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Here We Go Again

17 Oct

The last couple of years have really made me wonder why I have animals.  The copper has been a nightmare.  Maybe if it hadn’t taken eight years to get a diagnosis, it wouldn’t be so overwhelming.

Bonnie is losing the hair on her nose and really, her entire coat is thin.

As it is, I gave everyone another round of copper this week.

That means they are up to eight grams of copper on the year; although, Betty and Clover are now at ten grams.

Clover and Sky (I’m not barking at her; she’s barking at me.)

Add to that the llamas’ ulcers, and I’m ready to quit.  Aurora has recovered amazingly.  She’s doing wonderfully.

Aurora and Maybeline

Tony is losing weight again.  Now, once they’ve had ulcers, they are more susceptible.  He took a bite of llama feed and quit.  I’m trying to get the meds for him, but, just to make things fun, it is no longer available, but I just found out that I can still get the generic (and I kind of wish I had known there was a generic version earlier).  Crazy.


He spends all of his time along the fence pacing and staring at the girls.  I think that’s his stressor.  He wants to breed.

Honestly, that was Llenny’s stressor too.  If I can get him healed up and weight back on him, I will probably see if I can have the vet castrate him over the winter.

Hopefully, that will get rid of his stressor.  Poor handsome boy.

Besides, it’s obvious that Odie and Maybeline want nothing to do with a stud–stinking Black Widow Llady Llamas.


I’m at the point now that I think I was wrong again, and they are never going to have a baby.  Seriously, goats get out for five minutes and four does are bred; these girls have spent months with three different studs and can’t give me a single cria.


A Horrible Season

13 Sep

I keep telling you that I hate “the end of summer.” It’s the worst season because of the goats’ health. I swear it’s the time that everyone gets sick.  You might remember that it was a year ago tomorrow that Pluto had to go to ISU for a blood transfusion because of the anemia caused by worms and copper deficiency and stomach issues from the coccidia.  I can’t believe he actually came through it and is my sweet little wether now.  I am glad.


This year, Penny’s knees are bothering.


Gidget, Bonnie and her girl, Socks, all had bottle jaw.  They were treated for worms, and Socks also got copper.


Now I can’t sell Socks, so I was waiting to take the rest of the March kids together, but then Tink had diarrhea.  I treated her for worms and gave her some copper.


Clover didn’t get bottle jaw or diarrhea, but she is completely anemic and tired, so I moved her up north.

Clover and Moira

I’m debating on whether or not it’s time for more copper for everyone with all these problems.  I need to give copper to any of the kids who haven’t had it yet because I don’t know when I’ll get around to selling them now.

Vinnie and Venus

Cupid has gotten a tiny bit of color back in her spots, but she’s not anywhere near as orange as she was.

I might be ready for winter.

Random Pictures from the Week

13 Apr

Clover’s bottle jaw is doing better.  Same with Bonnie. That makes me happy.  I keep trying to baby them through.


The boys are enjoying the nice weather.  They will be happy when they get their buck pen and front pasture back.

Xerxes and Fionn

Maisie and Moose hanging together in the pasture.

Moose and Maisie

Bambi in pasture.

I’m really happy to be back to summer in the barnyard (well, mostly kind of).  The water buckets are out for the kids now.

Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, and maa Joani

Sacagewea is filling up that food pan.  Won’t be long before she doesn’t fit.


Another look at last weekend’s rainbow.

Here’s to another good weekend!