Tag Archives: Hilda

Gouda Eyes

25 Mar

You might remember I had to take Hilda’s boy, Gouda, to the vet to get a clip on his eye.

Gouda

Well, the next day, I had to take Reva’s boy over for clips too.

Reva’s boy

When I took him, I also took Gouda back because below his eye was all swollen and purple.  They decided they must have his a little blood vessel, and it was just blood pooling.  No big deal.  I added him to my list of goats getting anti-inflammatory and pain meds, and all is gouda! Right?

Well, in the morning, the clip had come off because it was so swollen.  They couldn’t put it back on because of the swelling.  I got an eye salve to put in it, but the whole eye swelled shut.  It was filling with pus.  We added hot packs and changed the anti-inflammatory.

Hilda (I don’t know what kid is to her left) and Gouda in the pan to the left

Finally, he went back to the vet and got shots of penicillin in the eye lids.  Poor baby.

But it’s finally looking better.

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Babies Are Here!

12 Mar

Yesterday after lunch, I checked the girls and had to wonder if Astra was in labor.  She was talking and kind of by herself, but Ava had been acting like that the day before.

Astra

An hour later, I went out to check her again, and she’d already had a baby!  It was just a couple minutes later when baby number two arrived.  She has two girls.

I’m so glad Aurora loves the little kids since she’s in with Astra.  Astra wasn’t quite so sure about Aurora sniffing her babies.  She would shake her head and try to bite Aurora’s ear, but now it’s all good.

Later in the day, I finished chores and went to check everyone again, and it was Blaze’s turn!

She has two boys.  I’m helping them nurse from one big teat, but they are getting it figured out.

When I went out to give Lily and Harley their meds, Hilda was walking across the barnyard, and she had a baby’s bag spurt.  Yeah.  I caught her and wrestled her in to the building and tied her up to pull one strapping buckling out of her.

Fat girls having fat kids means it’s not easy.  She could use a diet.

This morning, I noticed it looked like more girls were working on kids.  I got creative and made a couple more pens.

Cutie, Hilda, and Joani

Cutie had her little girl right before lunch.

They are all doing well.  You’re caught up with kids as of noon on Monday!

Looking for the Good

25 Feb

With the crappy weather and all that it brings, I really need to focus on the good.  And there are lots of good things going on.  Athena is doing well.

Athena

Snickers is still doing well.

Snickers

Sky doesn’t care about snow or weather.  He’s just always happy.  I don’t know how I managed to get such a good boy.

Sky

Harley doesn’t have a clue that she’s not perfectly healed.  She’s still pretty certain she can do anything she wants, and that seems to be working for her.

Harley

Look at that angelic face.  That’s enough to make anyone smile.

Antigone

Hilda has decided to be nice again.  That’s always good.

Hilda

Even Bambi has her moments of letting me pet her.  Although, she doesn’t look too happy about it.

Bambi

Tony’s appetite is back to normal.  He can’t get enough to eat now.  He’s still thin, but I’m pretty sure he’s going to make a full recovery now.  That is a huge relief.

Tony

I’m working on LilyAnn.  Bribing her with peanuts helps a lot.

Sidney (in front) and LilyAnn

Peanuts always draw a big crowd.

Cutie (the ears), LilyAnn, Sidney, and Dolly

I think I need more peanuts.