It was a beautiful +10°C the other day!!! Yes, that's a PLUS sign! What could possibly go wrong on a gorgeous day like this?
Dad was over with the tractor in the morning, so I got him to clean up around the gate. There was so much snow in the way that the chain we use to fasten it was on it's last link, leaving a wide enough gap for goats and Toothless to squeeze through. All nice and tight now.
The snow slid off the roof of the barn. We knew it was going to happen, but we weren't sure how it would fare. I was outside. I heard it. I saw it. I ducked and ran for cover. Success at last! It's still standing! There is some damage to the beam on the top corner, but by golly, on the fourth attempt, it didn't go kersplat!
I sent the Littles up top to shovel snow off, to reduce the weight. It's still not enough of an angle/not slippery enough to slide right off onto the ground. They had a blast riding huge snow chunks off the edge.
In the afternoon Casper was out again. I went out to put him away, and found him back in the pasture. Nelly was out instead.
I think I found it. Casper must have been squeezing through the gate. And he must have tried it again with the gate chain tight. Because this is what I found.
Back in the lean-to, I had a nice chat with Nelly about milking. I petted her and loved her, and played with her udders.
Wait a minute...
I think my baby's gonna have a baby!