Tag Archives: Cinnamon

Jailed and Exiled

11 Aug

Hormones really have kicked in.  It seems like the calendar change to August was like flipping a switch for the girls to come into heat.  Thursday night really saw a lot of girls flicking their tails and hanging out by the bucks.

Cupid and Xerxes

Cinnamon was all loopy and jumping the other girls.

Cinnamon and Hera

Thursday evening, I had to catch Doc because he was relentlessly chasing Caroline around the barnyard.

Doc

Friday morning, Zinnia was being chased through the barnyard by about five of the March bucks.

Zinnia and Joy

That was bad enough, but then they went after Joy.

Joy

I caught them and shut them in prison until I could tag and sell them on Saturday.

“We’re innocent!”

I have threatened Harley if she gets bred through the fence.  It would just kill her with her back injury.

Harley

So she left Xerxes and went to tortured the March bucks.

“How you doin’?” “Love that scent you’re wearing. Come let me get a better whiff.”

They kind of deserved it.  Anyhow, there’s eight fewer bucks on the farm.  I have eight more March kids to leave the farm, and then it will just be the June kids that need sold later in the fall.

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Moving Goats

14 May

You know, three fourths of raising goats is just moving them from one place to another.  Friday evening, I decided it was time to move Cinnamon and Haley back to the herd.

They are gaining weight and eating well, so I figured it was time.  When the herd headed out to pasture after their grain, I figured that was the best time to do my switches.

Haley and Cinnamon were happy to come out.

Haley and Cinnamon

They saw everyone else.

They wasted no time in catching up to the herd.

That means–fight!  Why?  Why do they have to fight?

Oh yeah, they’re goats.

That’s what goats do.

Finally, I got tired of playing referee and told them good luck.  You’ll notice most of the fights were not very serious.  Just a bit pushy.

I went back to the barnyard and moved my kids that I weaned to where Cinnamon and Haley were.  They immediately enjoyed their supper of sweet feed.

Then they started exploring.

They have plenty of grass to eat up here.

Pepe

Smee was the first to discover the giant play area.

Smee

The others quickly followed.

John, Smee, Penelope, Hook, Bubbles

They even managed to find the opening to go into the old garden area.

They will be much happier up here!

Mary, Mary

4 May

When Mary was little, I used to chant, “Mary, Mary quite contrary.”  I did decide I maybe shouldn’t do that.

Mary

By the time I changed it to “Mary, Mary, Miss Extraordinary,” she was already truly contrary.

Mary van de Yell

In keeping with that pattern, her time in the Love Shack came to an end when she beat the gate to pieces.

Mary

She is back out in pasture.

Instead I shut her kids in the Love Shack with the other kids I needed to keep away from their moms.

Hook, John, Toodles, Bubbles, Smee (behind) and Michael (far back)

Of course, she’s still being contrary and fighting with Cinnamon through the fence.

Cinnamon and Mary

That girl!