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A Delay

2 Oct

I didn’t get more kids sold this weekend for two reasons.

Mini

First, my sister was in town, so she and my mom and two of my nephews had to watch Hocus Pocus 2.  I had to watch it because the cemetery my mom and I visited this summer where I’m related to almost everyone buried there is in the movie.  That was kind of awesome to see it and recognize it in the movie.

from Hocus Pocus 2

The church which was founded in 1643.

Anyhow, that meant I didn’t have time on Friday evening to catch and pen kids.  I am also struggling with my ankles.  My right ankle gives me a lot of pain walking in the rough barnyard, and I can’t even imagine trying to wrestle goats across the barnyard.

Shellie behind her maa, Hilda

Lady

Hopefully, it will be better for next weekend. I do have an appointment with the doctor, but that isn’t until October 10th, and I can’t wait that long to sell kids.

Updates on Health

29 Sep

Selling kids last weekend made a couple of girls decide they should get milked. Saturday morning, before I could even react, Caroline was rushing through the door and ready to go.  I am letting her come in each evening to get milked.

Sweet Caroline

Then there’s Chiffon.  She’s never been milked, but she seemed to think she should get to come in, so I decided to milk her.  I don’t think it’s what she was expecting.  But she didn’t do too badly.

Chiffon trying to figure it all out

Cutie, Sidney and LilyAnn have been doing well since they went back out to pasture.  I did manage to catch Sidney and Cutie and cut the burrs out of their beards.  That has to be more comfortable.

Cutie with a stub of a beard

Antigone and Spunky are hanging together again.  I do feel a bit bad about putting them together for just a week and then selling Spunky so soon(hopefully this weekend).  I just couldn’t help it.

Spunky and Antigone

The boys keep getting more and more stinky (hard to believe).  I do think that as long as Xerxes is in there, Benji won’t be able to get close enough to a girl to breed her through the fence.  That’s a good thing.

Frodo, Benji, Freddie, and Xerxes

I decided that I would put Cinnamon, Haley and Bambi up north since the other girls were doing fine.

Bambi and Cinnamon

Haley enjoying sweet feed

Bambi has steadily lost weight throughout the summer, and I can’t imagine she’ll be here much longer.  It’s easier for me to baby her and make sure she gets a bit extra to eat up there.

The littles are doing better.  They are really into sweet feed and are getting more energy.

Simon, Crystal and Howie (Terry is eating behind)

I decided to move them up north, so they can keep eating green stuff and get a little more exercise without having to go out on the Back Forty.

Crystal

Of course, Howie hopped right through the gate, so I had to put a panel in front so he couldn’t get out.

Howie and Cinnamon

I did also have to keep an eye on them so the old ladies didn’t pick on them, but everyone seems to be doing well now.

More Rain

18 Sep

Yesterday, right after I finished my post, I went to the garden. I don’t know what I was thinking because I had just finished canning all the tomatoes. And I ended up picking a bunch more.

Then, in the evening the rain started again, driving everyone in the barn overnight.  I was surprised to see that Miss Goose joined everyone in the barn.  They all look so happy together.

Odie, Maybeline, Cinnamon and Miss Goose

Anyhow, this morning as I was checking on everyone after the rains, I nearly walked into a spider web.

I do not know how the spider managed to build such a big web from the gate clear up into the trees between last night’s chores and this morning.

I was rather impressed.

Sadly, I did have to go in to feed the goats, so I had to remove the web.  Hopefully, the spider picks a better location next time.

Sophia and Bumble on the Quonset hut

And with the extra rain, it was too muddy to do much outside, so I started canning those tomatoes again.