Last weekend, I decreased the goat herd by seven. I took seven kids to the sale barn. I was rather picky on who I took this weekend. It was all the little boys that think they are big boys. Vinnie’s girl, Violet, had already gone to a forever farm, but I sold her boy this past weekend. I had hoped leaving one kid with her would help her slow down her milk production, but she is so big right now. Too bad she won’t let me milk her.
I might not be able to touch Vinnie, but Cinnamon and Haley have been just perfect girls. I am now milking them along with my other girls.
I still have several kids here. Custer and Bullseye are two of the younger, smaller boys.
Part of our horrible summer included too many bacterial infections, including Sugar getting mastitis. I caught it quickly, and she was still able to raise her boys.
I’m really upset with her getting mastitis, and I’m hoping her udder isn’t ruined. To help her dry off slowly, I only sold one of her two boys. She still has Ferdie with her.
I used that same theory of helping the girls slow down their milk production with Vixen and Dolly. I sold their boys and left their girls with them. They did not agree to this plan, however, and they’ve weaned their girls.
Those two little girls are really trying to nurse, but their maas just won’t let them. That means Dolly and Vixen have huge udders too.
I sold Betty Lou’s little boy. She’s just happy to only have two kids left to feed! Skipper and Midge are happy not to have to fight for a teat.
Of course my little Myson is still here. He’s not going anywhere! I also have Maisie that I said was not leaving the farm. I can’t believe how big she’s getting!
The last kid still here is Mary, Kizzy’s little doe. She stayed because she was having a hard time fighting her two bigger brothers for food. Now she looks really good.
I seem to have become rather fond of her though, and I think she’ll be staying.
Next week, I’ll take seven more little ones, and then I’m done selling kids for the year.