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Time for Leftovers!

8 Oct

This week was my parent-teacher conferences at work, so I am quite excited for the weekend!  I’ve missed not being home in the evenings.  And it means I haven’t done much to blog about, so here’s just some random thoughts with leftover pictures.

One of my brown leghorns

Bob is still struggling with getting back to his usual cranky self. He needs to come in the house and hibernate for the winter.

I really am trying to decide who to breed and who to retire and who to give a year off.  I’m pretty sure Gidget is getting a year off or retiring.  I hope the copper I gave last weekend kicks in and helps Reva and Gidget look better.  They really need it.

A skinny Gidget

These two are happy to be together again.  Other than when Astra goes to get bred, they shouldn’t have to be separated again.

Astra and Perdita

I am excited because I’m soon going to be doing a couple of photo shoots.  I will get to photograph a little girl!  Wish I could get my camera replaced before then, but I guess as long as my old faithful just keeps working, I’ll call it good.

Finally, just some more of the goats out in pasture.

Everyone was hanging out in the summer barn

Victoria in front; Onyx and Haley in back

Zinnia is still giving me a decent amount of milk.

Happy weekend!

Copper Time

3 Oct

This weekend it was time to give copper again.

Haley

See the way Cinnamon’s hair is parting–that’s a sign she is getting low on copper.

Cinnamon (with a dirty face from kissing a buck)

I like it best when I can put it in the peanut shell with some peanut butter and just have them eat them.

Of course, I have to have a check list to keep track of who’s had it and who hasn’t.

There are some goats I only get to touch when I have peanuts for them.

Daisy

It seems like more and more of the goats are getting to be difficult about just taking it.

Hera is not about to come get it.

That means I’m using the pill pusher a lot more frequently. But as long as everyone gets their copper, we’ll be good.

The Latest On Haley

18 Jun

Summer has really hit us quickly. It feels like July.  I feel bad for the animals with the early heat.  They were not ready at all.  I can only imagine how hot is is for Haley with her bandage.

Haley

In good news, Haley is doing amazingly well.  She’s putting weight on her leg and continuing to improve her body condition.  When the vet was here on Monday, he was impressed with how well it looks.

I am going to officially say I am optimistic for a full recovery  now.  And we only have another week of antibiotics.  Poor girl has to feel like a pin cushion.  In fact, we are just putting a light bandage on it now to keep it clean and the flies off.  This means, I am going to try to switch to just me (and the help of a kind son or nephew holding her) changing her bandages.

I also got my new and improved tarp hut finished.  I had to add a couple of posts to raise the tarp.  It does make it much cooler under there with the extra space.  Also, if we ever do get rain, I’ll have a lot less rain to drain from the top.

Of course, I worry about shade as they lay on and in and under the old metal feeder right out in the sun.

Perdita on top; Haley on bottom

Whatever.