Tag Archives: Dolly

Geriatric Farm

1 Mar

Leo is really showing his age. He is nineteen.  I think he’s having seizures.  I talked to the vets, and they said it is not uncommon at his age and having had diabetes.  Sadly, there’s not a lot they can do, so I just am trying to keep him as safe and comfortable and happy as long as I can.


I’m not sure how much longer I can do that.  My poor boy.

I also have lots of old goats.  When I expanded my herd, it was not a well thought out plan what would happen when I retired all those goats.


I have some that I am not sure will make it through the winter, even though we’re almost past winter.


After losing Clover this weekend, there are eighteen who I expect to lose in the next three years just because of how old they are.


I keep babying some of them with the insulated building, heat lamps, and extra feed.

Cookie (front) and Maggie (back)

Hopefully, when real spring and summer gets here, they’ll rally and enjoy themselves again.  But I can promise there will be a lot of good-byes in the next few years.  Just remember all the good times and don’t be sad for me.

The Old Lady’s Still Got It

22 Feb

Dolly is my oldest goat on the farm.  She’s only eighteen days older than Stormy and Litha, but she is still the oldest.


When we were at pasture last weekend, she decided it was time to cross the ditch to the other side.

She doesn’t look too sure about her decision.

Then her boy, Pluto, joined her.  You can’t let the kid see you’re getting old.

She made it!

Pluto showed off his moves.

Then it was time to head back to the barnyard.

Dolly and Pluto followed by Astra, Pistol, and Antigone

She might have needed a nap after that.

More Pasture Scenes

20 Feb

I hope you’re not tired of pictures from pasture last weekend because we’ve got more!

Three generations front to back: Dolly, Antigone, and Pistol





Coral, Astra, Penny, and Maisie


And there will be still more coming.