Tag Archives: Cupid

Not Starving

18 Oct

Even though the goats aren’t happy I shut them off the back part of the Back Forty, they are not starving.

2TC pigging out on leaves; Joani behind

Dolly

Cupid, Blaze, and Gidget

Dolly, Maisie, Casey, Joy, and others

The herd

Moose and Hilda

Purl

They will be just fine out there.

Unsalted

13 Oct

Bubbles looks sweet, but she has more than a healthy dose of attitude.

Bubbles

She’s the hardest to give her copper; I have to straddle her and wrestle a little bit to get the capsule down her.  Thankfully, most of the goats aren’t that bad.

Flower

Some are super easy.  I have to watch out or they’ll try to sneak seconds.

Cupid needs more orange instead of brown spots.

Peanuts make it so much easier to give my goats their copper capsules.

Chiffon

Unfortunately, the last bag of peanuts I picked up was unsalted.  It was an accident.

Casey

It has made it more of a challenge though.  I have some who have actually turned their noses up at them.

Moira

Xerxes refused to eat his; later he ate one that was just a peanut (not peanut butter and copper capsule on the inside).  Now that had me wondering if my peanut butter is stale or something.

Xerxes

Luckily, the next day he gobbled it down!  I will try to get some salted peanuts for them though before next time.

Bucks and Does and Breeding

9 Oct

It’s the time of year to start thinking about next season’s kidding.  I don’t get spring break from teaching this year, so I will have to plan babies around the Easter weekend, so I won’t mix bucks and does for about a month.

Xerxes and Sidney flirting through the fence

I only have three bucks on the farm now.  That’s a good thing.

Freddie is still trying to fully recover from his lack of copper earlier in the fall.

Hopefully, everyone cooperates and stays where I put them.

Does in pasture (bucks on the front pasture in the distance)

There are several old ladies who have been told in no uncertain terms that they are to stay far away from bucks.

Cinnamon

No more oopsie babies for these old ladies!

Stormy

Blaze

Victoria will be retiring and joining the “stay away from boys” group.

Bambi, Victoria, and Cinnamon

There’s a couple of girls I’d like to see gain some weight before being put in with a buck.  Like I said before, it’s been a rough fall for some reason.

Cupid

There’s a lot of girls who look good and I’m not worried about them being bred again.

Margarita

I have a few girls who will be first time moms next year.

first timer Chiffon with Myson in back

I’m still trying to decide who to put with each buck.  Part of that will be determined by how the two young bucks act.

Penelope (on top) is a first time mom; Joani, Hera, and Astra

I still have some girls to leave the farm.

Marin

They will not be easy to catch.

Fannie

They are the last batch to go this year (hopefully in one more batch).