Tag Archives: Blaze

Not Starving

18 Oct

Even though the goats aren’t happy I shut them off the back part of the Back Forty, they are not starving.

2TC pigging out on leaves; Joani behind

Dolly

Cupid, Blaze, and Gidget

Dolly, Maisie, Casey, Joy, and others

The herd

Moose and Hilda

Purl

They will be just fine out there.

Bucks and Does and Breeding

9 Oct

It’s the time of year to start thinking about next season’s kidding.  I don’t get spring break from teaching this year, so I will have to plan babies around the Easter weekend, so I won’t mix bucks and does for about a month.

Xerxes and Sidney flirting through the fence

I only have three bucks on the farm now.  That’s a good thing.

Freddie is still trying to fully recover from his lack of copper earlier in the fall.

Hopefully, everyone cooperates and stays where I put them.

Does in pasture (bucks on the front pasture in the distance)

There are several old ladies who have been told in no uncertain terms that they are to stay far away from bucks.

Cinnamon

No more oopsie babies for these old ladies!

Stormy

Blaze

Victoria will be retiring and joining the “stay away from boys” group.

Bambi, Victoria, and Cinnamon

There’s a couple of girls I’d like to see gain some weight before being put in with a buck.  Like I said before, it’s been a rough fall for some reason.

Cupid

There’s a lot of girls who look good and I’m not worried about them being bred again.

Margarita

I have a few girls who will be first time moms next year.

first timer Chiffon with Myson in back

I’m still trying to decide who to put with each buck.  Part of that will be determined by how the two young bucks act.

Penelope (on top) is a first time mom; Joani, Hera, and Astra

I still have some girls to leave the farm.

Marin

They will not be easy to catch.

Fannie

They are the last batch to go this year (hopefully in one more batch).

Hello, Weekend

11 Sep

This wraps up my first week of back to work teaching.  I assume I survived (I am back to scheduling my posts for the week–don’t worry I’ll interrupt them for any breaking news) but am exhausted.  So it’s leftovers today.

Pluto

Little miss 2TC was fascinated by the fluff suspended in air (and somehow attached to her).  She is so stinking cute and nice and

2TC

She did not inherit her mother’s messed up udder.  I think I’m talking myself into keeping her, but we’ll see.

Blaze

My dog was happy to get back to the house.  Now, I’ve kicked him out during the day while I’m working.  Poor neglected pup.

Xerxes says he’s all buff and stinky and ready to go to work.

Xerxes

Hopefully, Tiger figures it out.  Of course, he has a while to wait.  We don’t have spring break this year, so I’ll end up kidding around our long Easter weekend.

Tiger

Besides, he’s going to get Onyx for June babies.  She was enjoying the new salt/mineral block.

Until Haley chased her away.

I wish I could figure out a way to keep Archie for one breeding, but I need fewer goats (especially bucks) to manage.

Finally, Popcorn, just because.

Popcorn

Here’s to the weekend!