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Betty Moved

4 Dec

Betty Lou is my oldest goat.  She’s been getting meds to help her joints, and she’s one that I am constantly thinking needs copper.  She’s lost all of her face color again, so I’ve ordered more copper, and we’ll be starting the next round of copper capsules.  I decided to  move her up with the other old ladies.

Betty Lou

Bonnie has no problem with her joints.  I just need to get more copper in her, and she might go back with the rest of the herd.  We’ll see.  Harley’s back is still giving her a bit of trouble now, but she is doing better than she was.


Penny also does really well as long as she gets the meds for her arthritis and isn’t trapsing all through the Back Forty.


I’d like to put all of these girls in the greenhouse because it’s insulated and would be warmer for them.  It’s also a little smaller space so they aren’t running around quite so much.  At least, that would be good for Harley and Penny.  Unfortunately, the greenhouse is the only place I can keep Zeus shut in.


I had planned on keeping him until next summer, when everyone is looking for a new buck, but I don’t know if I can keep him that long the way he’s behaving.

The Old Ladies

19 Nov

My old ladies are glad that our weather is warmer again.  I still have three of them shut up north.  Bonnie probably needs copper again already.  I just get so nervous.  I’m afraid that I’m going to overdose them.  But she is still showing signs of deficiency even with being shut up there and getting sweet feed every day.


Harley had her shot to make sure she didn’t get bred when Zeus was out.  She is still improving again after the white line disease aggravated her back.

Penny and Harley

Cupid misses Harley, but I just don’t have a big enough space for extra girls up there.

Cupid (with Harley in the back)

I’m afriad I might have to put Betty Lou up there too.  She’s another candidate for another copper capsule, and she is my oldest girl.

Betty Lou

Penny is doing well.  She does have some arthritis that bothers, but she’s pretty good up  here where nobody will pick on her.


She was always such a dominant girl that everyone still wants to fight with her even though she has no desire to fight.


8 Oct

Vinnie is half of the Pistol and Vinnie twins that Dolly had on March 14, 2010.  Her real name is Vinegar.  It fit her perfectly, and I occasionally had to drag out her full name when she was naughty.

Dolly with Vinnie (back) and Pistol)

Vinnie stayed on the farm because I could not catch her to sell her.  Really.  She has kept that obstinate streak for her entire life.

Top: With her first kid, Victoria; Bottom right: fighting with Maggie

This year’s kidding and the copper and her age and bad weather was finally too much.  We said good-bye to her on October 7th, 2019.

Vinnie and Vulcan

Even though she was a crank, she made me laugh.  She’s the one who got stuck between boards when her pregnant belly got too big, and we had to cut her out.

She’s the one who wore the magic buffalo coat and made everyone run from her.  She always did want to move south to warmer climates.

I will miss her.