Tag Archives: Pistol

Retired and Weaned

15 Oct

I have four girls retiring this year.  Obviously, Harley is not getting anywhere near a buck since she’s lucky to be alive after last year’s pregnancy with a back injury.

Harley (Pluto and Anubis in the back)

Dolly is also retiring.  She was ten when she had her kids in June, and that’s the oldest I’ve ever had kid.  If it weren’t for the copper, she could probably do it fine, but I’m not taking any chances.

Dolly

Cookie is also retiring since she really struggled with the anemia this year.  She also has really sagging stomach muscles, so it’s time.

Cookie

Then there’s Pistol.  She better stay retired this time.  No more oopsie babies.  I don’t care how cute they are!

Pistol

With moving the girls in with the bucks, that means I also had to wean a couple of my March girls.  Athena is actually being a big baby about it.

Athena

I’m glad to be getting all of Cinnamon’s milk for a change!  I also weaned Aphrodite.

Aphrodite

She took it much better than Athena.

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Greedy Girls

28 Sep

I’ve been trying to let Dolly and Pistol in to eat in the evenings when I get done milking.  For some reason, Lily showed up the other day and announced that she wanted in also.  So I let them all three in.

Pistol, Lily, and Dolly

That’s three generations of greedy girls:  Lily and her daughter Dolly and her daughter Pistol.

The fourth generation, Clover, thought she should get to come in too, but I’d just finished milking her.  Besides, I’m not sure a fourth one would fit in there.

Penned!

20 Jul

Before today’s post:  If you saw the news of Iowa’s tornado outbreak yesterday, I just want to share that, while Marshalltown is where I teach, none of the severe weather impacted the farm here.  All of the animals and I are safe.

I have Harley and her four three and a spare up north yet.  And you’ll never see good pictures of those four kids because they swarm me looking for a bottle every time I come in there.  It’s starting to be a challenge to feed the four of them at the same time.

Eve, Enkidu, Horus, Gilgamesh and Harley

I finally caught Antigone and threw her up there with Harley too.  I swear that girl is going to give me gray hair.

Antigone

She gets in with the bucks, and then she can’t get out, but she still won’t let me touch her after the whole horn incident.  Now she’s weaned and not happy, and Pistol isn’t happy either, but I can’t catch the little snot.  She’s making it hard for me to be able to keep her.  I really want not to have goats that I can’t work with.

Antigone and Pistol

I also have Gidget shut in the Love Shack because she must have stepped on something.  Anyhow, she had a cut on her foot and was hobbling on three feet.

Gidget

She also had two kids as big as her still trying to nurse.  They are not happy to be getting weaned.

Gidget, Zeus and Hera (without her horn apparatus)

It was really a sympathy lock up.

Although she’s not happy either.  She looks so weird in the picture because she stuck her head through the fence and then decided to pee.  I don’t get it.  And she was not stuck.  She did remove her own head from the panel.

Luckily, her foot is doing better.  I think she’ll get to be released from the Love Shack tomorrow.

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