Tag Archives: Hilda

Ice, Ice, Baby

26 Mar

I still have more pictures from our ice storm that I wanted to share, but I also promised to share more kids, so you get…

Ice

Ice

baby (Aphrodite, Cutie’s doe)

ice

ice

baby: Sarah, Juno, Loki and his sister, Hilda, and Silas

Ice

ice

baby: (Diana, Mary’s girl)

ice

ice

Bambi (I know she’s not a baby, but she’s still a pretty cute girl.)

And just for the fun of it, here’s Sky helping me out while I was wandering around the yard to take pictures.

Sky

I think this is the last of the ice pictures.  More babies will be coming!

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Mess in the Milk Room

11 Mar

It’s been a rough winter.  That means it’s hard on the animals.  Hilda had her Sam babies, a buck and a doe, yesterday at about 5:30.  That’s too late for them to get really dry before it’s cold.  We’re still about five degrees below our historic average, and that’s a big deal at this time of year with having babies.

Hilda and babies (That’s the abscess scab on her cheek–she won’t let me take it off.)

Her kids were getting chilled, and they were kind of weak.  They were not going to make it out in the building, even with a heat lamp.

So I brought them to the milk room.  I’ve given her little girl a bottle or two just to help her get some strength, and they are both doing okay now.

We’ll see how good of a job I did with my outdoor washable paint.  I’m sure it will clean up just fine.  But the babies are doing well; that’s the important thing.  But I really hope they are stronger and out in the building by the time this post publishes this evening.

Updates

3 Mar

My posts all this past week were prepared last Sunday and scheduled because of parent-teacher conferences this week.  I worked late three days and by the time I finished chores, I was ready for bed, so I can give you a couple of updates.  Our good weather is holding, and Aurora is still doing well and enjoying some sunshine.  If she continues to gain weight, it won’t be much longer before I can let her out.  Buster noticed Aurora last night, and he was positively bucking and dancing his way up the hill to see her.  I feel bad that they have been separated this winter, but it won’t be much longer.

Buster and Aurora and Lily

Aurora’s abscess is healing.  I’m considering tempting my fate and seeing if I can get the halter off and clean it and her jaw and get the halter back on.

Hilda’s abscess popped which was extremely disgusting, but she is doing well.  It won’t be long until she has kids again.  I can’t believe we’re this close to spring break kids.

Hilda

These two really both like the pillow.  Good thing it’s so big!  As you can see, I still have all kinds of furniture just randomly sitting around the house.

Snickers and Sky

The good weather also has the goats going out to pasture.  That’s a good thing because my hay supply is dwindling.

Although today they didn’t go out for very long and they still expect room service.