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Doing Well

28 Apr

I do appreciat all the support from my whining yesterday.  I have to say, there are lots of goats and other animals at Eden Hills who are doing quite well.  I just seem to focus on the ones I’m worried about because they take so much time and energy.  So today, here’s a very short survey of some  residents of the farm who are doing quite well.  The three llamas are enjoying the Back Forty, but they come up and roll in their dust bowl and get a drink and just see what’s going on.

Odie, Maybeline, and Buster

The two bucks are doing quite well.  They do want to know why I didn’t bring grain or peanuts or girls though.

Fionn and Xerxes

The fat boy wethers are all doing well too.  They really are fat.


I have kids who are growing and doing well and chewing cud.  It’s hard to believe that I could actually think about weaning some if I needed to.


Margarita looks awesome!  She’s turned into a little snot though.  She doesn’t want my attention at all.


And I have lots of girls that look really good!

Bonnie, Penny, Betty Lou, and Blaze

Bob is doing great!  He’s not happy with Rocky and Noelle existing, but he’s fine other than that.

Bob Cat

And that’s just a very small sampling of who’s doing well.


Winter Is Here

26 Dec

We’ve had an unusually warm fall.  Now that winter is here, it’s hit with a vengeance.  We had snow overnight into Christmas Eve morning.

Now we’re frigid cold.  It’s too cold to do anything but try to stay warm.  Aurora is staying inside the greenhouse.


The bucks were all huddled together in the Quonset hut; although, Xerxes was willing to risk coming out if I might have peanuts.  Silly buck.

Sam’s back side, Fionn, and Xerxes

I swear Mary doesn’t feel cold.  She’s always out looking for a bite to eat when everyone else is huddled against the barn trying to catch nonexistent warmth from the sun.

Mary (and Sydney standing in the background)

Maybeline and Odie are shut in the garage.  It’s even below freezing in there.  Dang.


It doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better soon.

I have decided that if/when the ISU vets come back for Aurora, I’ll have them ultrasound Maybeline and Odie because I’m starting to think I was wrong about them being bred.

Got Peanuts?

6 Nov

Since Xerxes spent the winter with Helen and her girls two winters ago, he’s been a sucker for peanuts.  I really need to keep feeding them to him because, as you can see, he’s gotten much more friendly.

Xerxes Moxon Osboer

Who knows.  Maybe some day he’ll actually be nice.