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What the Heck?

6 Dec

When I was doing chores on Tuesday, I noticed Wanda had lost some fur.  It looked like she rubbed all the fur off.

Wanda

And some of the skin.

I have no idea what the heck she did.  Well, I assume she got stuck somewhere and removed the fur and skin trying to get herself unstuck.

This is what pictures look like when I try to take them after chores this time of year.

Crazy goat.  Anyhow, she’s a little thin.  I have been thinking about putting her in with Zeus since she hasn’t come back into heat.  And he would still like to have some company in his prison.

Zeus: Let me out. I was framed!

So I put them together.

It will be warmer for her when we get colder next week, and she can get a little extra feed to help her gain weight.

A Few Leftovers

5 Dec

I’m getting desperate to do blog posts this week with the lack of opportunities to take pictures, but luckily I have a few leftovers.  This is a three-generation picture:  Gidget, Hera, and Blaze.

Cupid is actually deciding to be nice to me.

Cupid

Especially if she thinks she’ll get a bite of sweet feed.

Venus, Chiffon, Cupid, and Marge

Annie was using the broken board to scratch her nose.

Reva sporting her silver shoe and making me feel guilty.

Reva

Here’s Margarita and Maggie.  I know I’ve shared a similar photo, but these two are just so pretty.

I was wrong about Caroline being in heat.  She just came back into heat last weekend, so she’s not going to have an oopsie baby during second spring break.

Caroline

I’m not sure if that is good or bad.  If I’m having a second spring break, I guess I’d rather have a bunch because the kids and moms do better when they are born earlier.

Betty Moved

4 Dec

Betty Lou is my oldest goat.  She’s been getting meds to help her joints, and she’s one that I am constantly thinking needs copper.  She’s lost all of her face color again, so I’ve ordered more copper, and we’ll be starting the next round of copper capsules.  I decided to  move her up with the other old ladies.

Betty Lou

Bonnie has no problem with her joints.  I just need to get more copper in her, and she might go back with the rest of the herd.  We’ll see.  Harley’s back is still giving her a bit of trouble now, but she is doing better than she was.

Harley

Penny also does really well as long as she gets the meds for her arthritis and isn’t trapsing all through the Back Forty.

Penny

I’d like to put all of these girls in the greenhouse because it’s insulated and would be warmer for them.  It’s also a little smaller space so they aren’t running around quite so much.  At least, that would be good for Harley and Penny.  Unfortunately, the greenhouse is the only place I can keep Zeus shut in.

Zeus

I had planned on keeping him until next summer, when everyone is looking for a new buck, but I don’t know if I can keep him that long the way he’s behaving.