Tag Archives: Hilda

While I’m Shoveling

18 Feb

I made sure to get out early yesterday and shovel before the goats tromped all through the snow packing it down.  So what were they doing while I was busy trying to make their life easy?

Maisie and Moose

Most of them are just lying around being lazy.

Clover

Or using future grandkids as a pillow.

Reva and Litha

Some of them just stand around.

Cutie

Poor Sidney was stuck standing in the snow.  I am NOT shoveling that side.  I can feed them where I cleaned off, and I’m not doing any more.

Sidney

Maggie and Margarita were watching me work (Myson was too, but I was too busy working to take his picture.  After I quit shoveling, there was no entertainment.)

It doesn’t take long for them to come out and explore once I’ve cleaned a place for them.

Hilda (Annie in back snacking on the hay I uncovered)

Yes, Hilda.  I did shovel that path just for you.

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Holy Hormones!

11 Oct

I will be glad when I get a bunch of my girls bred for spring break babies.  The hormones are bit crazy with all these girls coming into heat.

Litha, Stormy and Hilda

They are literally fighting over the bucks.

Xerxes and Zeus watching Litha and Stormy fight.

Crazy goats.  They are twins.  They are ten.  They are not getting a buck.  They are retired.  At least Hilda is smart enough to stay out of the fight.

Fionn (and Zeus) watching the girls

I can’t get Maybeline and Odie to look at Tony and these old, retired ladies are fighting over the bucks.  Figures.

Planning Spring Break Babies

4 Oct

It’s that time of year when I am making lists of who gets retired and who gets to have kids and which buck gets which girls.  Exciting times!

Bonnie

As things stand right now, I’m going to have girls with Fionn, Xerxes, and Zeus for making March babies.  (Pluto and Anubis are too young yet.)

Xerxes and Astra

Fionn is getting: Cinnamon, Maisie, Clover, Mary, Reva, Joani, Wanda, Victoria, Haley, Vinnie, Bambi, Blaze, and Bonnie.  They will have the first part of the barn, east barnyard, and the front pasture.

Fionn

Of course, that all depends on whether or not I can actually catch Bambi and Vinnie.  That is not an easy task.

Bambi

Xerxes gets:  Ava, Cutie, Zinnia, Gidget, Daisy, Hilda, and Astra.  I’m putting them in the buck room and that small side pen.

Hilda

Zeus gets:  Annie, Margarita, Sidney, LilyAnn, and Caroline.  They will go up north.

Margarita

Harley and the little bucks will get stuck in the Love Shack for the short time we are breeding.  Hopefully, Harley will get to just be let out with the rest of the herd when I put them all back where they belong.

Anubis and Harley (Antigone behind)

Of course, I’ll still have a large group of retired and too young that will be a fourth group of goats.

Maggie

They’ll be on the west side of the barnyard and the Back Forty.

Aphrodite

Nothing like musical goats!  Someday, I need to draw a map so you can actually see where I’m talking about when I make all these changes.