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Weekend Work

6 Dec

All of my work with Benji finally paid off.  He is doing much better.  I guess he picked up coccidia because the grass is eaten down.  I’m giving them hay every day, but they still try to eat fresh stuff.

Benji with Lemuel

Anyhow, he’s doing much better.  I figured he’d be fine; but there really is always something with a herd this big (and old).

I also got the tarp shelter down this past week. I still don’t have the tarp put over the barn windows, but I’m making progress.

I also managed to get hooves trimmed for both Benji and Frodo.

Benji and Frodo (with Lemuel behind)

Two of my big boys also got their hooves trimmed.

Myson and Moose

It was a bit of a challenge trimming Moose’s hooves because he was not cooperating.  In addition, as I was bent down, I had Casey and Ava rubbing my head.  Occasionally, just for fun, Casey would also pull my hair.  I swear, I have way too much help around here some days.

Casey being sweet to Maisie

I’ve also started filling the dumpster.  It’s mostly a lot of big old tubs and buckets that the goats have destroyed.  They just don’t fit in regular garbage pickup.

Popcorn (and Perdita behind) with some old buckets

Goose headed in for the night

I still have to get the chicken pen cleaned out, but I’m making progress!

Peacock

After a week of nice weather, we’re back to more seasonable temperatures.

Pretzel getting a drink

I had to plug the heaters back in all the water tubs.

Pretzel and Cutie

I am so grateful for heated tubs.  They do make it much easier.

Benji’s Girls

10 Nov

I had four girls with Benji to make spring break kids.

Benji checking out Caroline

I already shared that Chiffon and Venus had come into heat, so no spring break babies from them.

Chiffon

Well, this last week, Trace came into heat.  I counted back three weeks, and she was probably in heat about the day before I put the bucks and does together.  Figures.

Trace (and big sister Bubbles in back)

The next day 2TC came into heat.  I knew when I put her in there that it would be lucky if she actually got bred for spring break babies, but I thought I’d try it.

2TC

That means the only one who might give me a Benji baby over spring break is Cupid.  And that is only because I saw her come into heat the day after I pulled the girls out and he was the closest buck for me to put her with.  I should know within a few days if she settled or not.

The waiting is torture.

A Visible Difference

1 Nov

I do think that as I get used to the old camera again, it’s obvious that my new camera is really having focus issues.  It really is.  I thought it was me and my bad eyes or something.

Sidney

Daisy

Cutie and Aphrodite (maa and daughter)

Aurora

Rosie

Reva with Margarita behind

Freddie

The herd

Onyx

Moose

Odie and Maybeline

But this camera is doing a good job! Although, I do remember now that it tends to blow out my whites.

Antigone

It might be carrying the full weight of blog pictures until the supply chain opens up and lets me get a new camera.  Hopefully, the supply chain woes will end soon, and I can just replace my camera.