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Udder Check Season

15 Feb

It’s about a month until we have spring break babies.

Gidget (and Ava in back)

I’m getting anxious to know who actually settled or if I missed someone coming back into heat.

Cinnamon

Since they are this close, I can start to feel udders to see if they are starting to make milk.

Hilda

It’s not an exact science as to when they will start developing, especially with the cold we’ve had.

Clover

They tend not to drop until just before they kid when it’s really cold.

Wanda

I know some are making udders, but others will just have to keep me guessing for a little while yet.

Cutie, Sallie (retired) and Annie

I hope we warm up by the time we start kidding.

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Done Kidding for 2017

20 Jun

Vinnie had her babies today!

Here is her first girl, Viera.

Her second is Vanna.

Everyone is doing great!

It’s a relief to be finished.  Now I just have to get them to where all the kids can go out to pasture without getting lost!

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

Jumbo Sized

17 Jun

Remember my tiny little dancing Gypsy girl?  She kept ending up spraddle legged until I made a little elastic device to help her keep her legs together and build muscle.  Well, Clover’s Jumbo boy had the same problem.  Kind of.  He also was so cramped and folded in there that his front hooves were folded under.

Poor Jumbo had problems on both ends, but I made a jumbo-sized orthopedic device for him.

He’s already doing much better!  We can’t forget his not-so-little sister, Janelle.  It’s no wonder he couldn’t move around in there.

Janelle, Clover and Jumbo

If Clover thinks she’s tired now, wait until they start running all over!