Tag Archives: Cinnamon

Heat

7 Oct

The girls are really starting to come into heat.

Antigone and Flora hanging out by the boys

Xerxes is getting a bit naughty and chasing poor Benji.  Hormones are evil things.

Xerxes, Freddie, and Benji

I did a bit of work on the fence to try and make sure we don’t end up with oopsie babies.

Xerxes and Flora

The boys are unfortunately rubbing their stink off on the girls.

Cinnamon with buck stink all over her face.

I also fixed the fence around the Love Shack.

I’ll have to put Frodo and Lemuel in there while we are breeding for spring break babies.

Lemuel and Frodo

It will just be a couple of weeks until I have to mix them.

Copper Time

3 Oct

This weekend it was time to give copper again.

Haley

See the way Cinnamon’s hair is parting–that’s a sign she is getting low on copper.

Cinnamon (with a dirty face from kissing a buck)

I like it best when I can put it in the peanut shell with some peanut butter and just have them eat them.

Of course, I have to have a check list to keep track of who’s had it and who hasn’t.

There are some goats I only get to touch when I have peanuts for them.

Daisy

It seems like more and more of the goats are getting to be difficult about just taking it.

Hera is not about to come get it.

That means I’m using the pill pusher a lot more frequently. But as long as everyone gets their copper, we’ll be good.

Leftovers Again

24 Sep

Wanda always knows how to pose for a perfect picture.

Wanda van de Yell

Another of Hilda feeding her kids.  I’m torn between weaning them and leaving them on their mom.  We’ll see.

Hilda with Rosie in front; Frodo in back

The morning after I had to put Cutie back up north because she and Ava and Caroline wouldn’t quit fighting, I tried letting her out again.  When the rest of the herd went out to pasture, I let her out to catch up to them.  I assume it went well.  They always fight less when they get put together out in pasture.  I don’t know why.

Cutie on the right when they headed back out after getting fed that night.

I was really surprised to see a hummingbird moth the other evening!

Sorry for the bad pictures; it was getting dark.

It was enjoying the night blooming flowers of the jimsonweed.

While we’re talking insects, it’s time for the monarch migration.  They are everywhere!  I’m glad to see they are having a good year.

monarch

A llama just for the fun of it.  I’d hate to leave them out, but they are spending a lot of time out in pasture right now.  I don’t get much time with them between that and work.

Maybeline

As the kids get weaned and sold, my moms go back to their adult companions.  For most it’s their mom.

Athena and Cinnamon

Bambi and Daisy

For others it’s other relatives or friends.

Onyx back to snuggle with her maa, Victoria; Flower gets along with them, and Coral is Victoria’s 3/4 sister.

Chiffon and Venus: sisters from another mother.

But everyone generally has someone to snuggle with or keep them company.