Tag Archives: Cinnamon

Who Else Has Oopsie Babies

13 Dec

Saturday morning I was happy to see Dolly was hanging out with Xerxes.  That means Zeus did not manage to breed her.

Dolly and Xerxes

I did have to give the rest of my old ladies shots.  There’s just no way those old girls could handle kidding again.

“Who are you calling old, Lady?” -Stormy

I do believe however, that we will have quite a few babies spread out.  I haven’t seen Bambi come back into heat.

Bambi

I think Cinnamon settled.

Cinnamon

I also think Astra, Hera, Daisy, Cupid, Sidney and LilyAnn have settled.  It will be one long, drawn out affair having kids this year.

Trying to Trim Hooves

30 Nov

With all the mud in the barnyard, it makes hoof care really difficult.  They need attention because the hooves are soft and growing, and the white line disease is bad.  With the mud, it allows the mud to get packed up between the hoof wall and the frog.  That means painful feet.  Unfortuantely, it’s really hard to trim feet when they are wet and slick with mud.  It generally means someone gets hurt (usually me) when the hoof shears slip.

Cutie

Still, it has to be done, so I’ve been trying to get them taken care of.  Myson just had his feet trimmed.

Myson

I actually did quite a few last weekend when the weather was nice and it was just a little muddy, not like when I took the pictures yesterday.

Ava was easy to do since she’s one of my milking girls.  I just let her into the milk room.  Wanda was limping, so I made sure to get her done.  Her feet were actually pretty good.  She just had mud stuck up between the toes, so I got that cleaned out for her.

Wanda and Ava

Cinnamon and Litha were similar.

Cinnamon

Reva is another story. I tied her in the barn and it wasn’t even muddy.

Reva (and mom, Litha behind her)

I got her front foot done while wrestling with her because she was being a brat. Then I went to the back foot, and just as I snipped, she kicked.  This time, she’s the one who got hurt.  I think I’d rather it be me that gets cut.  Anyhow,  I bandaged her foot, but the mud and wet weather isn’t letting it heal.  If it still bleeds next time I take the bandage off, she’ll get a sock and plastic boot added to the dressing.

I told her to stand still, but she didn’t believe me.

Just Some of the Goatie Girls

20 Nov

Pistol and Antigone

Clover

Cinnamon

Hera

Cupid

Coral

Cutie Pie