Tag Archives: Aphrodite

Back With the Herd

3 May

Since I had to put everyone on the front pasture until I got the fence repaired, I decided it would be the perfect time to move Aphrodite, Venus and Haley back in with the rest of the herd.

The herd coming to see what was going on while I was trying to get the girls to join them.

It was a pretty smooth transition.

Haley

Well, except for Pluto being a pain trying to fight with Aphrodite.

Pluto and Aphrodite with Cody and Sappho in front

The kids are big enough to keep up with the herd on the small pasture.

Venus and Cody

I did look, and last year it was late in May before I turned them out onto the back half.  That looks like the safest bet again.

Sappho and Cody meeting Shellie and Claire

Sappho racing past maa, Aphrodite

I also decided I’d just let everyone stay on the front pasture for a week to give the front half of the back forty time to grow since they will be stuck on if for a while yet.

Lots more stuff to eat on the little pasture; but the warmer weather and rain should really make the grass grow.

And they better be safe on the smaller pasture with three llamas.

Maybeline and Aurora

I will say, some bucks don’t look too happy with their smaller accommodations.

Benji and Frodo want out on the pasture too.

They will survive though.

No Goats in the Garage

28 Apr

I had been trying to share the front pasture between the bucks and the two girls.  It sorta worked, but I had to get the girls back in the garage so the boys could have shelter every time there was rain.

Venus and Cody

Finally, after the storms on Saturday, the forecast called for five dry days.  They were still a bit cooler than our average, but they weren’t freezing.  That means Sunday morning, it was time to get the goats out of the garage.

Venus and Aphrodite

I just grabbed Sappho and a pitcher of sweet feed and the two moms followed.  Then I had to go back and get Cody, but it was pretty easy moving them.

Venus and Cody

Aphrodite and Sappho

They will enjoy it.  In a week or so, I’ll be able to move them with the rest of the herd.

Aphrodite and Sappho

I still have the old ladies up there because I failed at trying to get Haley and Flower back with the main herd.  I’ll try it again when I put Aphrodite and Venus with them.

Venus, Aphrodite, Flower and Haley enjoying sweet feed

Sadly, Coral is not improving.

Coral (she really isn’t even eating the sweet feed anymore)

I keep babying them.  We’ll see how long I can keep it up and give them any quality of life.

An Afternoon Outside

19 Apr

Saturday afternoon was not quite as cold as it had been, and we were supposed to have rain and snow on Sunday, so I decided that Saturday afternoon was the best time to give Venus and Aphrodite and their babies some outside time.

Aphrodite

Cody disagreed.  That boy does not stay with his mom or answer her.  He just finds a corner and sleeps.

Cody sleeping in a new spot

Eventually Cody did come out.

Venus and Cody

Aphrodite and her girl was happy to be out there.

Aphrodite and her girl

Xerxes wondered why he was shut out of the buck room.  It’s a delicate balance of sharing space and pasture and trying to get the kids ready to leave the garage.

Xerxes checking out his kid and hoping I had treats

I am so ready to have all the goats out of the garage.