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22 Nov

Well, everyone is hanging in there. Margarita and Myson are getting along well.  I think Myson is gaining a little weight.  Margarita is about the same, and with the cold weather I’ll call that good.

Myson and Margarita

Benji spent most of his time in the greenhouse when it was cold.  I’m also going to call it a win that he didn’t really lose any more weight while we were that cold.  Hopefully, since he has a good appetite, the copper will kick in and he’ll start picking some weight up.

Benji peeking out the door when it was still cold over the weekend.

The boys can come out of the greenhouse easily even though I had the door mostly shut to keep the wind out.  Frodo really likes his roommates.  They are much nicer than the other big bucks.


Xerxes seems to have done something to his eye.  I’m guessing it was poked with hay, but there is no way for me to even check it out.  It was all better by the time I checked him on Monday.  Thank goodness.

Xerxes with a watery eye

Mr. Peacock is still a bit sneezy, but it isn’t as bad.  Hopefully, this more moderate weather streak will continue for a while and he will finish recovering.

Mr. Peacock

Zinnia came back into heat.  I’m actually pretty happy she didn’t get bred on one of the days Benji was out.  She really needs a longer time between babies (her girls were born right at the end of July).

Zinnia with her girls behind her

I’m not sure we’re going to get the hydrant changed yet this fall with the crazy weather.  But the cattle tank is still working, so it’s not too bad.

Antigone behind the hydrant

For some reason, Antigone and Hera were limping the other day.  I am hoping that this week (while I’m on break), I can get a lot of hooves trimmed.  That should help.

Hera resting her foot and eating at the same time.

I hope.

More Health Woes

10 Oct

I was actually really happy with the freeze warning Friday night.  I’m ready for winter.  Because it generally ends a lot of the health issues I’m seeing in the goats.

Crystal is better and bouncy

The day after the vet put down Haley and Cinnamon, I came home late from conferences to find that Bambi had diarrhea.


And Friday, I came home to find that Minerva had diarrhea.

Minerva out in pasture Friday evening

So I am still trying to get them healthy.  I put Minerva up with the other kids.

And I managed to catch her twin sister, Mini to put up there too.

Mini and Minerva

Then I moved Bambi to the Love Shack.  I added coccidia meds to her water and I can see a little better how much she’s eating.

Hopefully, they will continue to improve.  And I’m seriously ready for late fall/winter.

The Old Ones

4 Oct

The kids I have up north are doing well.  They have really embraced getting sweet feed twice a day, and they enjoy running around up there.


My old ladies don’t seem to be improving.


I even added a sweet lick tub.


It does look like I’ll have to cut Bambi’s beard off too, but she isn’t really picking up any weight.

I just can’t get them to stop being so anemic.

Haley front; Bambi and Cinnamon behind

They’ve had more copper, and I can’t really do anything else.

Bambi and Cinnamon fighting through the fence with Venus

It is so hard to save the old ones and the young ones when they get run down.