Working On Them

9 Nov

I know I’ve said this fall seems to be unusually rough for the copper deficiency, and that continues.  Freddie is slowly making progress.

Freddie with Annie in the back

I will say, his appetite has really improved in the last few days.  That’s a really good sign.

The hair is starting to fill back in on his ears, but you can’t tell in this picture.

Annie is really doing better.  I think she’ll be ready to go back to the rest of the herd by this next weekend if she continues to improve.


Unfortunately, Mary is looking horrible now.  I have her shut in for lots of extra food and less stress and running around.


She wasn’t supposed to have kids this year.  She did an amazing job of raising Trace and Quatro, but that has a lot to do with why she is run-down now.

Beautiful Trace (with Bambi in the background)

She’s not happy about being taken off pasture and put in the Love Shack, but hopefully, she can gain her strength back.  She was not supposed to have kids.

Watching the herd in pasture

Stormy is also really thin, but she’s getting quite old, so I am giving her extra food and babying her.

Stormy with Tish

Bonnie is thin too.  She’s not exactly young anymore.


I think I’m going to try to put those girls up north as soon as I can put Xerxes with the little bucks again.  Hopefully, Freddie will be strong enough to join them by then.

3 Responses to “Working On Them”

  1. Eileen Wise November 10, 2020 at 7:58 am #


    They are all cutie, I hope they all recover and do well. Take care, stay safe! Have a happy day!

  2. janicead November 10, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

    Sick fur family makes for so much extra work for you.

  3. jp@A Green Ridge November 10, 2020 at 2:32 pm #

    I never realized that they were impacted so drastically by copper deficiency. Hope all of them rebound!!…:)jp

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