Tag Archives: Gidget

In Pasture

8 Aug

We’ve been horribly dry for quite a while again.  Once the rain stopped drowning us, it just quit.  I’ve had to water my “garden” and the ground is cracked.  We’ve had only had a few sprinkles since the hay was made.

Myson on the rock watching his herd

The grass was turning brown.

I’m glad we got the hay made.  After my bales were put in the barn, my nephew made the rest into round bales.  They work well for scratching against.

Gidget

(Blaze in the back)

Orpheus wasn’t too sure about that huge thing at first.

Orpheus

The bales have since been moved from the pasture, but we still hadn’t had rain.

Finally, we managed to get about two tenths of an inch Sunday morning, and then we had more overnight into Monday.

Lily

It’s was still dry, but that was certainly a big help.  Then we had more rain.  Last night, we even had rain and sun at the same time when a tiny cell went over us.

Osiris and Zinnia in the door

Hopefully, it will really let the pastures grow again.

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Sleek

14 Jul

I am so impressed with how the goats are improving. I knew their coats were dull and coarse, but it never really hit me that they were dull and coarse because it happened so slowly.  Now that they’ve had the copper bolus and are getting goat-specific minerals, I can’t believe the difference.  They are sleek and shiny!

LilyAnn

Hilda

Gidget

Bonnie

Vinnie

Well, Vixen is still working on it, but you can tell the difference between the old gross hair on her back and the new sleek hair growing back on her sides. (For the record, she refuses to let me touch her, much less brush out the old fur.)  She is still old, but she is improving (Don’t worry, the vet saw her in April, and she’s better now).

Vixen

And Mary.  She was so sick after kidding this March.  She was completely anemic and had huge bare patch on her stomach, and now she’s beautiful again!

Mary (with Diana behind her)

I can hardly wait until they’ve had a whole year to get caught up.  Imagine how beautiful they will be then!

Trying to Avoid Mud

30 Jun

Goats do not like wet or mud.  They are working hard to find ways to get comfortable and stay clean and dry.  Most just pile into the barn.

Penny and Casey

Some have gone over to the greenhouse (if you layer your goats, you can get more into the space).

Cutie, Pistol, Dolly and Astra

Others are more creative.

Hilda

Gidget (her kids Zeus and Hera) and Bonnie

Joani

Bambi and Betty Lou

You’d be amazed how many goats will fit on one picnic table.

Aphrodite, Litha, Zisa, Loki, Reva, and Caroline

When the moms go out to pasture in this horrible wet weather, the kids stay up in the barnyard.

Pluto (Anubis using him as a pillow)

Pandora

So they come out to play!

Freya

Callipoe and Jimmy P

Hopefully, we’ll get to dry up.