take pictures when it's done.

Yesterday I also started to put insulation back in the doe barn. It's SO COLD here (well, maybe I'm a wimp) - but today it has been about 50 with a cold windy/breeze, and even colder in the mornings. . . the other morning it was 37! Brrr. . . if you can't tell I am not ready for winter :)!
Anyway, I just have to finish insulating the doe barn and put the half-front on. And that's it for the DOE barn. The little log-loafer still has to be finished, and the whole long list of things to do.

That's it for now.