Tag Archives: breeding

Surprise!

14 Jun

I was really disappointed that Odie and Maybeline didn’t have crias.  Even more so because I wasn’t going to have a Llenny baby.

Maybeline

I was grateful Aurora didn’t settle since she became so ill.  It wasn’t really a surprise that she didn’t because Ollie (the stud) was young.

Aurora checking out Pandora

Now I have figured out what’s going on with the goats, and I think I’m getting a handle on it.

Maybeline and Odie

So when the opportunity arose…

Tony Llama

Meet Tony Llama.  He’s our new stud.

Obviously, he will not be anywhere near Aurora until she’s back to full weight, but I think Odie and Maybeline need to spend some time with him.

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Dear Human

27 Jan

I know we’ve been begging for weeks to be let out of this pen so we can rejoin the big herd.  I know we’ve been trying to fit through the gate.

Xerxes, Zinnia, Sidney, and LilyAnn

But the second you open the gate and tell us we have to come through, it’s not going to happen.  We are goats.  We do not listen to what you tell us to do.  No siree!  No way!

Oh, and about those broken fingernails you’re blaming on us.  We really don’t care.

Sincerely,

Sidney, LilyAnn, and Zinnia

Watching for Heat Signs

14 Jan

I’m watching all my girls for signs of being in heat.  I like to know when I’m going to have babies due.  So far, the only girl I’ve seen in heat is Betty Lou.

Betty Lou

That’s good because she’s not supposed to be bred because she’s retired, but that doesn’t help me.  Fionn will do his job when girls come into heat, and I just hope I notice.

Haley and Fionn

Sam is also good at his job.  I thought he was done, but I decided to put him and Vinnie together in the Love Shack because they neither one likes the cold, and I’ve given them a heat lamp.

Vinnie and Sam

Xerxes has his girls, but he’s not quite as dedicated to his job.

Dolly, Sidney, LilyAnn, Xerxes (and Zinnia behind the post)

In fact, he’s still almost more interested in seeing if I have peanuts than he is in girls.

“Did you bring me a peanut?”

I don’t know what I’m going to do with this boy.  He better figure it out.