Tag Archives: Dolly

Two Weeks Later

25 May

It was about two weeks ago that I gave the goats the second copper capsule.  I think it’s exactly what they needed.

Mary without bottle jaw and looking better

I’m already seeing lots of new hair growing.  Flower still isn’t back to perfect, but she obviously has a lot more hair on her ears.

Flower

Hopefully, that will also take care of the parasites.  Harley is starting to grow hair back where it fell out when I poured her.

Harley

I also hope the eyes will keep showing more red (less anemia).

Dolly

They do seem to be improving now.  I just need to figure out a good schedule and dose and hope it doesn’t change.

Casey

Oh yeah, I also need to figure out how to deal with the kids.  My weaned kids are doing well.

Bubbles

But the ones not getting sweet feed are starting to show signs of hair loss.

Sacagawea

I might have to do more weaning of kids.

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On the Back Pasture

8 May

Once I got Myson to come through the gate, everyone else poured through.

Myson and Flower in front

They quit meandering along the ditch and started for the gate on a run.

Well, I did have to help three kids figure out where everyone else made it through.

Peter Pan, Snow White, and Wendy

Then it was feasting!

Dolly

Harley and Cupid

Darling

Hopefully Mary will get fat again.

Mary

You can see how much more grass is on that side.

Astra (front); Antigone and Pistol (back)

They were all happy.  Then I realized I was missing some kids.

Xerxes, Zeus and Fionn with the kids

It did not take long to figure out that Penelope, Anglea and Moira were on the front pasture with the bucks.

Goats and Fences

7 Apr

There’s a saying that if you throw a glass of water at a fence and water gets through, a goat can get through.  Well, I think there’s some truth to that.  I’ve had my mom separated from the rest of the herd, but things keep happening.

Moms in front; everyone else in back

Hera has figured out how to go back and forth so that she can eat grain with both groups.

Hera

She must have shown Aphrodite where she gets through because Aphrodite ended up back on the side where my moms are.  Apparently, she can’t get back through.

Aphrodite

At one point, Dolly put herself on the side with the rest of the retired girls.  That was good because she’s been picking on everyone, and I was going to have to figure out how to move her over there away from the moms.

Dolly

Then one day I got home from work and found Margarita on the wrong side.  At least her Peanut is little enough to follow her anywhere.

Margarita and Peanut

The next morning, Daisy had joined the moms.  I don’t know how.

Daisy

Then Harley and Cupid ended up on the wrong side.

Harley and Cupid (Stormy behind)

I’m starting to think I should just give up and put everyone back together.  But then Friday when I got home, I found Maggie with the moms, and she wanted to fight with Harley.

Maggie

Instead, I sorted everyone out again.  My moms still need extra care.