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Selling More Kids

10 Nov

We had a pretty nice day on Saturday.  Actually, it was really nice!

It’s not looking good for many more of those, so I enlisted the help of my nephew, and we tagged and loaded out eight of the girls.

Socks, Poki, Snow White, Angela, Daliah, Button, Penny and Venus

Penny was in there when I shut the girls in along with Moira and Venus, but they didn’t get sold.

Wendy, Moira, Penny, Button, Tink, Daliah, Venus, Angela, Socks, Poki, Snow White

I only have three March kids left on the farm, and they are all staying: Moira, Bubbles, and Penelope.

Bubbles (Maa Mary behind)

I still have a few June kids here too.  I will try to sell the two boys next weekend.  Then I have to decide who (if any) of the girls I’m keeping.

Ringo

I still adore Joy and want to keep her, but she’s not making it easy.

Zinnia and Joy

I also like Chiffon, but she’s another snooty little girl.

Chiffon

I do think I’ll keep Venus.

Venus

Although, I always reserve the right to change my mind.

The Morning After

27 Oct

Whenever I move goats around the morning after is a bit scary when I go out to see if everyone is where I put them.  It didn’t take me long to get my answer.  When Zinnia came to get milked, she had her little Joy with her.  Surprisingly, Joy wasn’t nursing, so I got my milk!  I also let her come in with her mom, so it might help her keep calming down.  You can’t say I haven’t tried with this one.

Joy and Zinnia

All the little bucks were still shut in.

Chiffon was back snuggled up with Cookie and her twin sister, Marge.

Marge, Chiffon, and Cookie

It looked like Wendy had quit picking on Tink (for now).

Tink, Wendy, and Joani

Then I saw that Socks was back with her maa, Bonnie.

Socks and Bonnie

It was interesting to see that Bonnie’s twin sister, Blaze, has been letting Socks hang with her since Bonnie was up north.  Goats are really amazing with family (sometimes).

Blaze in front; Bonnie and Socks in back

Penny was being nice to let Venus stay with her.  I’m glad since she just lost her maa, Vinnie, and is still recovering.  She and Vulcan had also never been out in the big pasture.

Penny and Venus

In the afternoon, though, I noticed both of my little boys I had shut in the greenhouse had escaped.

Ringo looking for his maa

Dang little bucks.

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.