Tag Archives: Peanut

Another Round of Copper

5 Jul

I did give copper to all of the goats before I left.

Copper capsule hidden in a peanut

It was not made easier by some bratty goats like Bubbles who decided to chew it up and spit it out in pasture.


It didn’t turn out quite as well as I had hoped.  When I had to shift to using the pill pusher instead of peanuts, the pusher came apart, and I “pushed” part of it down Ava’s throat with the copper capsule.  I had to call the vet, and he did say that since it was smooth, it was probably a non-issue.


I luckily had a pill pusher I could use to finish giving it to the rest of the goats.  But I’m at a loss.

I did find a replacement baller that should not be a problem.

The As-Soon-As-I’m-Vaccinated List

24 Apr

Now that I am fully vaccinated, I’ve started working on the list of things that I’ve been putting off.  First on that list was getting my hair cut.

Old picture from Feb. 28 when I had a black eye

It had been two years and four months since I had cut it.  I always wait around two years, but the last five or so months has been driving me crazy, so on my way home Tuesday, I just stopped and got it done.

I feel so much lighter!  The hair that was cut off was sent to Locks of Love.

Next up was replacing my phone.  It was really old and having some issues (for the last couple of years).

I had to work hard to figure out how to get my picture back on my phone as the background.  I love my Millie.  I’m excited to try out the camera on this one.  It should be a big improvement if I can figure it out.  That will make it easier to get blog pictures!

Millie Ann Saanen (2004 – 2015)

I made a trip to the fiber mill last weekend and picked up my cored yarn that I dropped off last summer.  I am excited to have it back!  These are the first blog pictures from the new camera.


I know they’re not very good, but they were up in the library, and I didn’t want to do the stairs to bring them down to a better light and background.


Another item on the list is to go back to taking classes at the mill.  They think it will be this summer when they begin offering classes again.  I’m excited!


Sadly, another item I had to take care of was going to the doctor to see if I could get my knee to quit hurting after hiking the front pasture so much while kidding.  I got a steroid shot, and it is starting to feel better, but there are bone spurs and arthritis in it.  So I’m taking it easy and hoping for the best. Although, it’s why you’re getting this list instead of real farm stuff.  Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll get back out there and take a lot of pictures!

Getting Caught Up

21 Feb

After two weeks of brutal cold, this weekend has seen us come back to close to normal for our temperatures. That means I can get caught up with the work I put off.

Popcorn makes me use the pill pusher

First up was getting the goats their copper.

My plan was do give it to them the first weekend in February.  Instead, it was the 20th of February.


I started bright and early Saturday morning.


I managed to get everyone on that one day.  Thank goodness.  I love the easy ones who just take it in a peanut.

Casey taking his copper in a peanut

Hera was not easy, but I caught her and managed to get it down her.


Granted, I had to wait until I was feeding grain until I could catch LilyAnn, but I got her done too.


We’re good to go for another six weeks or so.