Tag Archives: Myson

Trying to Trim Hooves

30 Nov

With all the mud in the barnyard, it makes hoof care really difficult.  They need attention because the hooves are soft and growing, and the white line disease is bad.  With the mud, it allows the mud to get packed up between the hoof wall and the frog.  That means painful feet.  Unfortuantely, it’s really hard to trim feet when they are wet and slick with mud.  It generally means someone gets hurt (usually me) when the hoof shears slip.

Cutie

Still, it has to be done, so I’ve been trying to get them taken care of.  Myson just had his feet trimmed.

Myson

I actually did quite a few last weekend when the weather was nice and it was just a little muddy, not like when I took the pictures yesterday.

Ava was easy to do since she’s one of my milking girls.  I just let her into the milk room.  Wanda was limping, so I made sure to get her done.  Her feet were actually pretty good.  She just had mud stuck up between the toes, so I got that cleaned out for her.

Wanda and Ava

Cinnamon and Litha were similar.

Cinnamon

Reva is another story. I tied her in the barn and it wasn’t even muddy.

Reva (and mom, Litha behind her)

I got her front foot done while wrestling with her because she was being a brat. Then I went to the back foot, and just as I snipped, she kicked.  This time, she’s the one who got hurt.  I think I’d rather it be me that gets cut.  Anyhow,  I bandaged her foot, but the mud and wet weather isn’t letting it heal.  If it still bleeds next time I take the bandage off, she’ll get a sock and plastic boot added to the dressing.

I told her to stand still, but she didn’t believe me.

In the Pasture

23 Nov

It was nice to be home on the weekend without horrible cold, rain, or snow.  I decided to go for a short walk in pasture.  Of course, it was really short because the goats were right there on the front hill.

Myson, Cookie, and Marge

Maisie and the herd

They are happy to be able to go back out to pasture to eat again.

Moira

Cupid

Annie and Penelope

I’m glad not to have to feed them hay again.

Clover

Margarita

The llamas were right out there on the front hill too.

Aurora, Odie, and Maybeline

They spend so much time in pasture and it’s dark so early that I hardly get to see them right now.

Aurora

Odie

I miss the long days when I get to do these kinds of walks after work.

The Boys

22 Nov

My boys are such sweet guys–the bucks and the wethers.

Moose

Anubis

Pluto

Fionn

Casey

Zeus: “What? There’s a fence between us. I’m being good.”

Myson

Well, except for Xerxes.

Xerxes

At least he’s handsome.