Tag Archives: Annie

Integrated

19 Apr

I have integrated the two parts of the goat herd.

I had all my moms and a few others on the front pasture.

Annie

Hera

I had way fewer goats on the bigger back pasture.

Casey

I had to change that.

So I put them all together.

I am still worried about my moms who are run down, but I’ll try and figure out a way to get them some extra feed.

Bonnie (back), Blaze feeding Trooper, and Toodles and Bubbles running to see if I have a bottle

Of course, the ones I milk will be easy.  I just have to say their name near the milk room door, and they’ll come.

Haley

After moving to the bigger pasture, I’m pretty sure Harley will really need her meds tonight.

Harley

A few of the kids got pretty tired running around.

Doc napping by his maa, Sidney

Of course, the few who got left in the barnyard weren’t too happy about it, but they did manage to sneak through the gate back onto the front pasture to eat with Aurora.

sneaking through the gate

In a couple of days, everyone will have adjusted.

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Spots

22 Mar

Mary has twins this year.  One looks like a lot of my white goats with the light spots.  That comes from my long-ago buck Grover.  Several of my adults still have those markings.

Did you notice his sister?  She has those characteristic markings of her mom and Bonnie and Blaze and Gidget.  Those amazing silver spots will probably fade into tan to look like her mom’s spots.

Bubbles

They are all descended from Kizzy.  She’s the only one that got these amazing spots from Grover instead of the normal big tan patches on white.  I think Zeus might be a good buck for thowing spots.  After all, he is another one descended from Kizzy.  This is one of his kids below.

She belongs to Annie.

Her brother you can barely see below, but he got his mom’s black and white.

But he’s worth looking at from every angle because he also got spots from Zeus.

I don’t know if the silver spots will fade or stay silver.

He’s certainly quite the interesting kid.  I’m thinking I might have to keep Zeus for another year and see if these two can give me a girl with these colors and spots.

The Rest of the Kids

19 Mar

You might have noticed that I kind of quit talking about kidding before we were done and started posting my pre-made-in-case-I-get-too-busy-to-do-a-post-some-day posts.  I got sick.  I never ever want to be sick during kidding week again.  It was horrible.  I wouldn’t have made it through without my family.  As it is, between my being sick and the weather we lost Maisie’s baby.  Sadly, she only had one, so she’s horribly upset now.  So am I.

old photo from last summer

Back to where I left off.  Cinnamon has a buck and a doe.

Caroline has a little girl that looks about like her.

Joani had the only set of triplets (buck, doe, and doe).

Annie has a buck and a doe.

Wanda has one big girl.  I was sick and didn’t even take a slimy newborn photo of her.  It’s still a crappy cell phone picture, but I’ll start trying to get some better pictures of the kids.

I’m certainly glad to be done kidding, and I’m finally starting to feel better too.

Edit:  I had to fix Annie’s name.  I accidentally called her by her maa’s name.  I make the excuse that I’m still recovering.