Tag Archives: Cutie

More Goats and Kids

24 Mar

Caroline and her doe

Reva and her boy

Haley and her boys

Victoria’s girl

Haley’s boy

Annie’s boy Pepe

Margarita’s little Peanut

Cutie and Bianca

Spaz  (my bottle kid) and Caroline’s girl

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Babies Are Here!

12 Mar

Yesterday after lunch, I checked the girls and had to wonder if Astra was in labor.  She was talking and kind of by herself, but Ava had been acting like that the day before.

Astra

An hour later, I went out to check her again, and she’d already had a baby!  It was just a couple minutes later when baby number two arrived.  She has two girls.

I’m so glad Aurora loves the little kids since she’s in with Astra.  Astra wasn’t quite so sure about Aurora sniffing her babies.  She would shake her head and try to bite Aurora’s ear, but now it’s all good.

Later in the day, I finished chores and went to check everyone again, and it was Blaze’s turn!

She has two boys.  I’m helping them nurse from one big teat, but they are getting it figured out.

When I went out to give Lily and Harley their meds, Hilda was walking across the barnyard, and she had a baby’s bag spurt.  Yeah.  I caught her and wrestled her in to the building and tied her up to pull one strapping buckling out of her.

Fat girls having fat kids means it’s not easy.  She could use a diet.

This morning, I noticed it looked like more girls were working on kids.  I got creative and made a couple more pens.

Cutie, Hilda, and Joani

Cutie had her little girl right before lunch.

They are all doing well.  You’re caught up with kids as of noon on Monday!

Everyday Things

11 Mar

While we’re waiting, along with checking goats numerous times around the clock, I still have all my everyday things to do.  Part of that is wondering if I should try to move more goats into the garage with rain in the forecast for Tuesday through Thursday.

Cutie

The warmer weather means my back door in the chicken room is thawed, and I could put Athena and Hera over there with everyone else if I need to.

Gidget and Hera

I’m a bit worried about the back cattle lean-to though because all the rain and melting snow runs through it.  It is likely to become a muddy mess.  They do have a fair amount of space that will stay clean, but I might have to figure out something else.  I’m just not sure what.

Myson, Casey, LilyAnn and in back Maybeline, Buster, Vinnie, and Stormy

Then there’s the maintenance of my panels that I have separating everyone.  This one was completely undone.

I have to keep my panels in place or I’d have everyone mixed together.  I don’t want that.  It’s a lot harder to check and keep my pregnant girls where I want them to kid when they are all mixed together.  Besides, some big wether keeps thinking he wants his mommy, but his mom needs to focus on the new babies coming.

Moose

I also got new salt/mineral blocks put out.  They melt so quickly in this wet, snowy weather.

Stormy (and a LilyAnn butt)

I am still feeding full hay.  Over the weekend, I ran out of hay on the bottom. I had to start throwing it from above.  At least, I’m not worried about running out.

Astra

There’s still a lot up above.

No babies yet, but if I get busy and can’t get blog posts up you can follow along on the farm FB page for almost real time updates.