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Giving Aurora Extra Feed

13 Dec

Now that the days are shorter and when it’s cold (it’s been roller coaster temperatures lately), the llamas have been coming up, so I am trying to give Aurora some extra feed.

She’s quick to stand at the door and tell me she wants fed.

It’s not easy.

Odie, Maybeline, Haley (behind), and Aurora

Once I tried feeding her after all the goats but Pretzel had gone out to pasture.  That little stinker butted the pan until she knocked it down and got to eat Aurora’s feed.

Odie, Pretzel, and Aurora

I have to hold the pan and shoo everyone else away.  The. Entire.Time.

It is very, very challenging to get her extra food, but I’ll keep trying.

Sometimes, the goats run back out to pasture for their last bit of browsing for the night.

It’s yummy!

Then I can just hang the food out there and let her chow down!

There’s Always Something

2 Dec

When you have animals, there’s always something going on.  Even routine things can end up being a problem.  For example, when I trimmed Cinnamon’s hooves, I made her hoof bleed. Barely, but I did put a pretty purple bandage on it for. her.

Cinnamon with her purple bandage

Haley is doing well, but I think the cold is bothering her foot.  It was a major surgery, and I might have to start her back on the anti-inflammatory.  They did tell me she had spurs and arthritis, so she would probably appreciate it.

Haley

Now, Benji is the one giving me grief.  He suddenly has diarrhea.  I’m trying to take care of it, but he isn’t responding to my treatments.

Benji

He acts fine, but he’s a mess.

The little ones up there with him are fine, so I have no idea what is going on.

Frodo

Then there’s Trace.  She decided she didn’t want to wait until January to make kids, so she joined the bucks.

Bubbles and Joy following Daisy and Bubbles

I am thinking the one oopsie baby per week is going to make April a long month.  They better stop this.

Putting on the Fluff

3 Nov

After I put Frodo and Lemuel up north with Benji, I shut Gidget in the Love Shack.  She’s been getting fed A LOT of food, and she is finally gaining weight!  I’m so happy.  Hopefully, she’ll actually be looking good in another week or so.

Gidget

Tansy was also thin when I weaned her girl.  Tansy is never going to be heavy–she’s got much more of a dairy build, but she is looking good.  She comes in to my milk room every day to get food.

Tansy

Then there’s Pretzel and Rosie (the PR Girls). They are always trying to come in whenever I feed Tansy or milk goats or just try to walk through the door.

Pretzel and Rosie

Seriously.  It works for them quite a bit.  I don’t think it’s a bad thing for them to be nice and fluffy going into the winter.

Rosie and Zinnia eating sweet feed

Then there’s Dolly who also begs to come in and eat all the time.

Dolly

She is looking pretty good for a 13 1/2 year old.