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Aurora

14 May

It’s been a while since I shared an update on Aurora.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  She looks good.

Aurora

She’s gaining weight.

She’s running around in pasture.

She still enjoys hanging with Lily, but I think she’d prefer to join the rest of the llamas.

Aurora and Lily

I’ll try to make that happen next weekend, and see if I can get the halter off of her too.

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A Test Run

12 May

I’ve ordered copper capsules for the goats, and they are scheduled to arrive on Monday.  This weekend, I’m trying to figure out my delivery method.  Today the test medium was marshmallows. Clover was happy to try it.

Clover

Then she got this “OMG! What are you feeding me” look, and it ended up on the ground.

Fionn checked it out.

Fionn

I’m not sure that is a compliment.

His ended up on the ground too, but Xerxes loved it!

Xerexes

Bambi thought they were delicious.  She kept following me to see if she could eat anyone else’s if they didn’t want it.

Bambi

Maggie was about the same.

Maggie

Dolly would take them, and then throw them on the ground.  It was starting to look like the Easter bunny hopped through leaving marshmallow pellets as he went.  Later, I caught Maggie going around and picking them up.  No five-second rule in our barnyard!

Dolly with Diana looking at her

At lot of goats wouldn’t even try it.  You can see on Lily some of the signs of the copper deficiency–the light coloring around her eyes and lack of hair on her nose.

Lily

Tomorrow, I will try dates.  I think I might end up with about ten goats that I could feed them anything, and everyone else is going to be difficult.

Freedom!

26 Apr

When I came home from work yesterday I saw a beautiful sight!

The tree had been removed from my fence.  It still looks pretty beat up, and I’m sure young energetic kids can go over the tree to the other side, but I’m also thrilled to have this progress.

It means I can let my old ladies and Aurora out.  I’m pretty sure they are not going to have the energy or good joints to make it out.  I just opened the panel at the edge of the garage, and it was not long before they figured it out.

Aurora

The goats were quick to come out and stopped at the first sight of green.

Pistol and Antigone, (Ares and Stormy on the other side), Lily, and Vinnie

Antigone thought it was a whole new world out there.

Antigone

That got the fat wethers all in an uproar.  It’s not like they get to go to the Back Forty every day.

Moose and Myson

Aurora followed at a more elegant pace.

She took some time to explore.


Is it me, or does she look happy to be given more space?


I was happy to see she went back to eat hay.  She’s been shut in a small space for several months.  She needs to get back out there slowly.

I am very grateful to finally be able to let her out though.