Tag Archives: heat

Updates

22 Oct

Well, I came home from work on Wednesday and saw my first girl that I had in with a buck in heat–Cupid.

Cupid

I did some quick math in my head and decided she would be due on the Friday of spring break if she were to get bred, so I quickly put her in with Benji.  He wasted no time in doing his job.

Benji watching the girls

Frodo wanted to help, but he mostly bounced off Benji who was already busy.  Then Frodo decided it was better to just go eat his sweet feed.  That was a good plan.

Frodo

I only left her there for about ten minutes; we’ll see if she settles or not.  Of course, I realized after that that my math was off. She will be due on Saturday.  Hopefully, she doesn’t go overdue.  Anyhow, Thursday I came home from work and found that Purl had not come into heat.  She’ll hopefully get bred for early June.

Purl

I also had mentioned that Reva and Gidget were thin.  After getting the four grams of copper, Reva is looking good.  She’s really picking up weight.

Reva

Gidget, on the other hand, is still very skinny. I have her shut in the Love Shack so she isn’t using energy running around out in pasture.  She’s getting grain without anyone pushing her out, and she’s also getting sweet feed and calf starter along with all the hay she can eat.  Hopefully, she’ll start to perk up.

Gidget

Rosie is eating well and gaining her weight back.

Rosie

I am still letting her in to eat sweet feed too.

I don’t know why she was straddling the stool.

Tansy is also coming in for extra food.  She seems to be gaining weight also; it’s just not as quickly as Reva and Rosie.

Tansy still under weight

And I am not updating you on how Haley doesn’t even limp anymore.

Haley with Cinnamon behind her

And she’s almost looking fluffy!

Heat

7 Oct

The girls are really starting to come into heat.

Antigone and Flora hanging out by the boys

Xerxes is getting a bit naughty and chasing poor Benji.  Hormones are evil things.

Xerxes, Freddie, and Benji

I did a bit of work on the fence to try and make sure we don’t end up with oopsie babies.

Xerxes and Flora

The boys are unfortunately rubbing their stink off on the girls.

Cinnamon with buck stink all over her face.

I also fixed the fence around the Love Shack.

I’ll have to put Frodo and Lemuel in there while we are breeding for spring break babies.

Lemuel and Frodo

It will just be a couple of weeks until I have to mix them.

Time for Leftovers

1 Oct

My sweet 2TC girl

another image (or three) from combining my beans

Tiger

Xerxes in love because Dolly was in heat; it’s hormone season!

sunset

a deer on my detour to the sale barn

wild turkeys on my detour to the sale barn