Tag Archives: Harley

Retired and Weaned

15 Oct

I have four girls retiring this year.  Obviously, Harley is not getting anywhere near a buck since she’s lucky to be alive after last year’s pregnancy with a back injury.

Harley (Pluto and Anubis in the back)

Dolly is also retiring.  She was ten when she had her kids in June, and that’s the oldest I’ve ever had kid.  If it weren’t for the copper, she could probably do it fine, but I’m not taking any chances.

Dolly

Cookie is also retiring since she really struggled with the anemia this year.  She also has really sagging stomach muscles, so it’s time.

Cookie

Then there’s Pistol.  She better stay retired this time.  No more oopsie babies.  I don’t care how cute they are!

Pistol

With moving the girls in with the bucks, that means I also had to wean a couple of my March girls.  Athena is actually being a big baby about it.

Athena

I’m glad to be getting all of Cinnamon’s milk for a change!  I also weaned Aphrodite.

Aphrodite

She took it much better than Athena.

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And So It Begins

13 Oct

Last night I started plans for making spring break babies.  I wanted to just do everything last night, but there’s not enough time in the evenings after I get home.  Besides, with all the rain, the goats prefer to stay out in the pasture until they have to come up.  But I got things ready to go.  The first thing was to move Harley and the boys to the Love Shack.

Pluto, Harley and Anubis

The boys aren’t too happy with the small  pen, but they are not big enough to do a buck’s job yet.  That means hanging out with their honorary granny goat.

Anubis and Pluto

I kicked Antigone out so she could just be with her mom again.

Antigone

I noticed that Caroline was in heat.  Since they are only in heat for about a day, I decided I had to put her in with the buck if I wanted her to have spring break kids.  I put her up north where Harley had been.

Sweet Caroline

Then I caught Zeus and threw him in with her.  He still looks like such a kid!  Hopefully he’s up to the task.

Zeus

As I was finishing, I saw Wanda was starting to flag (wag her tail at the boys), so I threw her up there too.

Wanda

That means we’ve already started!  Woo hoo!  Spring break 2019!

Rain, Rain, Go Away

9 Oct

We’ve had way too much rain this fall.  It’s really starting to be an issue.  It’s already why we’re having such a bad worm season.

Antigone, Pluto, Harley, and Anubis

Now it’s impacting getting crops out of the fields.

Everybody is sick of mud.

Bob Cat

We want some nice dry weather for a while.

Penny

And sunshine.

Dolly

That would be good.  Sunshine would be really good.