Tag Archives: Leo

That Time of Year

24 Nov

We’ve reached the time of year with short days and no time to do anything but work and chores.  That means I struggle with blog posts.

Noelle

That means more indoor posts, like cats.  Although they are pretty boring too most days.

Snickers

After all, they are cats.  They seem to spend most of their time sleeping and washing.

Rocky

Bob was evidently taking a nap when I sat down to eat.  You can just see him deciding whether or not it’s worth the effort to get out of the box.  For the record, it wasn’t.  He just went back to his nap.

Bob Cat

Leo and Sky were helping me turn the page in the book I was reading.

Leo and Sky

They’re both quite helpful that way.

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This and That

18 Nov

Just some extra pictures from the last week or so.

Stormy

Buster (with Fionn in the background)

Sky’s favorite toy is still his Jolly Ball.  Best toy ever!  And, yes, I almost got hit by the ball and run over by the dog.

Sky

These two girls are still cranky whenever they see Tony.  I am almost afraid to hope they are bred though, and it’s still a really long time before they would be due.

Odie and Maybeline

I think I shared that I couldn’t touch Hera anymore after I caught her and put the horn apparatus back on her.  She finally got to where I could pet her again, and then I had to catch her and give her a dose of copper.  You guessed it.  I can’t touch her again.  I am certainly planning on locking her in with a buck in a small space so I can get her back to being friendly.

Hera

Clover and Wanda

Leo is doing well.  We thought he might have diabetes last spring, but he is actually doing quite well now.  I’m thrilled and amazed since he’s pushing eighteen.

Leo

I am very happy to report that we haven’t had any coyote attacks out in pasture.  The goats are out there almost as soon as the sun comes up, but everyone has stayed safe.  I’m going to credit the fence away from the woodlot.

The good news about Zinnia not being bred is that I can keep milking her all the way until the first of May if she stays in milk.  I’m not sure she will, but I can try.

Zinnia

A woodpecker climbing up the maple tree–even if I just get to see their back side, I enjoy them.  The red-bellied woodpeckers are my favorites.

I told you I was going to take lots of pictures on the weekends to make sure I could blog through the week.

Special Needs

26 May

I tell ya, all these critters with their special needs are killing me. I still have Harley shut in.  I do think she’s getting stronger.  This leaves me a little more optimistic for her prognosis once we get babies safely here.  Yes.  She’s half naked from the copper deficiency damaging her fur and then pouring for lice making it worse.  Poor girl.

Harley

I just wish she would quit standing up on the fence.  It really makes me nervous. I mean really, really nervous.

When I was carrying Harley’s hay to her, Aurora saw it, and she seemed to think she’d like to just stand around and eat.  That would be good to help her gain weight, so I let her in to eat with Harley.

I just couldn’t leave her in there because it’s too small, and I also have goat minerals in there for Harley.  I even checked with the Iowa State vet that saw her before.  Nope.  Aurora can’t have that.  It has too much copper, and it could become toxic to any of the llamas.  That means I have tried to get a place where the goats can go in and eat the minerals and the llamas can’t.

Ava

I didn’t have the opening quite small enough, so I had to wrestle Buster to get him out.  I swear the farm is currently a combination of musical chairs food pans and keep away.

I did have Aurora want hay another day or so later, and she went up north and came back out when she was done eating.  I am going to try to get some llama feed to try and let her eat when she’s up there.  That should help her gain weight too.

I have to have the minerals because the remaining March/April kids are still at risk of suffering the neurological damage from being born with low copper levels.  I’m trying to encourage them to eat.  I swear I can’t figure out all these special things.

Zeus

Then I still have Snickers on his special diet.  I either feed him canned food or egg every day.

It’s been getting harder for Leo to get up on the table to eat his food, so I’ve also set out another bowl where the dog won’t get it, but it’s easier for Leo to get to.

Leo

I also had my little phoenix hen injure her leg, so I have her shut in a pen to heal.  She really is improving.

I’m guessing the injury might have something to do with how big Nugget has grown.

Nugget

Oh.  And I can’t forget to give Harley her meds on a peanut butter cracker.  They are keeping me on my toes!

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