Here’s to a New Week

24 Jul

I am so ready for a new better week.  This one just has to end. With the heat and the worry over my moms in the yard, I decided not to set up for the Rhodes Pride Days’ farmer’s market.  I just did the parade.  Then I hurried home to check everyone.  One of my biggest to check was little Cutie Pie.  When I went out to do bottle kids, she was only walking on three legs.  She tried running to get her bottle and fell head over nose when she tried to run on the leg.

Cutie Pie

Cutie Pie

I gave her meds for pain and the swelling in her ankle.  When I got back from the parade, she was still hurting, and I couldn’t get a good check on it without causing lots of pain, so I called the vet and said, “I think I have a kid with a broken leg.”

Doeling goat_2839ews

He came out and felt it and said that it was definitely broken.  It was, however, a simple break, in place, no broken skin and she’s young enough that she should heal completely with the splint.  I guess if you have to have a broken leg, that was the best possible way to do it.  Poor girl.  It was good she had the pain killers on board while he was working on her, and the splint holding it stable really helped her feel better too.

Doe kid in splint_2808ews

She’s already feeling better (still on pain meds) and learning how to get around with it on.  She’s even figured out how to reach those hard-to-itch places.  By the end of the four weeks, she’ll probably be bouncing all over with it.

kid in splint_2837ews

Kid in splint_2881ews

My moms in the yard are doing better.  I’m trying to figure out how to do things so that I don’t have them all in the yard now.  Wanda and her kids can go back into the herd.  Maggie is the one I really think I need to keep in the yard.  She still has three babies that want to nurse and she does not do heat at all.  I don’t know what to do with Sallie either.  Vixen is another one I worry about, but I think I’ll put her back with Wilson.  Cutie will have to stay in the yard too.

Doe and kid_2848ews

Add to the goat stress that something has attacked and killed two chickens through their enclosed pen, and I have had it.  I’m setting a trap tonight to try and catch whatever is killing them.  I have to find my trap first.


The heat is better.  We should be back to normal temperatures by tomorrow.  I am ready for a much better week.  I vote we all make it a great week!

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11 Responses to “Here’s to a New Week”

  1. Dave From Philadelphia July 24, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    Yes … here is to a much better week for you and your menagerie!

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

      Thank you. Hope you have a good week too.

  2. Claire Moxon-Waltz July 24, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

    That is a rotten week. I really hope you have a better one in store. I’m glad that Cutie-Pie was not a serious issue, relatively speaking, and she appears to be managing her goat yoga poses without too much difficulty. Hoping you “bounce” back this week! 😉

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

      Thanks, Claire! She really is doing well. I am trying to make her feel better with an extra bottle too.

  3. vem030956 July 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    Wow you poor thing….Extra prayers for you and the goats AND the chickens!!!! Maybe you could get a type of canopy tent to put out for every one….{{Hugs}}

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

      It will be better. The goats are improving. I just hope I can get rid of whatever is getting my chickens.

  4. brokenteepee July 24, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

    I’m glad the heat is lessening. I do hope that next week is boring as can be.

    • Teresa July 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

      Boring is good! Never thought that as a kid, but now I really appreciate boring. Hope you have a great week!

  5. Jeanne July 24, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

    Boy, you really need a break! It’s just so awful. I pray that sweet Cutie Pie will be all right. She does look really cute with her splint! Her “yoga antics” are funny!

    I pray too, that you can catch whatever it is that’s after your chickens! That’s just not right!

  6. pattisj July 25, 2016 at 12:59 am #

    I hope you catch your midnight marauder, everyone stays well, and it’s a twice-as-good week to make up for last week!

  7. brokenbarn July 25, 2016 at 6:21 am #

    If it’s not one thing, it’s 20 others. I hope you have a better week!

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