Tag Archives: Fionn

Chow Time

29 Nov

The boys like their hay.

Fionn, Sam, and Xerxes

They are certainly getting plenty to eat.

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The Making of an Oopsie Baby

12 Nov

It’s been one of those falls that make me want to pull my hair out and wonder why I do this.  I had wormy June babies, and it was all the boys.  I wormed them, and we’re past it, but it meant I couldn’t sell them until after the withdrawal date for the wormer.  Then the weather has been cold on the weekends, Margarita was taking my time, and, and and…

Fionn, Sam, Sidney, and Colt

Well, now Sidney came into heat and got bred.  I will actually end up giving her and all the little girls a shot so they don’t settle because some are too young, and I’m not having first time moms kid while I’m still working.  Those boys have to go next weekend.  No matter what.

Holy Crazy Hormones

14 Oct

This past week was the time for me to give my girls shots to bring them into heat and mix them with the boys.  The hormones here are a bit crazy.  The girls are swarming around the bucks.

Sam is happy.

Fionn is happy.

Xerxes–not so much.

He lost his girls and ripped his ear.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time hobbling the pen around the greenhouse back together.

I did at least put Cutie back in with him for company, but I let Ava stay out.  If everyone settles, I think we’ll have sixteen girls due to have babies on the week of spring break.

Edit:  I just came back in from the barnyard.  Make that seventeen for spring break babies if they all settle.