Tag Archives: Bambi

Just Some More

19 Mar

I can’t believe we’re already at the end of the week.  It goes so fast when I’m home kidding.

The sunset is moving back north.

Antigone feeding her babies, Spunky and Spuds

Freddie

The moon rising with a sparrow in the tree at the first of the week.

Bob Cat is loving the warmer weather.

Hilda washing Shellie

Bambi has started getting meloxicam for her old bones.

I saw a bluebird in pasture (no meadowlarks yet).

Daisy in pasture

Cutie in pasture

Haley-staying out of the mud or waiting to sneak in???

It will be weird going to work after a two weeks. I’ll wish I were still home.  Just saying.

The Benefits of Going to Pasture

21 Feb

For me, the benefit of the goats going out to pasture is that it really cuts down on the amount of hay I have to feed.  And with stupid off-farm job obligations, that is going to be important for the next couple of weeks.  For the goats, it means they get to run around and wear off excess energy.

Bambi

Margarita and Venus

They have plenty of places to scratch between their horns.

Onyx in front of her maa, Victoria, who is scratching. 2TC to the right.

Zinnia scratching behind her horns.

Bark.  Yummy bark.

Pluto

Especially since we’re out of the delicious derecho hay.

Rosie

It really helps to end some of their crankiness in the barnyard.

It Could Be a Rough Year

17 Feb

In 2020, I lost way too many goats. Last year, I only lost four.  This year could be another rough one between age and copper.

Cinnamon is starting to look old.

I have already shared that I’m still not certain Flower will make it through the winter.

Flower has been pigging out on the sweet lick tub.

Coral and Victoria both went in for a bit of extra care this winter.  They are holding their own, but they have both dropped weight.  I do hope they can recover.  Spring might be a great help for these two; spring will be a big help for most of them.

Victoria

I also have several others that I’m not sure will be with me through the year.  Reva dropped a lot of weight last fall; copper helped, and she’s holding her own.  But she has bad feet that I think was caused by the copper deficiency.  I’m trying to help her, but I’m not sure how long I can keep her comfortable and happy.

Reva

Joani really has started dropping weight also, but she’s hanging in there.

Joani

Hilda is starting to show her age.  She is the oldest girl I bred, and this will be her last time.

Hilda with daughter Purl

Bambi is the same age as Flower, but she’s still looking pretty good.  But when you’re twelve, you’re on the list of possibles.

Bambi

Same with Dolly.  She looks great for her age.  Actually, she looks great for any age.  But she is going to be fourteen in June.

Dolly

Myson is also showing his age.  He’s had a couple of episodes where he may have had bladder stones but got them passed.  I hope he hangs in there.

Myson

I just have so many old goats, and the copper is still an issue.  I’m not sure some of my old ones will ever get caught up.  I just hope the young ones continue to improve.