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13 Nov

After Antigone’s horn injury, I called the vet Monday afternoon to make a plan for a permanent fix.  After our conversation it was determined to leave the bandage on for a couple more days and then see how it looked.


Wednesday afternoon, I cut the bandage off.  I couldn’t see how her injury was doing because the bottom layer of cotton was glued to her head with blood and blood stop powder.

I called the vets the next morning, and it was decided the best thing was for me to take her over and let them deal with her (okay, I had already decided that).

The earliest we could get her in for the bandage clean up and removing the horns was Tuesday morning.  She and her maa got to stay in the Love Shack and get pampered until then.

Pistol and Antigone

Of course, I had to rely on my mother to drop her off Tuesday morning so I could get to work.  I was relieved when I got the call that she was all done and ready to come home.

When I picked her up, I did talk to the vet, and he confirmed that her so-called normal horn was also really thin.

There’s a good chance she would have broken it if we hadn’t removed it too.  It’s going to take some getting used to her without horns, but she’s much better off.

She’ll stay in the Love Shack for a couple more days, and I still have Pistol with her to keep her company.  I’m glad we’re done with this.


Horn Apparatus: Take Two

13 Sep

Zeus and Hera are at it again.  They’ve both had their heads stuck in the fence, so they both got the apparatus put back on their horns.



These two are lucky they are so stinking cute.

The Horns of Shame

11 Jul

I really hoped that selling Loki would end kids getting heads stuck in the fence.  Unfortunately, that was not the case.

“Hmmm, I bet I can reach that one piece. And if I get stuck, the human is here to help me out again.” -Zeus

Zeus and Hera got to be just as bad as Loki.  I don’t know what it is with the kids this year.  It’s been like eight years since I’ve had such persistent kids.  I had to do something because of my plan to leave the farm for an entire day (gasp).

Hera (front), Zeus (behind), and maa Gidget who just lets her kids stick their heads through the fence (last)

I got creative with tent stakes, wine airlock bungs, candle mold sealer, and duct tape.

I think this will do the job. It’s pretty lightweight, the rubber bungs shouldn’t poke anyone.  I pushed as hard as I could on the ends and didn’t get poked by the stake.  I think it’s all good!

It doesn’t seem to bother them at all.  Although, I might recommend to Gidget that she wean them.  It’s time.  Trust me.

It might be wrong, but seriously, his silhouette made me laugh.

Hopefully, I will be able to take them off in a week or two and they will not try putting their heads back through.

Updated since I first prepared this post four days ago:  still no heads stuck and they are still not bothered by their little extra appendages!  Woo hoo!