Tag Archives: breeding

And So It Begins

13 Oct

Last night I started plans for making spring break babies.  I wanted to just do everything last night, but there’s not enough time in the evenings after I get home.  Besides, with all the rain, the goats prefer to stay out in the pasture until they have to come up.  But I got things ready to go.  The first thing was to move Harley and the boys to the Love Shack.

Pluto, Harley and Anubis

The boys aren’t too happy with the small  pen, but they are not big enough to do a buck’s job yet.  That means hanging out with their honorary granny goat.

Anubis and Pluto

I kicked Antigone out so she could just be with her mom again.

Antigone

I noticed that Caroline was in heat.  Since they are only in heat for about a day, I decided I had to put her in with the buck if I wanted her to have spring break kids.  I put her up north where Harley had been.

Sweet Caroline

Then I caught Zeus and threw him in with her.  He still looks like such a kid!  Hopefully he’s up to the task.

Zeus

As I was finishing, I saw Wanda was starting to flag (wag her tail at the boys), so I threw her up there too.

Wanda

That means we’ve already started!  Woo hoo!  Spring break 2019!

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Planning Spring Break Babies

4 Oct

It’s that time of year when I am making lists of who gets retired and who gets to have kids and which buck gets which girls.  Exciting times!

Bonnie

As things stand right now, I’m going to have girls with Fionn, Xerxes, and Zeus for making March babies.  (Pluto and Anubis are too young yet.)

Xerxes and Astra

Fionn is getting: Cinnamon, Maisie, Clover, Mary, Reva, Joani, Wanda, Victoria, Haley, Vinnie, Bambi, Blaze, and Bonnie.  They will have the first part of the barn, east barnyard, and the front pasture.

Fionn

Of course, that all depends on whether or not I can actually catch Bambi and Vinnie.  That is not an easy task.

Bambi

Xerxes gets:  Ava, Cutie, Zinnia, Gidget, Daisy, Hilda, and Astra.  I’m putting them in the buck room and that small side pen.

Hilda

Zeus gets:  Annie, Margarita, Sidney, LilyAnn, and Caroline.  They will go up north.

Margarita

Harley and the little bucks will get stuck in the Love Shack for the short time we are breeding.  Hopefully, Harley will get to just be let out with the rest of the herd when I put them all back where they belong.

Anubis and Harley (Antigone behind)

Of course, I’ll still have a large group of retired and too young that will be a fourth group of goats.

Maggie

They’ll be on the west side of the barnyard and the Back Forty.

Aphrodite

Nothing like musical goats!  Someday, I need to draw a map so you can actually see where I’m talking about when I make all these changes.

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.