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Alcatraz

11 Nov

I know I shared that Zeus was being naughty.  He managed to jump the fence and probably bred Bambi and Harley. If I can catch them, they will get a shot.  I’m not sure I’ll be able to catch and give Bambi a shot.  She’ll be okay if I can’t catch her.

Bambi

Harley has to have a shot because she’s now struggling with white line disease that has exacerbated her back injury.  She will get a shot.

Harley

Well, I fixed the fence where I thought he hopped over, and I figured we were all good.  Then I found him out with the girls again.  That day Stormy was in heat.

Stormy

Coral was in heat.  They are both in the category of having to have a shot because it would kill them to have kids too.

Coral

Then I got to thinking about it, and Dolly had been in heat the day before (I had just given her and Coral shots to make sure they hadn’t been bred before).  That’s too close for comfort, so she’ll get another shot.

Dolly

Then I noticed that both Caroline and Hera were in heat.  I assume he bred both of them.

Hera

That also annoyed me because they were supposed to be with Anubis.  Well, I guess that’s not going to happen now.

Caroline

I also think he managed to breed Daisy this time too.

Daisy

I caught Zeus and put him with the two little boys up north. That fence is a little better, and I had no idea where he got over, through or under this time.  Anyhow, that seemed to work.  For a little while.  Then I came home from work on Friday, and he was out again.  I was not happy.  This time, I’m pretty sure he bred Cupid and Sidney.  LilyAnn was in heat the day before, so she’s a question mark.

Cupid

Sidney

I put him back up north because I didn’t know what else to do with him.  I had to shut the girls in where I could catch them and sell them in the morning.  As soon as they were gone, I could shut him in there.  But before we got the girls loaded out, he jumped out and joined everyone out in pasture again.

Maggie (back), Cupid, Hera (lying), Marge, Bonnie, and Zeus

Seriously, dude?  I already threatened to sell him the night before.

Zeus and Annie

Now I have Cinnamon probably bred and Bonnie will get a shot.

Cinnamon

When they came up, I put him in the greenhouse.  I had to reinforce all of my panels because he was freaking out.  He was trying to climb and push and was highly upset that he couldn’t get out.

Zeus and Bonnie

Then I tried feeding everyone, and he was out eating with them.  How?????

Zeus

There was a two foot section above the gate.  I’m guessing that’s where he came through.  I put a panel across there.

Why? Why did you lock me up?  I want out. Let me out!  Now!

Sadly, if I can’t keep him in here, I will really have to sell him next weekend because I cannot keep giving these old ladies shots to keep them from having kids.  Hopefully, I’ve managed to make the greenhouse as escape proof as Alcatraz.

I’m also not happy with having kids for a month while I’m working.

Naughty

20 May

These goats are so naughty.  The other day I got home from work to find a whole bunch of goats in the field.

naughty goats (and a photobombing butterfly)

They’ve also taken to some of them getting stuck on the wrong side of the new fence.

They can’t figure to walk back to the gate to get through there.  Seriously?

Aurora

Hera has gotten her head stuck in the fence again a couple of times.  Crazy girl.  Why?

Hera (with Astra and her girls on the ground)

Moose is still an expert at opening the gate to the bird pen.

Moose

And he does check it every single time.  They’re going to drive me to pull my hair out!

They Are Naughty

6 Oct

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it seems like this is when the goats all decide they are going to die if they don’t find fresh browse.  It makes me very unhappy when I look out the window and see the no-man’s land at the bottom of my property filled with goats.

Because it isn’t fenced and they can get out on the road.

Usually, I just go out to pasture and call them to come back and they do.  Not yesterday.  They traipsed out on the road.  A truck had to slow down to go through them.  Then I ran back up the hill to the barnyard (and I really thought I was going to have a heart attack running up the hill).  Then I got the Ranger and ran their butts up the road and into the barnyard.

They act so innocent.

“I wasn’t quite done eating those mulberry bushes? Could you open the gate again?” Clover

I went down and patched my hobbling from a couple of years ago (the last time I posted about them doing this).

“I was just trying to find a way to get to Xerxes,” Maisie.   “Me too,” Sidney

Hopefully it lasts another two or more years!