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Milking

15 May

Despite finding out what is wrong with my kids and being able to treat it, there’s nothing I can do for the kids who have already had neurological damage.  That means I had to have Clover’s babies put down.

Ares and Brigit

Now I’m milking again.

Clover

I was surprised how much milk Clover had because she didn’t have hardly any when the kids were born.

Of course, since I’m milking, Cinnamon decided she was going to be milked also.

Athena was not quite as happy about that.

Athena

But she’ll be fine, and I’m probably going to need that milk for June kids.

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A Test Run

12 May

I’ve ordered copper capsules for the goats, and they are scheduled to arrive on Monday.  This weekend, I’m trying to figure out my delivery method.  Today the test medium was marshmallows. Clover was happy to try it.

Clover

Then she got this “OMG! What are you feeding me” look, and it ended up on the ground.

Fionn checked it out.

Fionn

I’m not sure that is a compliment.

His ended up on the ground too, but Xerxes loved it!

Xerexes

Bambi thought they were delicious.  She kept following me to see if she could eat anyone else’s if they didn’t want it.

Bambi

Maggie was about the same.

Maggie

Dolly would take them, and then throw them on the ground.  It was starting to look like the Easter bunny hopped through leaving marshmallow pellets as he went.  Later, I caught Maggie going around and picking them up.  No five-second rule in our barnyard!

Dolly with Diana looking at her

At lot of goats wouldn’t even try it.  You can see on Lily some of the signs of the copper deficiency–the light coloring around her eyes and lack of hair on her nose.

Lily

Tomorrow, I will try dates.  I think I might end up with about ten goats that I could feed them anything, and everyone else is going to be difficult.

I Can’t Take It

30 Mar

This morning, while trying to take some things from my house to my soap room, I kept getting run over by Mary and Maisie and their babies wanting bottles.  I decided it was time for them to leave the garage.

Adonis, Apollo, Mary, Diana, and Artemis

Of course, the first thing was fighting.

Maisie and Dolly

For some reason, Dolly was being just nasty.  For crying out loud, she’s ten-years-old.  She needs to quit doing that stuff.

Joani was happy to be out with her little girl, Persephone.

Persephone and Joani

Clover’s kids were also enjoying running around and meeting the other kids.

Ares, Brigit (well, her tail) and Clover

Mary and her girls were enjoying the sunshine.

Punkin, Diana, and Mary with Sky in the background

I did warn her photobomber stalker that he better not think of touching any of those kids.