The Old Goats

8 Dec

With the colder weather, I’ve started feeding a bit of grain each evening.  My older girls haven’t been getting any, so I finally moved three of them into the yard.  You know, I hadn’t had livestock in there for about a week.  Muffin is 10 1/2, and she is really getting thin.  After her brain injury, she hasn’t had any fight, so she just stands.  I have to make sure she’s getting food.

Muffin Jane Osboer

Muffin Jane Osboer

Meg is one of my two oldest goats.  She’s healthy, but at 12 3/4, she seems to be shrinking, kind of like human old ladies do.

Megora Saanen

Megora Saanen

Then there’s Helen.  My brat.  She’s been getting medicine for her arthritis for almost a year now.  She still has a lot of spunk, and she’s in the worst physical shape of the three, but she’s the one picking on the other two.

Helen Osboer

Helen Osboer

Then, just for fun (read hay), Cutie Pie let herself back into the yard. She is fast enough she can outrun any of the three old ladies.

Cutie Pie Goodberry

Cutie Pie Goodberry

More likely, she is eating with Muffin and curling up with whomever she can for warmth.  Silly kid.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have this week’s list at the top of my side bar.

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5 Responses to “The Old Goats”

  1. brokenteepee December 8, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

    I have to admit that today was the first day I was happy that Pricilla was not here. The “warmest” it got was 15° and I know she would not have been good in this cold.

    • Teresa December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

      It is s hard on them. Worse since e have been so warm, and now this cold.

  2. Jeanne December 8, 2016 at 11:26 pm #

    I always feel so sorry for the critters, when the weather is cold and nasty. Yours are blessed that you take such good care of them.

  3. Margaret December 9, 2016 at 12:42 am #

    I would say that these three order ladies have quite a good life as you look after them so well

  4. pattisj December 11, 2016 at 1:01 am #

    Poor Muffin. I’m glad she has you to look out for her. Cutie–what a stinker!

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