Tag Archives: Hera

Integrated

19 Apr

I have integrated the two parts of the goat herd.

I had all my moms and a few others on the front pasture.

Annie

Hera

I had way fewer goats on the bigger back pasture.

Casey

I had to change that.

So I put them all together.

I am still worried about my moms who are run down, but I’ll try and figure out a way to get them some extra feed.

Bonnie (back), Blaze feeding Trooper, and Toodles and Bubbles running to see if I have a bottle

Of course, the ones I milk will be easy.  I just have to say their name near the milk room door, and they’ll come.

Haley

After moving to the bigger pasture, I’m pretty sure Harley will really need her meds tonight.

Harley

A few of the kids got pretty tired running around.

Doc napping by his maa, Sidney

Of course, the few who got left in the barnyard weren’t too happy about it, but they did manage to sneak through the gate back onto the front pasture to eat with Aurora.

sneaking through the gate

In a couple of days, everyone will have adjusted.

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Goats and Fences

7 Apr

There’s a saying that if you throw a glass of water at a fence and water gets through, a goat can get through.  Well, I think there’s some truth to that.  I’ve had my mom separated from the rest of the herd, but things keep happening.

Moms in front; everyone else in back

Hera has figured out how to go back and forth so that she can eat grain with both groups.

Hera

She must have shown Aphrodite where she gets through because Aphrodite ended up back on the side where my moms are.  Apparently, she can’t get back through.

Aphrodite

At one point, Dolly put herself on the side with the rest of the retired girls.  That was good because she’s been picking on everyone, and I was going to have to figure out how to move her over there away from the moms.

Dolly

Then one day I got home from work and found Margarita on the wrong side.  At least her Peanut is little enough to follow her anywhere.

Margarita and Peanut

The next morning, Daisy had joined the moms.  I don’t know how.

Daisy

Then Harley and Cupid ended up on the wrong side.

Harley and Cupid (Stormy behind)

I’m starting to think I should just give up and put everyone back together.  But then Friday when I got home, I found Maggie with the moms, and she wanted to fight with Harley.

Maggie

Instead, I sorted everyone out again.  My moms still need extra care.

Everyday Things

11 Mar

While we’re waiting, along with checking goats numerous times around the clock, I still have all my everyday things to do.  Part of that is wondering if I should try to move more goats into the garage with rain in the forecast for Tuesday through Thursday.

Cutie

The warmer weather means my back door in the chicken room is thawed, and I could put Athena and Hera over there with everyone else if I need to.

Gidget and Hera

I’m a bit worried about the back cattle lean-to though because all the rain and melting snow runs through it.  It is likely to become a muddy mess.  They do have a fair amount of space that will stay clean, but I might have to figure out something else.  I’m just not sure what.

Myson, Casey, LilyAnn and in back Maybeline, Buster, Vinnie, and Stormy

Then there’s the maintenance of my panels that I have separating everyone.  This one was completely undone.

I have to keep my panels in place or I’d have everyone mixed together.  I don’t want that.  It’s a lot harder to check and keep my pregnant girls where I want them to kid when they are all mixed together.  Besides, some big wether keeps thinking he wants his mommy, but his mom needs to focus on the new babies coming.

Moose

I also got new salt/mineral blocks put out.  They melt so quickly in this wet, snowy weather.

Stormy (and a LilyAnn butt)

I am still feeding full hay.  Over the weekend, I ran out of hay on the bottom. I had to start throwing it from above.  At least, I’m not worried about running out.

Astra

There’s still a lot up above.

No babies yet, but if I get busy and can’t get blog posts up you can follow along on the farm FB page for almost real time updates.