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Moving and Birthing

18 Jun

I decided I had to move my moms from the two buildings where they were penned to the north paddock.

Daisy and Dahlia

Unfortunately, I still have a lot of my March babies up there.

Bubbles, Sacagewea, Moira, Squanto, Angela, John and Tootles

That means it’s kind of crowded and going to get eaten down, and I don’t have enough shelter if we get bad storms. I’d have to go out and move someone.  I’m thinking aobut letting Bubbles and a couple of other kids back with the big herd, but I don’t want to put kids out there to reunite with their moms to be sold in just a couple of weeks.  We’ll see how it goes.

Bubbles (these kids never stand still)

It wasn’t too bad to get everyone moved up there.

Bambi and Lucky

I also spent a big part of the day putting chicken wire on the panels between the yard and barnyard. Pepe was a good little helper.  He was nibbling my ear and being pretty sweet.

Pepe

The chicken wire was necessary though because the little babies just zip through the cattle panels like nothing, and Sky would treat them like they were a funny-colored short-tailed squirrel.  That would  not be good.

Sky

I really had to get them moved because I did not have room for poor LilyAnn.  I had to shut her in because she had her kid!

LilyAnn and her baby

She had one big boy.

Ringo

I think his name is Ringo (because of the little ring of white around his one front ankle.

Vinnie

Now we’re just waiting on Vinnie.  Come on, Vinnie!  I want to sleep!

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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!

Always Fence to Fix

26 Mar

The nice weather and snow melting away means the goats have started going back out to pasture.

Even my old ladies left the Love Shack and lounged out in the front pasture for a while.

Clover, Lily, Cupid, Harley, and Pistol

Saturday morning, I looked out the window and once again saw my goats in the no-man’s land at the bottom of my farm.  Seriously?

image from last fall when they were naughty

After doing major reworking of the barn, so my moms could have another section for them and the kids, I got the rest of the herd back where they belong.

Caroline

They might look all innocent just basking in the sun, but they were just waiting for the opportune moment to sneak back down the hill and get out again.

Luckily, my nephew came out and set several posts across the ditch.  I believe the goats went around my snow fence (this was after I tied it back up).

Then I went into town and got the Ranger.  It was nice to have it out again, even if it was to haul panels down to fix the fence.

I really didn’t think I’d make it if I tried carrying the panels from the barnyard.

I got a bit creative, and managed to get it blocked.

Hopefully, this will work for a while.