Tag Archives: Dolly

Retired and Weaned

15 Oct

I have four girls retiring this year.  Obviously, Harley is not getting anywhere near a buck since she’s lucky to be alive after last year’s pregnancy with a back injury.

Harley (Pluto and Anubis in the back)

Dolly is also retiring.  She was ten when she had her kids in June, and that’s the oldest I’ve ever had kid.  If it weren’t for the copper, she could probably do it fine, but I’m not taking any chances.

Dolly

Cookie is also retiring since she really struggled with the anemia this year.  She also has really sagging stomach muscles, so it’s time.

Cookie

Then there’s Pistol.  She better stay retired this time.  No more oopsie babies.  I don’t care how cute they are!

Pistol

With moving the girls in with the bucks, that means I also had to wean a couple of my March girls.  Athena is actually being a big baby about it.

Athena

I’m glad to be getting all of Cinnamon’s milk for a change!  I also weaned Aphrodite.

Aphrodite

She took it much better than Athena.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

9 Oct

We’ve had way too much rain this fall.  It’s really starting to be an issue.  It’s already why we’re having such a bad worm season.

Antigone, Pluto, Harley, and Anubis

Now it’s impacting getting crops out of the fields.

Everybody is sick of mud.

Bob Cat

We want some nice dry weather for a while.

Penny

And sunshine.

Dolly

That would be good.  Sunshine would be really good.

Greedy Girls

28 Sep

I’ve been trying to let Dolly and Pistol in to eat in the evenings when I get done milking.  For some reason, Lily showed up the other day and announced that she wanted in also.  So I let them all three in.

Pistol, Lily, and Dolly

That’s three generations of greedy girls:  Lily and her daughter Dolly and her daughter Pistol.

The fourth generation, Clover, thought she should get to come in too, but I’d just finished milking her.  Besides, I’m not sure a fourth one would fit in there.