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Breakfast!

14 Feb

Breakfast is a very important meal, and I want to make sure Tony has plenty to eat all day long, so I check his food in the morning.  It looks like he helped himself to the second pad of alfalfa hay.  That’s fine.  He can eat all he wants!

Of course, my two little boys do not seem to think it’s fair that I put that rich alfalfa on top of the shelves.

Anubis and Pluto

They also think it’s not fair that they can see the bale and they cannot reach the bale.

What’s Pluto watching? His more resourceful brother going after the alfalfa.

Silly buck.

“What? You were starving me!”

I also had to wire Tony’s pan for llama feed to the panel so Anubis didn’t knock it down.

Anubis really thinks that isn’t fair.

It’s tough being a companion goat to a recovering llama.

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Done Breeding

4 Feb

I had my bucks and does together a bit longer than I planned, but everyone is back where they belong now.

Xerxes, Fionn and Zeus

Because of our February thaw, it wasn’t too hard to get my gate open to let Fionn back on the front pasture/buck room.

Fionn (with Zeus behind)

I just had to do a little scooping of the snow along the fence.  Then I managed to get it picked up from the already thawing ground.  Cookie left the front pasture and came through the gate too, but I had to chase and catch Zinnia a couple of times and then drag her through the garage to get her back with the main herd.

Aurora

Zeus is a bit unsure of being back with the big boys.  He actually liked being the king of the greenhouse.  Xerxes says he’d never hurt some little buck.  He’s a nice guy.

Xerxes

The girls Zeus had with him were happy to be back with the rest of the herd.

LilyAnn

I got all of my old ladies back up north.  Thankfully, they were fairly cooperative (except Cupid).  Harley even walked and didn’t make me drag her!  They did also appreciate all the paths I shoveled through the snow drifts.  At least it’s back down to bare ground when it freezes (tonight).

Harley, Cupid, and Lily

With moving the old ladies, that means Tony is back to being by himself in the garage.

Tony

Well, he still had the hen’s company for a day, but she was doing much better.  She was walking well, and I gave her a toenail trim, so she got to go back to the rest of the flock.

Ms. Phoenix

The last goats I have to split up are Hera and the two little boys.  I kind of hurt both of my knees (in a completely graceless move while taking Zeus back to the buck pen), so they get to stay together for a couple more days.

Anubis, Hera, and Pluto

When I do split them up, I think I’ll put the little bucks with Tony for company.

Moving Day

6 Jan

Today is the day I had to move everyone around to make June babies.  It was a bit more challenging this year.

Zeus, Xerxes and Fionn

I have two extra little bucks.

Anubis and Pluto

I have old ladies that are getting extra care.

Harley

I had to figure out what to do so that everyone was with a buck or away from a buck.  I also wanted to move Tony Llama into the buck room. It’s a lot better shelter and I want to make sure he has extra feed because he’s still thin, and he’ll have the front pasture which has more for him to eat.  It’s driving me crazy, and he’s the only critter on the farm that I’m truly worried about.

Tony

Moving llamas was the first order of business.  I thought Buster might be difficult, but he was really good for me.

Buster

He is back with the main herd and Maybeline and Odie.  I figure those girls will be able to put him in his place if he starts acting like a stud with them.

Odie

That means Tony is with Xerxes and his girls.  He only has Cookie and Zinnia with him.

Tony, Xerxes, Zinnia, and Cookie (Maggie photobombing in front)

I thought about retiring Cookie, but she is looking good, and she’s had a couple rounds of copper, so I decided we’d let her have kids for one more year.

Cookie

Xerxes might already be done with his work for June babies.

Xerxes and Zinnia

We’ll see if they settle.

Cookie and Xerxes

I  hope so!