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Prep Work

22 Dec

Another thing I worked on this lovely weekend is prep work in the garage.

As much as I hate to do it, I’m going to have to have livestock in there for the third year in a row.  I’m guessing Maisie is going to have her babies in January.

Maisie–“Don’t bug me; I’m eating for three.”

I also have the vet appointment made for Tony to be gelded, and he needs to be in a more protected area right after surgery.

Tony

That means they will be keeping each other company for a while.  After this weekend, I’m mostly ready.

What the Heck?

6 Dec

When I was doing chores on Tuesday, I noticed Wanda had lost some fur.  It looked like she rubbed all the fur off.

Wanda

And some of the skin.

I have no idea what the heck she did.  Well, I assume she got stuck somewhere and removed the fur and skin trying to get herself unstuck.

This is what pictures look like when I try to take them after chores this time of year.

Crazy goat.  Anyhow, she’s a little thin.  I have been thinking about putting her in with Zeus since she hasn’t come back into heat.  And he would still like to have some company in his prison.

Zeus: Let me out. I was framed!

So I put them together.

It will be warmer for her when we get colder next week, and she can get a little extra feed to help her gain weight.

Betty Moved

4 Dec

Betty Lou is my oldest goat.  She’s been getting meds to help her joints, and she’s one that I am constantly thinking needs copper.  She’s lost all of her face color again, so I’ve ordered more copper, and we’ll be starting the next round of copper capsules.  I decided to  move her up with the other old ladies.

Betty Lou

Bonnie has no problem with her joints.  I just need to get more copper in her, and she might go back with the rest of the herd.  We’ll see.  Harley’s back is still giving her a bit of trouble now, but she is doing better than she was.

Harley

Penny also does really well as long as she gets the meds for her arthritis and isn’t trapsing all through the Back Forty.

Penny

I’d like to put all of these girls in the greenhouse because it’s insulated and would be warmer for them.  It’s also a little smaller space so they aren’t running around quite so much.  At least, that would be good for Harley and Penny.  Unfortunately, the greenhouse is the only place I can keep Zeus shut in.

Zeus

I had planned on keeping him until next summer, when everyone is looking for a new buck, but I don’t know if I can keep him that long the way he’s behaving.