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Sassy Girls

11 Jan

Some little girls are feeling pretty sassy with being stuck in the barnyard.

Heidi

Ostara and Pretzel

Pretzel and Zora

There’s lots of playful fighting among them.  But my three girls who were in the garage are rather demanding about going into the milk room to eat every time I go through the door.

Ostara and Pretzel wanting me to go let them in.

Ostara trying to figure out how to get in without me.

It’s actually rather annoying. I am still fine with them coming in.

Heidi and Ostara fighting over one bowl–two more places to eat from.

I just wish they’d wait to be invited.  I’m pretty sure Zora doesn’t want back in there.

Zora

She is such a bratopotamus!  and a sassy girl.

A Fight

25 Oct

I couldn’t get Freddie sold this past weekend, so I very carefully and sneakily worked to get him put back on the front pasture with Xerxes and Frodo.

Frodo is my good boy.

I am pretty sure Perdita and Purl were quite happy to be back with the main herd.

Perdita back in pasture

Freddie and Xerxes had to fight.

Freddie and Xerxes

I did keep an eye on them to make sure it wasn’t too serious.  After all, they do like each other, but they just have to fight when you put them back together, and with bucks in rut it isn’t always good natured.

Freddie is a mess between rut and cockle burrs

I can take care of the boys in there without me having to get too close to Freddie.  He’ll be okay in there.

Then I’m going to try to make an arrangement to use a trailer to haul the rest of the goats to be sold to the sale barn at one time.

Mini

I just have to wait for Mini to be past the withdrawal time for her wormer.

Benji and Myson

And poor Benji is just going to have to stay in the greenhouse jail until then.

Pasture Brawl

26 Sep

I know Sidney and LilyAnn are feeling better because it’s a lot harder to get close to them.  And Cutie is getting some color back in her eyes.  And Spunky didn’t need to be shut away from her mom since I’m not milking Antigone now. That means, I decided to get them all back with the herd.

Cutie (we might have a burr problem up north)

I let them out and walked them out to pasture.

Looking for the herd

Once they saw the herd, they took off.

Cutie, Spunky, Sidney, and LilyAnn

It didn’t take long for LilyAnn’s girls to find her.  I will keep an eye on that situation. I don’t think they’ll try nursing her because it’s been three weeks. And I don’t think they were nursing when I penned LilyAnn because she was in such bad shape.

Minerva, Mini, LilyAnn and Sidney

Of course, whenever there’s a change in the herd, it means fighting.

2TC and Sidney

I swear they drive me crazy.

Joy and LilyAnn

And even though the girls are doing better, they really don’t need to be wasting energy on fighting.

Hera, 2TC, and LilyAnn

I tried to keep it down to a minimum, but Sidney was really determined to fight. Brat.

Sidney with Hera and 2TC

Even the young ones got in on the act.

Spunky and Alice

At least, when I do this out in pasture, the brawl doesn’t last too long.  I did check them out that evening to make sure they were really ready to be out on the big pasture again.