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Pests

17 Dec

I know it’s hard to believe, but I have several pests in the barnyard.  There are five major pests.

Aurora by the door; Venus, Marge, and Chiffon

You can’t see the fifth one above, but she was right behind me.  Cupid has gotten to be quite friendly since she likes food and I’m letting her skim some sweet feed from my pitcher.

Cupid

I let the three little girls in to eat their sweet feed.  That makes three less for me to trip over.

Chiffon, Marge, and Venus

However, when I get my pitcher of feed to take up to the old ladies, I still have a couple of pests to try walking past.  I wonder why I have hoof prints on my door window.

And nose prints.  Yes, she’s steaming it up.

Sometimes there are more pests–Joy, Odie, Pluto, any of my retired milking girls, the other llama lladies…

Auror and Cupid; Odie and Maybeline behind; Pluto not visible below the window

It’s not easy to get my pitcher of feed across the barnyard to the ones I am feeding.  I have Cupid jumping on my back the moment I stop.  Aurora is walking with her neck on my back wrapping that long neck around me and putting her face in front of me to try and reach into my feed pitcher.  It makes me nervous sometimes.

I kid you not, we bumped heads one day, and I got a bruise by my eye.  I think it hurt her too because she actually left me alone after that.

Odie following too. (I think the blur in the bottom left is Cupid)

I’m not really complaining too much about my pests, though, because they are sweet.  And it’s a nice change from them running from me.  I just hope it lasts.

A Smart Little Cookie

2 Dec

I decided as the weather gets worse and Marge is still tiny, I really needed to get her to come into the milk room and eat sweet feed with Chiffon and Venus.

Marge

The first day, I snuck up on her and caught her and carried her kicking and screaming to the milk room.  She decided that was okay once she saw the other girls in there

Venus and Chiffon

and realized she got sweet feed.

Although, I would have preferred she not climb all the way into the feed tub. (We’ve moved past that, and I wasn’t going to put her in there for a picture, but she did get all four feet in there.)

I told her I’d let her in to eat more the next day if she paid attention and came when I called.  After I got the rest of the goats their corn, I looked for Marge, but I didn’t see her.

Chiffon and Venus were getting impatient, so I turned to go feed them and then I saw Marge.  She was already standing at the door waiting.

She’s one smart, little Cookie!  Get it?

Marge, Cookie, and Chiffon

Cookie. Her mom’s name is Cookie.  Bwahahahahaha  Anyhow…

I now just call and I am tripping over all three of them as we walk to the milk room.

They are ready to go in before I can even get the door open.

Venus, Chiffon, and Marge

Little sweeties.

Well Trained

18 Nov

I have two well-trained little girls.

Venus and Chiffon

Or maybe they’ve trained me.  Whenever Chiffon and Venus see me, they are ready to go into the milk room for some sweet feed.

I do let them go in to eat every afternoon because they were both so sick with the copper deficiency.  Being a bottle kid, Venus is a sweetie.

Chiffon is getting a lot calmer; although, she still doesn’t want me to touch her if she’s not in the milk room eating.  You can tell she’s not at all thin anymore.  That’s a good thing.  I like my goats on the fluffy side.

I’ve suggested she invite her twin sister Marge in to eat too.

Marge

Because if I talk to Marge, I get the goat-stare-of-death, and she quickly walks away.

Maybe she knows that she’s still on my list to be sold.