Tag Archives: Cupid

Who’s Due For Spring Break

12 Jan

Well, I think most of my girls did not settle for spring break kids.

I’m glad Joani didn’t settle because she’s suddenly showing her age.

But I do have a few who I think are due for spring break.

I think Penelope is bred, but she’s in with Freddie if she didn’t.

Hera is starting to look round.

I do believe Benji bred Cupid for his only spring break kids. (with Tansy beside her)

I haven’t seen Bubbles come back into heat.

I’m pretty sure Athena settled.

I think Hilda settled; this will probably be her last time. (with Rosie)

It looks like Antigone has settled.

I’ll start doing udder checks pretty soon to see if I can confirm my suspicions. I think I have two who are going to give me oopsie babies.

I haven’t seen Aphrodite in heat since she got in with Xerxes.

I think Tansy settled after her little visit with the bucks too.

And I have no idea with Caroline (who also got in with the bucks twice).  I guess I’ll find out eventually.

Leftover Pictures

17 Dec

I really do struggle with what to blog about this time of year.  The days are short. The goats are just eating.

And I still haven’t seen Aphrodite come into heat, so oopsie babies are looking like a certainty.

Bambi

I still can’t get over how amazingly well Haley is doing.  I am so grateful for all the vets who helped to save her.

Haley Blackboer

I kinda feel bad for the amount of time Sky sits around waiting for me.

Sky

Just before Tansy broke in with the bucks, I noticed how much better she was looking.  I’m glad she will come in for extra feed; I’ll keep doing that since I assume she’s also going to give me oopsie babies, too.

Tansy and Cupid

The peacock was exploring the recently cleaned out corner–lots of leaves to sort through.

Maybeline is such a pretty girl.

Maybeline

Goats will be goats–that means good natured head butting.

Cinnamon and Daisy

Antigone and Pretzel

The goose just chilling.

Finally, here’s Tiger.  I still can’t get over how big he is.  I also wish he wouldn’t wake me up in the middle of the night by putting his nose up mine to force me into giving him attention.  Really…

Tiger

I hope you don’t mind leftovers again.

The Kidding Quandary

18 Nov

Of all the years for only half the girls to settle for spring break, this was not the year for that to be okay.

Chiffon is open.

One reason is because I don’t want to have a lot of little kids when I’m on vacation.  They tend to have a hard time keeping up in pasture, and I don’t want them spending the night out there.

Pretzel and Rosie–this year’s June babies

The other part of it is the large number of my milking girls who did not get bred.  Joy is the only one who will be kidding in March.

Onyx, Joy and 2TC; Flower and Bambi in back

I might have to enlist Cupid as a milking doe.  She was pretty good about it when I tried milking her this year.

Cupid

Although, I’m still trying to figure out the milking when I go on vacation, so it might be better for them to have babies before I leave and then I can wean when I get back.

Astra and Perdita (who is still not fully weaned)

With all this uncertainty, it makes me even more happy that my freezer is full.  And if you think I’m kidding, I don’t think I can fit any more in there.

I just made another double batch of mozzarella to turn into mozzarella sticks for my family’s Christmas Eve gathering.

I’m also making a lot of yogurt.

heating to make yogurt

I like the problem of so much milk I don’t know what to do with it all.