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Polka Sallie Annie

10 Dec

When the vet had to come for Bonnie, I also decided it was time to say good-bye to Annie. She (and Bonnie) had really slowed down and dropped weight in the previous week.  Annie was so thin and anemic that the cold weather coming this weekend would have made me make the call at that time.  So we decided it was better not to wait.

Polka Sallie Annie

She was an oopsie baby (I seem to have a lot of those).  Her mom, Sallie, got bred through the fence by Fionn.

Sallie and daughter, Polka Sallie Annie

She was Sallie’s whole world.

Sallie and Annie

She gave me my beautiful (naughty) Caroline.

Caroline with Annie

What a special girl.

Annie as a baby, through the years, and with this year’s kid, Flora

There have been way too many good-byes this year.

More of What I am Thankful For

28 Nov


Bob Cat joined me for my pasture walk the other day.

I think Astra settled meaning we’ll have March kids.


Blaze and 2TC



Tiger and Freddie; the trees are getting cleaned up




Popcorn can not possibly get any fatter and fuzzier.

Peacocks and Annie enjoying sunshine after a couple of rainy days. We’re finally coming out of the drought conditions.


Shuffling the Copper Deficient

15 Nov

As much as I’d love to have a long stretch of boring, I have goats.  That is not going to happen.  I am shuffling the goats who have been struggling with the copper deficiency.  The good news is that Freddie is doing so much better I put him in with Tiger.

Tiger and Freddie

His eyes are red; he’s eating well; he’s gaining weight.  I’m feeling pretty good about where he’s at.  I also had to move him to make room for Stormy in the Love Shack.


Even though I had been letting her come in to eat sweet feed each evening, she was still falling behind more and more.  Then she ended up with bottle jaw–as bad as Annie’s.  I gave her more copper and shut her in the Love Shack.


The swelling is going down, which is good.  She’s eating really well.  Now I just need her not to pick on the other girls and quit fighting through the fence.

Stormy fighting with Cinnamon (Dolly behind; Antigone and Edith in front)

Seriously.  Why? The last thing these old ladies need to do is use extra energy.

Annie; Mary and Dolly fighting

Annie and Mary are getting more color in their eye membranes, but they are still really thin and weak.  I keep trying.


Bonnie is also looking more thin, so I shut her in with the other three.  It’s kind of getting crowded in there.  As long as they can get along, though, it’s more body heat to help it stay warmer, especially with the cool, damp windy weekend we had.


Hopefully, they can recover.  Part of it will depend on the weather, too.  We need to quit having crazy swings from hot to cold.