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Retired and Weaned

15 Oct

I have four girls retiring this year.  Obviously, Harley is not getting anywhere near a buck since she’s lucky to be alive after last year’s pregnancy with a back injury.

Harley (Pluto and Anubis in the back)

Dolly is also retiring.  She was ten when she had her kids in June, and that’s the oldest I’ve ever had kid.  If it weren’t for the copper, she could probably do it fine, but I’m not taking any chances.

Dolly

Cookie is also retiring since she really struggled with the anemia this year.  She also has really sagging stomach muscles, so it’s time.

Cookie

Then there’s Pistol.  She better stay retired this time.  No more oopsie babies.  I don’t care how cute they are!

Pistol

With moving the girls in with the bucks, that means I also had to wean a couple of my March girls.  Athena is actually being a big baby about it.

Athena

I’m glad to be getting all of Cinnamon’s milk for a change!  I also weaned Aphrodite.

Aphrodite

She took it much better than Athena.

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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.

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.