Tag Archives: oopsie babies

Whose Next

22 Apr

Venus having that cute little oopsie baby has me concerned.  I had in my records that I hadn’t seen her in heat when I put her in to be bred for June babies.

Venus and Cody

I also have Purl and Margarita as not coming into heat even though I thought they should.  That means I just did some udder checks.  Margarita is definitely not kidding earlier than June.  I’m not sure she’s even having kids in June.  She might just have the year off, and I’m fine with that.

Margarita

Purl is clearly making an udder.  I guessed her due date as June 6th based on the last time I saw her in heat; however, if she got bred (through the fence) on the last time I saw her come into heat, she would be due on May 17th.  I’m not sure because she’s got quite the little udder going on.

Purl

Just for comparison, I checked Caroline.  I know she was in with Xerxes twice–Making her due May 4th or May 9th.  Her udder is just barely starting.  I mean, she’s not that far away, so I’m almost a bit concerned with her.

Caroline

It’s to the point that I’m almost happy that I know when Tansy broke in with the buck and she’s making a nice udder and I expect her to have her babies just like I expect.

Tansy

I’m not a fan of the whole randomness we’ve had this year.  And hopefully, it will be warm enough to not put them in the garage by the time we get to the first week of May.

Oh, Those Hormones

12 Dec

Well, it continues.  The girls who didn’t settle for spring break babies keep coming back into heat.  I went out to milk one morning last week (I think it was Tuesday) to find Zinnia and Wanda already out in the barnyard fighting.  I could hardly get Zinnia to quit fighting long enough to come in and get milked.

Zinnia

When I came home, she was stuck in the fence.  Wanda was butting her in the side.  I really am tired of the hormones.

Wanda

Thursday morning, when I went out to milk Zinnia, I found LilyAnn with her head stuck in the fence.  Seriously.  It’s the only time she does anything like this (Zinnia too).

LilyAnn

I took her head out of the fence, milked Zinnia, came out from milking and took LilyAnn out of the fence again and threatened that she’d be standing there all day if she put her head back in there again because I had to go to work. Thankfully, when I got home, she was not stuck in the fence!  Yay!  Then I noticed…

That’s two girls in there with the bucks.  What is up with Caroline? She broke in with the bucks a week ago.  I don’t know why she’s acting like she’s in heat again.  So heaven only knows what’s going to happen there.

Caroline

I had noticed Tansy was kind of hanging around when I was removing LilyAnn from the fence, so I knew she was coming into heat.

Tansy

I finally found they had broken the panel where I had to cut LilyAnn out three weeks ago.

After I hobbled it like I did the fence to keep Perdita from nursing.

Anyhow, I fed the goats and then I went to give food to the bucks and pulled Caroline and Tansy into the garage.  Then I led them through the soap room.  Dolly did not appreciate me bringing the two girls in there.

Dolly, Tansy, and Caroline

But I got them back where they belong.  But, it worries me a little bit.

Joy (with Pluto in love beside her)

I keep thinking about my little Joy who managed to sneak back out after getting bred the year she was a yearling.  Sigh…

Holy Hormones

8 Dec

Well, I had hoped Aphrodite and Trace would be the only two who tried for oopsie babies.

Trace

Caroline had to try it too.  She was only with Xerxes a few minutes, but I’ll know in about three weeks whether or not that was long enough (I know it was).

Caroline

That is one of the nicest things about when the girls get bred in October–not as many hormones floating around.

Athena hasn’t come back into heat.

But this year, I swear someone is constantly coming into heat.

Margarita by Xerxes

I think Joani came into heat last week.

Then the wethers fall in love too.

Pluto romancing Margarita

We’re just a huge hormonal mess around here.