Tag Archives: Maggie

A Hard Winter

19 Dec

A hard winter is hard on the old goats.  I will say that I have several girls I’m watching closely.  They seem to be shrinking into old age.  Maggie used to be a big goat, but she is losing mass.  I can’t believe Margarita doesn’t even look tiny next to her anymore.

Margarita and Maggie

Pistol has suddenly started showing her age.  So far she’s doing well.

Pistol

Betty Lou is my oldest goat.  She’s also really struggled with me getting enough copper in her.  She is supposed to have brown on her face, and it’s pretty much gone.  I’m not sure I can get enough in her to help.  She spends most of her time inside.  I need to find her a coat.

Betty Lou

Cookie is another one who seems to have really struggled with the copper.  She recently had diarrhea, but she’s improving.

Marge and Cookie

Hopefully, she can recover like Fionn.  You’d never know he was close to death this summer.  I think he should make it through the winter.

Fionn

If our winter continues like it has started, I’m afraid it will be hard for some of these old ladies to make it through the winter.

Moms and Kids

16 Dec

I talk a lot about the amazing bonds the goats have with their family members.  When the kids grow up, they stay close to their moms and siblings.

Maggie and Margarita

Even when I have to separate them for a while to wean them, they get back together with their family groups quickly.

Mary and Bubbles

Marge and Cookie

That’s why it amazes me that Astra will have nothing to do with Moira.

Astra

I figured when Moira came back out with the herd, it might take a little bit, but they would form that family bond again.

Moira

Moira wants to be with her maa, but Astra has nothing to do with her.  I don’t know why she won’t.  It makes me sad.

A Few Leftovers

5 Dec

I’m getting desperate to do blog posts this week with the lack of opportunities to take pictures, but luckily I have a few leftovers.  This is a three-generation picture:  Gidget, Hera, and Blaze.

Cupid is actually deciding to be nice to me.

Cupid

Especially if she thinks she’ll get a bite of sweet feed.

Venus, Chiffon, Cupid, and Marge

Annie was using the broken board to scratch her nose.

Reva sporting her silver shoe and making me feel guilty.

Reva

Here’s Margarita and Maggie.  I know I’ve shared a similar photo, but these two are just so pretty.

I was wrong about Caroline being in heat.  She just came back into heat last weekend, so she’s not going to have an oopsie baby during second spring break.

Caroline

I’m not sure if that is good or bad.  If I’m having a second spring break, I guess I’d rather have a bunch because the kids and moms do better when they are born earlier.