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Blaze Valentine Blackboer

7 Apr

Blaze and her twin sister, Bonnie were born the year I had two little brother bucks get out and give me all kinds of oopsie babies.  They were awfully cute and Blaze was sweet.  I couldn’t part with either of them.

Bonnie and Blaze

She was a really good mother, but she had a habit of having oopsie babies of her own, including her last little girl, 2TC.

Blaze and 2TC

She was known to let her grandkids nurse along with her own kids.  I don’t know how she ever fed any kid as messed up as her udder was.  She truly had the worst udder on the farm.


She came from Kizzy, my first truly spotted girl, and she keeps passing those spots on.

Three Generations: Blaze, Gidget, and Kizzy

I will miss her.

Blaze Valentine Blackboer (9 March 2011 – 6 April 2021)

More of the Two Groups

1 Apr

I had quite a few posts scheduled in the event of not feeling well with the Covid vaccine and kidding, but I’ve felt well (other than about 24 hours), so I’ve interrupted scheduled posts with breaking kidding news.  So this is a post from clear back to the weekend I split the herd to prepare for kidding.

Odie and Maybeline not happy about being on the other side of the barnyard





Bambi and Coral

Blaze and 2TC

Wanda enjoying the nice weather

I only have a couple more of those old posts.  Then I’ll be caught back up.


28 Mar

I thought I’d take a minute to update you on several of the things going on around here.  Purl is still wearing her horn apparatus, so she hasn’t been stuck in a fence again.  That’s a good thing.


Coral is doing much better.  Physically, she’s recovered from the pregnancy and aborting.  She cried and was clingy for a week or so, but she is pretty much back to her usual kissy self.


I have decided that Aphrodite didn’t settle.  She will just not have a kid this year.

horn appa Aphrodite

Blaze and her “three” girls are on the side of the barnyard with the moms.  Blaze is quite thin yet, but the three girls are really looking good. I am shocked Blaze even made it through our rough February.

Trace, Blaze, 2TC, and Flora

I got everyone moved to the proper side of the barnyard on the day I sorted the herd, except for Gidget. I managed to catch her and put her on the maternity ward side last Sunday.  Everyone is now where the belong!

Gidget and daughter, Hera

Perdita made her first trip out to pasture yesterday.

Perdita and Astra

I think I’m going to have to help her with keeping Astra’s udder milked out for a while.

Aurora is one of the most irritated with being shut out from the east side of the barnyard.


She’s as bad as the goats about wanting to beg for extra feed.