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Weaning and Leaving

10 Aug

Dolly is not the only girl who is struggling with anemia. A lot of my older girls that had babies in June are struggling.

Dolly (Yes, she busted out again, and I don’t even know how this time.)

I had to wean some more kids.  They are doing well.

Jimmy P (He’s fine. I don’t know why he’s lying like that.)

Freya (on top of the Quonset hut)

Cookie got shut in because her eyes were pure white.  I really wanted to put her in the Love Shack with Dolly so they could share and have an outdoor space, but Dolly wasn’t playing nice.  They drive me crazy with their crankiness.

Cookie who got let back out because the greenhouse is too dark for long-term shut in.

Haley and Victoria were pale, but not white, so they got to stay with the herd.

Haley

That means Osiris and Pandora are the only two June kids left with their moms in the herd.

Pandora

I do have a couple of Harley’s kids that are looking a little pale, so I think I’m just going to sell all the June babies as soon as I can.  Then I’ll see if I can add Zinnia and Sidney (maybe) to my girls getting milked.

Zinnia

Of course, I’m keeping Pluto (and maybe Anubis) around to help  make the perfect kid.

Pluto

I’m also leaving Antigone up there for now.

Antigone

Then I think I’ll add Athena up north to keep Antigone company because she and I are having battles over who gets Cinnamon’s milk.

Athena

She usually wins that battle.  It will be a relief not to have the kids to worry about.  Then I can just focus on the moms.

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Relaxing in the Barnyard

4 Aug

Every evening the goats come up from pasture and settle in for the night.

Ava and Wanda

Stormy

Betty Lou

Athena and Cinnamon

Joani

It makes me happy to see them all lounging around and chewing their cuds.

Going and Staying

6 Jul

It’s time to say good-bye to the March babies that are not staying on the farm.  It’s time.  They are becoming a pain.

Loki

He doesn’t even say “thank you;” just “what took you so long to get here.”  I am ready to throw him in with the bucks so I at least don’t have to walk so far to get him out.

They are big.

Zephyr and Hermes

Maisie feeding Apollo and Adonis

I never like saying good-bye, but I have to say it is a relief this time with all the copper issues.  The Maisie’s boys (above) and Giselle (below) all have neurological issues, so it will be good to quit worrying about whether or not they’ll make it to sale.

Giselle

Sadly, I had a forever farm lined up for Giselle, but that isn’t going to happen now.  In good news, though, it means that Hera will be taking her place (and Hera is a sweetie).

Hera

Aphrodite will go to the same farm.  Since they are wanted for milking does, the girls will stay here until they have babies next year, so you’ll get to keep seeing them for a while.

Aphrodite

I’m also keeping Cinnamon’s girl, Athena, who is just gorgeous!

Athena and Cinnamon

Zeus (who is Hera’s twin brother) will stay to replace his dad, Sam.

Zeus

Then I might as well give in and just accept that Antigone will be staying.  Even though she’s kind of a brat, I adore her.

Antigone

Is it just me or does it look like someone did a really bad job of photoshopping horns out–oops, forgot one!