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Moms and Kids

22 Oct

Even though my March babies are getting really big, they are still their moms’ kids.

LilyAnn with Ringo

Poki using her maa, Wanda, as a pillow

Annie by her boy, Pepe

Penelope likes her food pan too much to use her maa as a pillow.

I love the way goats have such strong family bonds.

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Winding Down

18 Oct

Milking is really winding down.  I’m just milking Cutie and Zinnia now.

Zinnie wondering what’s taking so long to let her in

I’m getting a little over a quart a day.  It’s not enough to make any big batches of cheese or anything, so I’m freezing pint bags for Snickers and me.

morning milking

I have also been making lotion.  I am fully stocked with eleven fragrances.

Crisp Apple Rose and Southern Peach are new scents.

So far, I’ve also made fifteen batches of soap this fall.  Crisp Apple Rose is a new soap scent too.  I really like it.

I don’t think I’ve shared the link to my website in ages, so if you are interested in trying our soaps or lotions, you can click HERE.

The Circus Continues

15 Oct

By the time I went out to do chores Saturday, Fionn was out again.  He saw me start to feed, and he was happy to go back to the Love Shack and have his private meal.  Since then, he’s stayed in.

Fionn, Xerxes and Astra

I also noticed that Antigone was coming into heat.  When I went out the next day, I saw that she aborted from the shot I gave her.  That means she had been bred by one of the little boys I hadn’t sold yet.  I’m glad she isn’t going to have babies in February (or January) some day while I’m at work.  I will give everyone else a shot also to make sure my old ladies aren’t going to have oopsie babies, too, because it would kill them.  She will have a chance to get bred for June babies.

Antigone

Do you notice anything about Caroline?  She’s behind a fence.  She’s not supposed to be behind the fence.  That’s where I have Chiffon and Venus trying to recover from the copper (Chiffon is doing well; Venus is in pretty bad shape).  Brat.

Caroline in back; Anubis

Although, that’s better than Hera who came into heat and keeps jumping up on the workbench where Anubis can’t get to her.  We’ll have to wait and see if she comes back in heat or if she decided to love him for five minutes. I swear…  If only I had waited a day I would have realized that, like Antigone, the little bucks had already bred her.  She will also get put back with Anubis for June kids.

Hera

Finally, Sunday night, I saw Wanda was in heat.  Xerxes was happy, but Fionn just kept staring.

I told him if they had all stayed where I put them, he’d be the one dancing the rumba with her.  Anyhow, Monday was the day to get everyone put back where they belong, and it actually went better than I thought it might.  It didn’t hurt that Zinnia had finally come into heat and was distracting Xerxes while I moved the rest of his girls.