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Random Goat Notes

1 Dec

I can’t believe how big Moose is anymore.  He’s still a pain with trying to open my chicken pen gate.

Moose

Myson is my sweetie.

Myson

Harley really has bonded with the boys.  I hate that I’m going to have to separate them very soon (an oopsie baby would kill her).

Harley with Pluto and Anubis

Pluto is also getting better all the time.  He’s round and fuzzy, and he makes me smile and laugh.

Pluto

I thought the lineup of spotted girls was kind of cute.  Although, Hera does kind of stand out as the odd one.

Hera, Gidget, Blaze and Bonnie

It’s also three generations (Blaze, Gidget, and Hera) with Blaze’s twin sister for good measure.

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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.

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!