Fall is almost over and everyone can feel the onset of Winter in the air. The leaves have fallen and the grass is almost gone. The boys spend a lot of time lounging in the sun and love to snuggle up to the big Maple tree in the front yard.
With breeding season right around the corner I don't think the electric netting will keep the boys and girls apart for long, so they need to finish off the last of the grass while they have a chance.
The boys have been challenging each other for dominance for quite a while now, taking turns ramming each other with their horns. We lately have noticed the girls doing the same thing, I had no idea they did that.
With their bellies full the girls huddle up together in the sun, by laying together in a tight group they cut down on the chilling effect of the soon to be Winter wind. Most of the grass has been chewed down to the nubs, it won't be long till we have to transition to feeding them completely on hay.
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.