Tag Archives: Bambi

Trying to Avoid Mud

30 Jun

Goats do not like wet or mud.  They are working hard to find ways to get comfortable and stay clean and dry.  Most just pile into the barn.

Penny and Casey

Some have gone over to the greenhouse (if you layer your goats, you can get more into the space).

Cutie, Pistol, Dolly and Astra

Others are more creative.

Hilda

Gidget (her kids Zeus and Hera) and Bonnie

Joani

Bambi and Betty Lou

You’d be amazed how many goats will fit on one picnic table.

Aphrodite, Litha, Zisa, Loki, Reva, and Caroline

When the moms go out to pasture in this horrible wet weather, the kids stay up in the barnyard.

Pluto (Anubis using him as a pillow)

Pandora

So they come out to play!

Freya

Callipoe and Jimmy P

Hopefully, we’ll get to dry up.

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A Test Run

12 May

I’ve ordered copper capsules for the goats, and they are scheduled to arrive on Monday.  This weekend, I’m trying to figure out my delivery method.  Today the test medium was marshmallows. Clover was happy to try it.

Clover

Then she got this “OMG! What are you feeding me” look, and it ended up on the ground.

Fionn checked it out.

Fionn

I’m not sure that is a compliment.

His ended up on the ground too, but Xerxes loved it!

Xerexes

Bambi thought they were delicious.  She kept following me to see if she could eat anyone else’s if they didn’t want it.

Bambi

Maggie was about the same.

Maggie

Dolly would take them, and then throw them on the ground.  It was starting to look like the Easter bunny hopped through leaving marshmallow pellets as he went.  Later, I caught Maggie going around and picking them up.  No five-second rule in our barnyard!

Dolly with Diana looking at her

At lot of goats wouldn’t even try it.  You can see on Lily some of the signs of the copper deficiency–the light coloring around her eyes and lack of hair on her nose.

Lily

Tomorrow, I will try dates.  I think I might end up with about ten goats that I could feed them anything, and everyone else is going to be difficult.

Who’s Due?

2 Mar

I cannot believe we’re just a little over a week away from spring break babies.  I have been working hard to try to figure out who’s going to have babies.  I swear it’s been a difficult year, and I still am not sure on some, but here’s my best guesses.  Those definitely having kids:  Maisie, Cinnamon, Hilda, Gidget, Cutie, Mary, Clover, Wanda, and Reva.

Clover

Reva

Gidget

Cinnamon and Joani

Those I believe to be open:  Annie, Victoria, Blaze, Bonnie, Bambi.

Blaze (and Bonnie in back)

I am leaning towards Daisy being bred.

Bambi and Daisy (and Myson who is not expecting)

Those I do not have a clue:  Haley, Harley, and Ava.

Wanda and Ava

Harley with daughter Toffee behind her

I guess we’ll know for sure pretty soon.  I’ve already added my tail count image for 2018 on the sidebar to the right!  They are Hilda’s babies from last year–Pearl and Rudy.