Tag Archives: Bambi

A Glitch or Two

17 Oct

Part IV of the spring break baby posts:  Even though my plan for spring break babies went well, there were a couple of minor glitches.  The first glitch is Bambi.  While I was taking Daisy over to put in with Xerxes, Bambi escaped.  She’s still where she is supposed to be with Fionn.  She just didn’t get a shot.  If she comes into heat and gets bred, that’s great.  If not.  She’ll either go in with a buck in June, or she might just retire.  We’ll see.

Bambi

Then there’s Hera.  I told you that she won’t let me touch her since I put the horn apparatus back on.  She was on the wrong side of the barnyard.

Hera

I couldn’t catch her to put her on the other side where there is no buck. She better hope she doesn’t come into heat.  Don’t you look at that little girl, Fionn!  I might also try to set a trap to catch her and throw her in with Harley.

Gidget, Hera, Fionn

My next glitch was coming home from work on Monday, when everyone was heat because of the shot I gave them, to find that Fionn and two of his girls busted into the small area where Xerxes was locked, and three of Xerxes’s girls had fled the pen.

Fionn has the horn injuries and a raw spot on his neck from Xerxes’s horn.

That meant buck fights in the pen and a whole lot of girls without a buck.  What is it about all the hormones that turn my sweet lover boys into fighters?

Xerxes has a raw spot on the back of his neck an the bruised and bloody eye and ear.

Hopefully, it wasn’t for too long and everyone still managed to get the job done.  They should heal from their minor fighting injuries without too much problem.

Mary

And when I got home Tuesday, Xerxes and Daisy were the only two left in the buck pen, so I finally gave up keeping them in the groups I wanted them in.  These goats.  I tell ya!

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Planning Spring Break Babies

4 Oct

It’s that time of year when I am making lists of who gets retired and who gets to have kids and which buck gets which girls.  Exciting times!

Bonnie

As things stand right now, I’m going to have girls with Fionn, Xerxes, and Zeus for making March babies.  (Pluto and Anubis are too young yet.)

Xerxes and Astra

Fionn is getting: Cinnamon, Maisie, Clover, Mary, Reva, Joani, Wanda, Victoria, Haley, Vinnie, Bambi, Blaze, and Bonnie.  They will have the first part of the barn, east barnyard, and the front pasture.

Fionn

Of course, that all depends on whether or not I can actually catch Bambi and Vinnie.  That is not an easy task.

Bambi

Xerxes gets:  Ava, Cutie, Zinnia, Gidget, Daisy, Hilda, and Astra.  I’m putting them in the buck room and that small side pen.

Hilda

Zeus gets:  Annie, Margarita, Sidney, LilyAnn, and Caroline.  They will go up north.

Margarita

Harley and the little bucks will get stuck in the Love Shack for the short time we are breeding.  Hopefully, Harley will get to just be let out with the rest of the herd when I put them all back where they belong.

Anubis and Harley (Antigone behind)

Of course, I’ll still have a large group of retired and too young that will be a fourth group of goats.

Maggie

They’ll be on the west side of the barnyard and the Back Forty.

Aphrodite

Nothing like musical goats!  Someday, I need to draw a map so you can actually see where I’m talking about when I make all these changes.

More Clicks from the Farm

24 Jul

It’s while I’m out tracking kids that I’ve been taking all the pictures of the goats and other things.  Today, you just get more of those clicks from pasture.

fritillary butterfly

Cookie and Jimmy P

Bob Cat

white gooseneck flower

Aphrodite

day lily

short-tailed squirrel

Japanese beetle on black-eyed susan

Bambi

mallow

Tony Llama

day lilies

Snickers

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