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The Kids’ Progress

25 Sep

After I decided to put Pluto in with Antigone, I never thought about how cold we suddenly got that night.  He was a bit slow to start in the morning, but I gave him sweet feed, and he seemed to perk up.  I will say, Antigone decided to be a brat and try to butt him.  She did have her own bowl of food, but she wanted to butt him.

Antigone

Anyhow, I kicked her out of the Love Shack to run around for a bit.  It became obvious how weak she still is, so I put her back up with Anubis and Harley.

Antigone, Harley, and Anubis

Anubis is pretty much completely back to normal.

Anubis

Although, I don’t spoil him quite as much with Antigone up there.  I have to make sure they both get to eat sweet feed because Harley doesn’t share well.

Antigone is really doing well.  She just needs to keep eating and gaining strength.

Pluto is really making good progress as well.  It just takes time.  He gains strength every day.

Pluto

Bless my mom for coming out a couple of times each day to make sure he’s doing okay and encourage food and fluids.

Someday, I dream that I have nobody that requires extra care.  How awesome would that be!

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Goats in the Garden

8 Sep

Lately, I’ve had a hard time with the three kids up north with Harley.

Antigone

A combination of the copper issues and horrible weather has lead to some pretty nasty diarrhea.

It’s a good thing Pepto Bismol tastes yummy.

Pluto

They are improving, so I decided that I’d give them a fresh browsing area.  Since I had already put panels across the yard to keep the dog out of my garden, I decided to let these few goats in to eat it down.

It didn’t take long for them to start eating the weeds and shrubs after I opened the panel.

Anubis

I did pick some tomatoes and okra before I let them in.

I might still get a bit more before they eat it all down.  There’s quite a bit of grass and shrubs along with garden plants.

Harley (with kids in the background)

Pluto, Anubis and Antigone

I’m hoping they start with the stupid morning glories.

There should be enough here to keep them happy for a while.

Weaning and Leaving

10 Aug

Dolly is not the only girl who is struggling with anemia. A lot of my older girls that had babies in June are struggling.

Dolly (Yes, she busted out again, and I don’t even know how this time.)

I had to wean some more kids.  They are doing well.

Jimmy P (He’s fine. I don’t know why he’s lying like that.)

Freya (on top of the Quonset hut)

Cookie got shut in because her eyes were pure white.  I really wanted to put her in the Love Shack with Dolly so they could share and have an outdoor space, but Dolly wasn’t playing nice.  They drive me crazy with their crankiness.

Cookie who got let back out because the greenhouse is too dark for long-term shut in.

Haley and Victoria were pale, but not white, so they got to stay with the herd.

Haley

That means Osiris and Pandora are the only two June kids left with their moms in the herd.

Pandora

I do have a couple of Harley’s kids that are looking a little pale, so I think I’m just going to sell all the June babies as soon as I can.  Then I’ll see if I can add Zinnia and Sidney (maybe) to my girls getting milked.

Zinnia

Of course, I’m keeping Pluto (and maybe Anubis) around to help  make the perfect kid.

Pluto

I’m also leaving Antigone up there for now.

Antigone

Then I think I’ll add Athena up north to keep Antigone company because she and I are having battles over who gets Cinnamon’s milk.

Athena

She usually wins that battle.  It will be a relief not to have the kids to worry about.  Then I can just focus on the moms.