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Farewell

8 Jan

Farewells are never fun.  Unfortunately, with my old herd, there’s plenty of good-byes.  Yesterday afternoon, the vet came to check my old goats, and we said good-bye to Betty Lou.  Betty has been declining and losing weight and it was time.

Betty Lou

She was one of two girls I kept that year.  She and Pebbles were about like twins.

Pebbles and Betty

She was my herd queen, Minnie Pearl’s daughter.  She gave me my bratty Helen.

Betty Lou and Helen

Dear Betty Lou.

I will miss you.  You are the last of the goats born in 2007

Just More Pictures

20 Dec

Tomorrow is the winter solstice.  I am really looking forward to the return of the sun.

Aurora

Look who lets me touch her!  That MGIT (Milk Goat in Training) program is really working!

Joy

I’m hoping Chiffon will tame down too.  She lets me touch her when she’s eating in the milk room, but that’s it. Stinker.  I really do like her.

Chiffon

Here’s Penelope just because she’s cute.

Penelope

Wanda is doing well.  Her fur is starting to grow back, and she’s feeling like she’s gained some weight back.  Getting copper and some sweet feed and being shut in has really helped her.

Wanda (Zeus in the background)

I was going to try to take a picture of the three old ladies using the Quonset hut to stay out of the wind, but every time they see me, Penny and Harley think they’re going to get peanut butter (medicine) and jump up as quickly as they can.

Betty, Penny and Harley

Maybeline is still crazy.  I never know if my sweet girl is going to be here or if the bucking, kicking, running-from-me black widow llady llama is going to show up.

Maybeline

Another of Aurora just because she’s beautiful.  I will say I am enjoying the llady llamas spending more time in the barnyard now that it’s colder.  I guess that’s one good thing with the cold.

Aurora

I’m also looking forward to not going back to work until the new year.

A Hard Winter

19 Dec

A hard winter is hard on the old goats.  I will say that I have several girls I’m watching closely.  They seem to be shrinking into old age.  Maggie used to be a big goat, but she is losing mass.  I can’t believe Margarita doesn’t even look tiny next to her anymore.

Margarita and Maggie

Pistol has suddenly started showing her age.  So far she’s doing well.

Pistol

Betty Lou is my oldest goat.  She’s also really struggled with me getting enough copper in her.  She is supposed to have brown on her face, and it’s pretty much gone.  I’m not sure I can get enough in her to help.  She spends most of her time inside.  I need to find her a coat.

Betty Lou

Cookie is another one who seems to have really struggled with the copper.  She recently had diarrhea, but she’s improving.

Marge and Cookie

Hopefully, she can recover like Fionn.  You’d never know he was close to death this summer.  I think he should make it through the winter.

Fionn

If our winter continues like it has started, I’m afraid it will be hard for some of these old ladies to make it through the winter.