Tag Archives: health

I Don’t Know

21 Nov

I don’t know what seems to be going on here with the llamas, but Aurora and then Estarr began losing weight.  They were not eating and huddled in the barn.  Last night, we lost Estarr.

Estarr (1 Feb 2001 – 20 Nov 2017)

The good news is that Aurora seems to be eating better, but I have no idea what’s going on.  I just feel horrible and helpless.

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Still Improving

4 Nov

It has been hard to try and get Margarita out with the rest of the herd because of work and weather. Today she was looking wistfully out to pasture where the rest of the herd was browsing.

Margarita

It’s been cold enough that I put a heat lamp in the Love Shack so she could snuggle down and stay warm, but it was warmer today (but damp).

I decided it would be a good afternoon to come out.  She seemed to be happy to stretch her legs and get some loving.

Biscuit was checking her out.  It’s been a while since they were together.

Biscuit and Margarita

She saw her mom.  Of course, the first thing she wanted to do was nurse, but you can tell she knew her mom wasn’t going to let her.

Margarita and Maggie

Finally, they went out to pasture again.  She hurried to get past Harley without getting hit.

Margarita and Harley

Finally, there was green stuff to eat.

That’s what she needs.  When you see her with the other kids, it’s obvious that she still has a lot of muscle to regain.

Margarita and Caroline

She is still improving though.

Obsession

3 Aug

I think most people that have goats would tell you that they never knew when they got their first goat that they’d become obsessed with poop.  I tell you, though, there’s nothing like seeing perfect goat berries falling from your goat’s back side like a Pez dispenser.

with apologies to Joani for such an unflattering picture

It’s a good sign of a healthy goat.

front to back: LilyAnn, Sidney, and Dolly

This time of year is when the pasture is getting eaten down and the goats might start picking up worms.

Colt and Astra

You hate to see runny poops.  I kid you not, I followed Caroline around with a glove on to try and get a sample a couple of days ago, but she was not about to give it up.  She did enjoy pushing against my leg and bouncing.  I checked her eye membranes, and they are bright red, so I’m not too worried.  I might have to just keep a glove in my pocket for the opportune moment.

Caroline

I had to pull Clover away from her kids and shut her in after worming her because she had bottle jaw (even worse than diarrhea).

Clover

She’s been wormed, and I’m giving her sweet feed twice a day and all the good alfalfa hay she can eat.

Clover and jealous cows

I’m optimistic that she’ll fully recover.  In the meantime, I will continue to be obsessed with everyone’s poops (and their jaws and eye color).

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.