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Breakfast!

14 Feb

Breakfast is a very important meal, and I want to make sure Tony has plenty to eat all day long, so I check his food in the morning.  It looks like he helped himself to the second pad of alfalfa hay.  That’s fine.  He can eat all he wants!

Of course, my two little boys do not seem to think it’s fair that I put that rich alfalfa on top of the shelves.

Anubis and Pluto

They also think it’s not fair that they can see the bale and they cannot reach the bale.

What’s Pluto watching? His more resourceful brother going after the alfalfa.

Silly buck.

“What? You were starving me!”

I also had to wire Tony’s pan for llama feed to the panel so Anubis didn’t knock it down.

Anubis really thinks that isn’t fair.

It’s tough being a companion goat to a recovering llama.

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In the Garage

11 Feb

With the goats getting moved out of the garage, that means Tony didn’t have any company.  You’ll notice the hay on his face. That’s a good sign that he was eating!

Tony

Welll, I did move the hen back into the garage because her leg was getting wonky again.  I think it’s arthritis because she seems to improve almost as soon as she gets in the garage where it’s warmer.

Mama Phoenix

She seems happy with the arrangement.

Anyhow, llamas are herd animals, and they do not tolerate being alone very well.  I want to keep Tony as unstressd as possible. That means I brought over some company.

Anubis

Anubis wasn’t too sure about being in there by himself.  By the time I had carried Pluto over, he was yelling for his company.

Pluto and Anubis

They both thought they should get to go back to the Love Shack, but I think they should stay with Tony.  I was kind of impressed they could both get their heads through one hole.

If nothing else, they will provide him with entertainment to watch.

That is if Anubis doesn’t get too rowdy.

Although Pluto was more interested in eating than playing.

Hopefully, they’ll settle in and be good company.  I also was hoping for the benefit of giving Tony dinner companions.

Tony

That seems to be working!

Anubis and Pluto in front (Tony behind)

Check it out on video HERE.

Done Breeding

4 Feb

I had my bucks and does together a bit longer than I planned, but everyone is back where they belong now.

Xerxes, Fionn and Zeus

Because of our February thaw, it wasn’t too hard to get my gate open to let Fionn back on the front pasture/buck room.

Fionn (with Zeus behind)

I just had to do a little scooping of the snow along the fence.  Then I managed to get it picked up from the already thawing ground.  Cookie left the front pasture and came through the gate too, but I had to chase and catch Zinnia a couple of times and then drag her through the garage to get her back with the main herd.

Aurora

Zeus is a bit unsure of being back with the big boys.  He actually liked being the king of the greenhouse.  Xerxes says he’d never hurt some little buck.  He’s a nice guy.

Xerxes

The girls Zeus had with him were happy to be back with the rest of the herd.

LilyAnn

I got all of my old ladies back up north.  Thankfully, they were fairly cooperative (except Cupid).  Harley even walked and didn’t make me drag her!  They did also appreciate all the paths I shoveled through the snow drifts.  At least it’s back down to bare ground when it freezes (tonight).

Harley, Cupid, and Lily

With moving the old ladies, that means Tony is back to being by himself in the garage.

Tony

Well, he still had the hen’s company for a day, but she was doing much better.  She was walking well, and I gave her a toenail trim, so she got to go back to the rest of the flock.

Ms. Phoenix

The last goats I have to split up are Hera and the two little boys.  I kind of hurt both of my knees (in a completely graceless move while taking Zeus back to the buck pen), so they get to stay together for a couple more days.

Anubis, Hera, and Pluto

When I do split them up, I think I’ll put the little bucks with Tony for company.