The Rest of the Herd

13 Apr

I’m going to be completely honest here and say that the rest of the goat herd has been horribly neglected.  I’ve made sure their water tubs are full and I’ve tried to get a good count on them everyday.  Other than that, I’ve been consumed with getting kids here, keeping track of kids, rain, allergies, and just trying to get through.  Sunday, despite the allergies, I went out to check everyone.

All 22 on the Back Forty

I started doing another round of copper at the start of kidding because Popcorn was looking really bad.

Popcorn

He’s better now, but I haven’t been able to get everyone done (for all the reasons listed above).  It’s obvious some of them were seriously in need of the copper even though they had it just about six weeks ago.

Cupid is supposed to have orange spots.

That has become my priority–allergies or not.

Myson

Coral gave me kisses, and I checked her eyes.  She’s really anemic.

Kiss-me-Coral

Pluto was sweet.

Pluto

I have to say, Purl was a bit standoffish.  Look how big she’s getting!

Hilda and Purl

All of my progress (what tiny bit there was) with Tansy has been lost.  She’s totally wild again.

Tansy

I’m hoping to get the two groups back together again next weekend.  That will be better.

2 Responses to “The Rest of the Herd”

  1. Jeanne April 13, 2021 at 5:17 pm #

    I’m sorry you’ve had so much trouble keeping up with all the needs of the herd. I can understand, though. Sometimes things get tough. I’m very sorry Tansy has gone wild again. That must be a heart-breaker for you.

    Is the copper treatment very expensive?

    • Teresa April 13, 2021 at 5:21 pm #

      As often as I have to give copper, it isn’t inexpensive.

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