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Another Photo Dump

19 Mar

I haven’t shared a lot this week other than our crazy weather and kidding.  So here’s some other things from around the farm and house.

My bratopotamus Zora

My Christmas cactus is blooming again. It loves the new plant stand and the window.

The little one my mom gave me is getting ready to bloom too–it’s peach!

And look how much closer it is to opening since I first created this post.


Guess who’s laying now!

This crazy weather had Dolly getting sick; she’s back in the garage. I need a bigger garage.

Odie drinking snow because nobody likes the fence I put across the barnyard.



So enjoy the pictures and I’ll get you caught up soon.  My new big hurdle is trying to figure out how to get all the goats out of the garage. Sigh…

In Time Out

8 Mar

While getting those first moms moved was easy and everyone had been getting along, that changed.

Antigone lounging before I brought the soon-to-be moms over.

Antigone and Perdita really act like sisters who can’t get along.

Antigone and Perdita

I could not get Antigone to quit picking on Perdita.

Honestly, I shouldn’t be too surprised because she hasn’t been with the herd for four months–she’s been pampered with Xerxes in the buck room.

She was fighting so much and so hard that she was panting and coughing.  I thought she was going to have a heart attack or send herself into labor a month early.  I decided to put her in the garage for a little bit.  I had just put Tux back in there because I needed to put a dose of Revolution on him for the ear mites.


Antigone was so hopped up on whatever that she tossed her head at him and threatened him and stomped at him.  I finally shut her in the buck room for a time out.

Later, I brought her back out to try and get her back to getting along.  She did do better, but then she was right back after Perdita.

She ended up with scraped up horn pads

I finally shut her in the Love Shack.  And I added Caroline.  They seem to be doing well together, and Caroline is trying to eat all the food so Antigone can’t get it.

Antogine and Caroline

It might work out well for both of them.

Moving Moms-to Be

7 Mar

You might recall that I had Caroline, Antigone, Penelope and Victoria on the front pasture.

Caroline and Victoria


I decided I was going to bring over three more girls–the first ones due–for right now.

Onyx, Purl, and Perdita

Onyx was hanging out by the gate, so she was easy to bring over.

Onyx is due on the 11th

Then Perdita was checking out what was going on, so I pulled her over.

Perdita is my only first timer

I had to go grab Purl, but she was also pretty easy to lead across the barnyard and in with the other girls.


The only goat who was difficult was Dolly.  Honestly. She was a brat,

Dolly looking sweet using Pluto as a pillow

but I got her over there. I want to make sure she is able to keep getting her extra sweet feed.

eating her sweet feed

So, it seems like things went well.  But that’s not the whole story.