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Everyone In Pasture

4 May

With all the goats back together again well, except the two big bucks,

Frodo enjoying the front pasture

it looks like a lot of goats.

Everyone coming back from pasture (and they are still coming over the hill)

But almost half of them are kids.

Tansy with her kid, Ringo, and Penelope’s Nessa behind her

I have thirty-seven big goats in pasture.

It’s a good thing we fixed my fence so well over the ditch.

Athena being followed by several kids

And there are thirty-five kids, when they make it out to pasture.

Diane and Chuck got left in the barn.

The two llamas are actually doing a decent job of hanging with the goats.  That makes me feel better about their safety from coyotes.

Llamas, and big and little goats in pasture.

They are all happy to be out on the Back Forty.


21 Apr

I wish we had good weather this weekend, because I have a lot of outside stuff I need to get done.

Athena with her kids, Jolie (back) and Jaques and LilyAnn’s Anita facing the other way

Ms. Goose

Penelope on pasture


Astra is looking better; I’m glad she is taking a year off from babies.

Tiger really needs to do a better job of grooming himself.

Moxie with her mom, Perdita

Odie and the pasture is getting so green!

Victoria scratched her eye, but it’s doing much better now.

A lazy Ostara licking the salt/mineral block

Cupid’s kids love the tub!


one of the brown leghorns

Casey says there are advantages to being naturally polled.

But it looks like cold and icky weather again.  So I guess I’ll have to enjoy another inside weekend.

Some Updates

12 Apr

I haven’t said much about my water situation–the hydrant not working and not getting replaced before the ground froze.  Well, I am grateful for my cattle tank.  It’s done its job all winter.

Antigone getting a drink from the cattle tank.

I can’t believe how long Anita’s eye clip stayed on.  I finally took it off  because I didn’t want it to start irritating because it was in there for so long.  Her eye still looks good.

Anita just before her eye clip came off.

I still can’t get Hilda’s boys to take a good bottle.  I still keep trying and squeezing it in their mouths until they just let it drool out.

Jasper by big sister, Purl

It does make me happy to say I’ve seen Horace and Jasper out nibbling new green grass with their mom.  I hope they can keep going until their rumens start functioning and they can get what they need from food other than milk. I think Hilda even looks a little better.

Horace nibbling grass with maa, Hilda

Moxie is doing well.  Her mom is feeding her, but she will still take an occasional bottle when I’m trying to feed the boys.  I am all good with that because it keeps her sweet.


Things are mostly calm with the two bucks.  I’ve only seen Xerxes try to kill Frodo once.


Frodo was foolish enough to be fighting back.  I suggested he just run because he’s faster than Xerxes.  That could be his super power.  Unfortunately, he’s been a little pushy with me.  I keep warning him he better be nice like his grandpa Fionn and not mean like his dad because I won’t keep someone who tries to kill me.


Chiffon’s second baby was pretty small and weak when he was born.  They were five days early.  When I went out for a middle of the night check that night, he was horribly rattly in his breathing.  So at 3:30 am I started him on meds to try and help clear his lungs.  He got really bad, but he is doing better now.


Her other boy has been bouncy from the start.  You’d never know he was early.


It’s time for copper again–I see the same streak of hair loss on Athena that her mom used to get.


It’s never ending chores on the farm.

But now, I have new spring muck boots.  Yes, I know that shouldn’t be a big deal, but look–they are clean. They’ll never, ever be clean again.

And I wish all of my updates could be happy, but we lost one of Ava’s triplets.  Her boy that looked like Benji got hurt and couldn’t be saved.