Tag Archives: kids

Moms and Kids

22 Oct

Even though my March babies are getting really big, they are still their moms’ kids.

LilyAnn with Ringo

Poki using her maa, Wanda, as a pillow

Annie by her boy, Pepe

Penelope likes her food pan too much to use her maa as a pillow.

I love the way goats have such strong family bonds.

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Still a Roller Coaster Ride

1 Oct

It still feels like we are on a roller coaster with the craziness of trying to deal with the copper deficiency.  On the up side, Fionn is doing much better.

He’s interested in girls and peeing on himself and generally acting like a buck in rut.  I’m hoping that I can keep him in the Love Shack until after fall breeding and then put him back with the other bucks.

I love you too, but I’m not going to kiss you.

For a while, I had several adults I was really worried about.  Clover was in really bad shape, but she’s doing a bit better.  Vinnie is the only adult I’m worried about now.  Unfortunately, she’s a brat, so I can’t work with her right now.

Vinnie

On the downhill side, my kids keep getting sick one-by-one.  I got my first group that I had to treat looking really good–Tootles, Peanut, and Penelope.

Penelope

Then it was Socks.  She’s doing really well too, but I wormed her, so I was waiting for the withdrawal so I could sell the rest of the March kids all at once.  Then it was Tink.  No big deal, I could just keep her and sell her with the June kids because she’s still pretty small.

Tink

The week that I could have sold those kids was right after I hurt my toe.  This weekend my nephew was back from Indiana, and the toe is still not ready to go chase kids around.  And now Chiffon is really not doing well.

Chiffon

She’s staying up from pasture.  Luckily, she was one that ate with the llamas, so she is esy to get some sweet feed.  Hopefully, I can support her until she’s better again.

I noticed Sunday that Joy looks like her wattles are losing hair, and she had a sloppy poo.  I really have to figure out how to catch all these goats (the uncooperative ones) and get everyone another copper capsule.

Joy

I’ve already talked to Nephew #2 about helping me sell a bunch of kids next week.  I have seven that have to go like two weeks ago!

Still Waiting

22 Aug

I swear, these llamas drive me crazy.

Maybeline (front) and Odie (back)

I think she’s close.  Really, I do.  She’s getting heavier, isn’t she?

But maybe she isn’t even bred.  You can’t tell with a llama.

Now I’m thinking Odie is starting to look close too (based on her vulva and even more cranky behavior).

At least, even with an oopsie kid, I can usually tell when a goat is pregnant and getting close.  Heck, when Sallie had Annie as an oopsie baby, I even had her due date figured out exactly.

Sallie and Annie (2015)

I knew Pistol was close with her oopsie kids and had her shut in (both times).

Pistol, Tommy and PJ (2016)

But these two snooty llamas just keep their secrets to themselves.

Aurora

I wonder if Aurora would be able to keep a secret that well.