Tag Archives: Coral

What Have I Done?

19 Feb

With Maggie aborting, it threw me into a panic of who else might be bred. I spent some time last weekend doing udder checks–feeling udders to see who might be pregnant.  There’s no need to check Blaze.  I just need her to pop those oopsie babies out so I can quit getting up at two in the morning.

Blaze

No need to check Gidget either.  She’s obviously due for spring break, just like I planned.

Joani, Gidget, Cutie, Bubbles

I checked all my little girls, and they are good–no udders growing.  Well, except, I couldn’t truly check Bubbles because she threw a hissy fit and wouldn’t let me touch her, but I will keep trying to check her.

Bubbles

Her maa, however, is another story.  Mary is definitely making an udder.

Mary

I also think Joani is going to have kids well before June.  You might recall, she just spent time with Fionn to get bred.  I think that was a waste of time now.

Joani

I’m guessing she’ll be due around the other girls who Zeus bred for the first week of April.

Cupid and Hera are both expecting the first part of April (and making udders)

I was suspicious about Cookie a while ago, so I felt her again, and I am afraid she is pregnant.  She really struggled last year, so I had no intention of breeding her.  Like Maggie, she’d been given a shot to prevent it.

Cookie

Then I checked Dolly because I know she shouldn’t be bred.  I gave her two or three shots (every dang time Zeus got out).  I really hate to say it, but she feels like she’s making an udder.

Pluto (her last kid) and Dolly

She’s going to be twelve this summer.  At this point, I began wondering if I was wrong and just couldn’t tell if they were making an udder.  I hope I’m wrong.

I checked Litha and Stormy and Bonnie and Harley–all goats I’ve seen in heat.  Not making an udder.

Stormy

Luckily, Coral, who has never had a baby, isn’t making an udder.

Coral (Reva behind her is due for spring break)

I didn’t check Penny because she hurts me when I touch her udder, but I’ll try to sneak a feel when I can find an opportunity.

Penny

All these really old girls (or the ones I was just planning on retiring), are getting extra care (food and copper).

Cinnamon

Bambi

I hope it’s enough.  I really do wonder if the bottle of lutalyse was bad.  I’ve never had it fail before.

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.