Tag Archives: Ava

Another Round of Copper

5 Jul

I did give copper to all of the goats before I left.

Copper capsule hidden in a peanut

It was not made easier by some bratty goats like Bubbles who decided to chew it up and spit it out in pasture.

Bubbles

It didn’t turn out quite as well as I had hoped.  When I had to shift to using the pill pusher instead of peanuts, the pusher came apart, and I “pushed” part of it down Ava’s throat with the copper capsule.  I had to call the vet, and he did say that since it was smooth, it was probably a non-issue.

Ava

I luckily had a pill pusher I could use to finish giving it to the rest of the goats.  But I’m at a loss.

I did find a replacement baller that should not be a problem.

Adjusting the Herd

25 Jun

I know you’re shocked to hear that I moved goats around again.  Actually, I just put the boys back on their front pasture.

Benji back on the front pasture

That made them very happy.

Freddie and Frodo with Xerxes behind

I did have to intervene with Ava and her kids.  Three babies are hard to raise.  She did it last year, and she’s trying this year, but one girl was looking pretty thin.  Of course, skinny little Sophia is the only one of the three I couldn’t get to take a bottle.

Ava with Heidi, Simon and Sophia

That means I decided to take Simon and Heidi and send them off to stay with Aunt Connie. She will keep them and bottle feed them for me while I’m on vacation. Then they can come home (or stay with Aunt Connie a bit longer if she wants.  At any rate, it’s the best I could come up with for the four of them.

Simon and Heidi

Everyone else is back in one giant group.

Everyone coming up from pasture

It looks like a mob in there now.

I was a little worried about Flower getting back with everyone and not getting picked on, but she’s doing well.

Flower is even holding her own with the herd!

I hope this is how everyone stays until it’s time to breed for next year.

The Naming of Kids

24 Jun

We had a lot of kids all at once, and I kind of got behind in naming kids, and I’m not sure I’ve formally introduced any of the June babies, so here are your introductions in order of birth.

We started things off with Chiffon’s twins. They are Masey and Mooch.  Yes, The Mooch got his name from trying to steal from anyone he can.

Masey (right after she got the clip on her eye

“The Mooch”

Next was Cutie and her single buck, Bumble.  He’s big and white, and, you know, bumbles bounce (according to Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer).

Bumble

Penelope’s boy is named Gonzo. He is such a little goofball.

Gonzo

Astra’s kids are named PITA Poche.  PITA would be an acronym for Pain in the A@@.  Yes, he is.  And Poche is French for pocket, so together they make Pita Pocket.

PITA and Poche

You might recall the Flora had her baby while I was talking to the Morton Building representative, so she is named Morton.

Morton

Daisy’s girl is Zora.

Zora

Then I kind of got behind naming, so in a phone conversation while my mother was watching AGT, there was some quick naming.  Margarita’s has a boy and a girl. They shall be named Howie and Terry.

Howie

Terry

LilyAnn’s two little girls are little and cute.  They shall be named Minerva and Mini.

Minerva and Mini

Then we have Ava’s triplets. I deferred once again to AGT.  They are Heidi, Sophia, and Simon.

Simon, Sophia, and Heidi with Ava

That was followed by Joy’s difficult birth of her boy, Champ.

Champ

Finally, Sidney’s boy and girl are Frosty and Crystal.

Frosty

Crytsal and Sidney

There you have it.  All eighteen of the June kids.