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Copper Time

15 May

I remember last spring that the goats seemed to all get really bad with the copper even though I was giving it to them quite regularly.

Casey losing fur on his ears

Haley has bare spots on her hips from scratching and the fur coming out.

I am seeing that this year as well.  I gave everyone another round over the weekend.

Cupid’s orange spots have no orange.

Popcorn’s spots are fading.

Cinnamon needs fur on her face.

Hopefully, this will help get them caught back up.

Brigit (not showing signs, but I want to prevent that)

Even the March babies got some copper.

Old Ladies and Birds

30 Jan

I still just have the three old ladies in the buck room.

Victoria, Flower, and Coral

I shut the door at night and let them out during the day while it’s nice.

When it gets cold again in a couple of day, I’ll just keep them shut in.


Coral and Victoria are doing great.


Flower is holding her own.


I’m going to try to do another round of copper for everyone on the next decent weather weekend.  Some of the goats are showing signs of needing more.


I still have a couple of other goats I’m keeping a close eye on, but they are still hanging in there.


I’m still making sure Aurora gets her extra feed.  It seems to be helping her, and she waits there everyday until I give it to her.


While the weather is nice, I’m actually starting to get a few eggs.

The birds were all coming outside.

Sadly, this is the only space that is cleared for them.

The poor goose would like a real bath, but it’s buried under all that snow.

The peacock thought it was a good day to come out and flex that tail.

He’s so handsome!

One Foggy Christmas Eve

25 Dec

Christmas Eve began gray, foggy and drizzly.

It must have been too foggy for Lemuel to see the fence because he was stuck.  Since he was stuck, I decided it was a perfect day to do a round of copper.

He gets stuck again, and I’ll put a horn apparatus back on him.

It really was time.  A couple of the girls are looking a bit depleted.  Hopefully, this will get their fur back in shape and help them out headed into winter.



The sun came out later, and it was an unusually warm day, so it was actually pretty nice to go spend an afternoon with the goats.

Benji has gotten really friendly.


I hope you all have had a wonderful day.