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Some of the Girls

9 Jan

These little girls make me smile.  I can’t believe Venus is as big as Moira anymore; although, Moira seems to take after her grandmaa Coffee, so it shouldn’t be a surprise.

Venus and Moira

Bubbles is growing into a beautiful young doe.

Bubbles

Pistol is really starting to show her age.  It’s hard to believe how many old goats I have now.

Pistol

She and Antigone are always together.

Antigone and Pistol sunning together

Wanda is looking good; although, she still needs to keep growing that hair back where she rubbed it off.  I’d still like to see her put on a bit more weight.  I wish those fat boy wethers hadn’t let her out.

Wanda

Cookie is another one who is really showing her age.  I can’t believe how quickly time flies and my little kids are now old ladies.

Cookie

Dolly and Pluto have really bonded again.

Pluto and Dolly

Such sweet babies!  Well, they might all have a bit of goatitude. 😉

Moms and Kids

16 Dec

I talk a lot about the amazing bonds the goats have with their family members.  When the kids grow up, they stay close to their moms and siblings.

Maggie and Margarita

Even when I have to separate them for a while to wean them, they get back together with their family groups quickly.

Mary and Bubbles

Marge and Cookie

That’s why it amazes me that Astra will have nothing to do with Moira.

Astra

I figured when Moira came back out with the herd, it might take a little bit, but they would form that family bond again.

Moira

Moira wants to be with her maa, but Astra has nothing to do with her.  I don’t know why she won’t.  It makes me sad.

The Morning After

27 Oct

Whenever I move goats around the morning after is a bit scary when I go out to see if everyone is where I put them.  It didn’t take me long to get my answer.  When Zinnia came to get milked, she had her little Joy with her.  Surprisingly, Joy wasn’t nursing, so I got my milk!  I also let her come in with her mom, so it might help her keep calming down.  You can’t say I haven’t tried with this one.

Joy and Zinnia

All the little bucks were still shut in.

Chiffon was back snuggled up with Cookie and her twin sister, Marge.

Marge, Chiffon, and Cookie

It looked like Wendy had quit picking on Tink (for now).

Tink, Wendy, and Joani

Then I saw that Socks was back with her maa, Bonnie.

Socks and Bonnie

It was interesting to see that Bonnie’s twin sister, Blaze, has been letting Socks hang with her since Bonnie was up north.  Goats are really amazing with family (sometimes).

Blaze in front; Bonnie and Socks in back

Penny was being nice to let Venus stay with her.  I’m glad since she just lost her maa, Vinnie, and is still recovering.  She and Vulcan had also never been out in the big pasture.

Penny and Venus

In the afternoon, though, I noticed both of my little boys I had shut in the greenhouse had escaped.

Ringo looking for his maa

Dang little bucks.