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They’re Still Here

15 Sep

I think the last month or so of craziness is catching up with me, as well as going to back to work after six months.  I’m still trying to reclaim my house from weeks of gravel dust and the funk of no dehumidifier running in the basement.  I’m thinking I need a dumpster to completely empty the basement out (walls included) and start over.

Hard to tell how bad it is, but you can see on the cribbage board where I wiped my finger across it.

My allergies are killing me. Anyhow…

Festus, Ares, and Octavius

Top that off with the rainy weather, and I didn’t catch the little bucks.

Seven and Archie

Since I didn’t catch the boys, I decided to heck with taking just the girls.

Flora, Fannie, Six, and Cher

So, yeah, they’re all still here.  They are still on the big pasture.

Hera, Ares, Festus, Dolly, Octavius, Gill (behind: Stitch and Popcorn)

But I will get them moved away from the girls.  Really, I will.

The Plan

10 Sep

I swear my plans always seem to go awry.  I planned to have all the March/April kids sold by now, but there were storms and power outages, and injuries and holidays.  I need to sell the rest of the kids.


Partly because of the copper issues.  I hate selling kids with icky looking tails because people assume they are wormy.  They aren’t.  They just need a better diet because they are too wild for me to easily catch and give a copper capsule.


They are at risk of becoming seriously ill. I hate getting into the cycle of low copper and worms and having it spiral out of control.  It breaks my heart, but I couldn’t save Avril.  I lost her on Tuesday.

Avril right before she crashed with polio because I over-estimated her weight

It just becomes a nightmare trying to coordinate dates and help for loading out and such, but I’m planning on selling the next round this weekend.  I really have to get rid of the boys because of the risk of oopsie babies.  I don’t want another free-for-all kidding season.


It won’t be long until I have to do something with those last little boys too–Seven, Octavius, and Archie.

Octavius in front of maa, Margarita

And nothing better interfere with my plans this time!

Taking Inventory

9 Sep

Nobody’s had their head stuck out in pasture since Tiger did the day I hurt my eye.


I still take inventory of all the little ones each evening to make sure.


Ruby and Onyx


Then I still make sure to find Penelope.  Although, she hasn’t gotten stuck in probably six weeks.  Hopefully, she’s done with that.


Then there’s the ones who have been weaned.  I finally put horn apparatuses on them.  Well, Fannie had hers, but I had to replace Six’s and add one to Cher and Milo.

Six, Fannie, and Cher

But Cher has already lost hers.  Sigh.  Hopefully, she continues to not get stuck.