Tag Archives: Cinnamon

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

Alcatraz

11 Nov

I know I shared that Zeus was being naughty.  He managed to jump the fence and probably bred Bambi and Harley. If I can catch them, they will get a shot.  I’m not sure I’ll be able to catch and give Bambi a shot.  She’ll be okay if I can’t catch her.

Bambi

Harley has to have a shot because she’s now struggling with white line disease that has exacerbated her back injury.  She will get a shot.

Harley

Well, I fixed the fence where I thought he hopped over, and I figured we were all good.  Then I found him out with the girls again.  That day Stormy was in heat.

Stormy

Coral was in heat.  They are both in the category of having to have a shot because it would kill them to have kids too.

Coral

Then I got to thinking about it, and Dolly had been in heat the day before (I had just given her and Coral shots to make sure they hadn’t been bred before).  That’s too close for comfort, so she’ll get another shot.

Dolly

Then I noticed that both Caroline and Hera were in heat.  I assume he bred both of them.

Hera

That also annoyed me because they were supposed to be with Anubis.  Well, I guess that’s not going to happen now.

Caroline

I also think he managed to breed Daisy this time too.

Daisy

I caught Zeus and put him with the two little boys up north. That fence is a little better, and I had no idea where he got over, through or under this time.  Anyhow, that seemed to work.  For a little while.  Then I came home from work on Friday, and he was out again.  I was not happy.  This time, I’m pretty sure he bred Cupid and Sidney.  LilyAnn was in heat the day before, so she’s a question mark.

Cupid

Sidney

I put him back up north because I didn’t know what else to do with him.  I had to shut the girls in where I could catch them and sell them in the morning.  As soon as they were gone, I could shut him in there.  But before we got the girls loaded out, he jumped out and joined everyone out in pasture again.

Maggie (back), Cupid, Hera (lying), Marge, Bonnie, and Zeus

Seriously, dude?  I already threatened to sell him the night before.

Zeus and Annie

Now I have Cinnamon probably bred and Bonnie will get a shot.

Cinnamon

When they came up, I put him in the greenhouse.  I had to reinforce all of my panels because he was freaking out.  He was trying to climb and push and was highly upset that he couldn’t get out.

Zeus and Bonnie

Then I tried feeding everyone, and he was out eating with them.  How?????

Zeus

There was a two foot section above the gate.  I’m guessing that’s where he came through.  I put a panel across there.

Why? Why did you lock me up?  I want out. Let me out!  Now!

Sadly, if I can’t keep him in here, I will really have to sell him next weekend because I cannot keep giving these old ladies shots to keep them from having kids.  Hopefully, I’ve managed to make the greenhouse as escape proof as Alcatraz.

I’m also not happy with having kids for a month while I’m working.