Tag Archives: Blaze

Integrated

19 Apr

I have integrated the two parts of the goat herd.

I had all my moms and a few others on the front pasture.

Annie

Hera

I had way fewer goats on the bigger back pasture.

Casey

I had to change that.

So I put them all together.

I am still worried about my moms who are run down, but I’ll try and figure out a way to get them some extra feed.

Bonnie (back), Blaze feeding Trooper, and Toodles and Bubbles running to see if I have a bottle

Of course, the ones I milk will be easy.  I just have to say their name near the milk room door, and they’ll come.

Haley

After moving to the bigger pasture, I’m pretty sure Harley will really need her meds tonight.

Harley

A few of the kids got pretty tired running around.

Doc napping by his maa, Sidney

Of course, the few who got left in the barnyard weren’t too happy about it, but they did manage to sneak through the gate back onto the front pasture to eat with Aurora.

sneaking through the gate

In a couple of days, everyone will have adjusted.

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Weekend Work and Wondering

15 Apr

This weekend has been busy.  I’m trying to get caught up with things out in the barnyard.  That means I’ve been working on cleaning out my bigger pen in the chicken coop so that I can move Mama Phoenix over there.

Mama Phoenix

The pen in there is about twice the size of her little rabbit hutch.

She can’t be out with all the other birds (they are nasty and would probably kill her), but she can see them and get reacquainted.  We’ll see how it goes after that.

I’m trying to work my way through trimming hooves on all the goats.

I’ve actually done Caroline and Clover for the second time.

doe goat

Caroline

I was a bit worried about doing Harley with her bad back end, but we did it!

Harley

I also poured all the kids and big goats on that side of the barnyard for lice.  I didn’t see them on all the goats, but it was enough.  I’m guessing it’s because they are still low on copper.  Parasitism is one of the symptoms of low copper.

Cinnamon

I checked the goats on the other side, and they were fine.

Betty Lou (She is now my oldest goat.)

I am also trying to figure out what to do with Tony and Pluto.  Pluto was supposed to be healed from being banded by now, but he just had his balls cut off and rebanded, so I don’t want anyone picking on him.  And they’re goats.  That is not likely to happen.

Pluto

Tony is eating and has gained enough weight that I think I could probably let him out, but once I do, I’m not sure I can get him alone to eat.  I’m sure he won’t be able to get his three quarts of llama feed each day.

Tony

Then I still have Aurora on this side.  I might be okay with letting them be together and hopefully make a cria.  I guess.  But I still just worry about her.

Aurora

I also want to get her back with Buster.  They miss being together.

Aurora and Buster

I just don’t know how to get her over there without mixing goats, and I am still feeding my moms a lot of extra food.

Blaze with Bandit and Trooper

So many decisions…

Babies Are Here!

12 Mar

Yesterday after lunch, I checked the girls and had to wonder if Astra was in labor.  She was talking and kind of by herself, but Ava had been acting like that the day before.

Astra

An hour later, I went out to check her again, and she’d already had a baby!  It was just a couple minutes later when baby number two arrived.  She has two girls.

I’m so glad Aurora loves the little kids since she’s in with Astra.  Astra wasn’t quite so sure about Aurora sniffing her babies.  She would shake her head and try to bite Aurora’s ear, but now it’s all good.

Later in the day, I finished chores and went to check everyone again, and it was Blaze’s turn!

She has two boys.  I’m helping them nurse from one big teat, but they are getting it figured out.

When I went out to give Lily and Harley their meds, Hilda was walking across the barnyard, and she had a baby’s bag spurt.  Yeah.  I caught her and wrestled her in to the building and tied her up to pull one strapping buckling out of her.

Fat girls having fat kids means it’s not easy.  She could use a diet.

This morning, I noticed it looked like more girls were working on kids.  I got creative and made a couple more pens.

Cutie, Hilda, and Joani

Cutie had her little girl right before lunch.

They are all doing well.  You’re caught up with kids as of noon on Monday!