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Big and Little

12 Aug

Myson is a big goat–he’s actually the tallest on the farm.

Myson

Here he is with one of the littlest goats, Kate.

Kate and Myson

Moose is the biggest goat if you go by weight.  That also makes him the biggest wether.

Moose napping in pasture

Although, Blaze looks like she might be the biggest around.

Blaze

Popcorn is fully a wether now, after the vet finished removing his man parts.  He is my littlest wether right now.

Popcorn

Although, after he finishes growing up, Pluto will be my littlest again.

Pluto

As for cute, they are pretty much all a tie.

In a Routine

10 Aug

We certainly seem to have hit a routine for this late summer.

Pluto and Popcorn

After milking, I spend the rest of the day making cheese or canning.

time to grate cheese, make cheese, and put some fruit in the yogurt

onions to chop and freeze for winter’s use

salsa for my son

The goats go out to pasture pretty early and stay there until late in the evening.

Gill, Tilly, Sidney, Kate, and Edith

Dolly (and Sidney in front)

Of course, I do step out to give the chickens my left-over veggies.

My four milking does come up to get milked and go right back out.

Cutie and Ava coming up (might be Pistol behind)

I did just recently switch to only milking Cinnamon in the evening because she really doesn’t have enough to mess with, but she is my old lady.  She deserves to at least come in once a day for a while.

Cinnamon

Then it’s time to finish up chores and we all are ready to hit the roost.

peacock on the roost

After a good night’s sleep, it’s time to do it all again!

Who’s Staying

2 Aug

Every year I end up keeping a few goats.  I’m trying to let the herd get smaller, but I’m also trying to create the perfect kid, so some will be forever keepers, and some will be here for a while.  I’ve already shared the two bucks I’m using.  They will be here for a year or two.

Freddie

Tiger with his maa, Cupid (and Blaze in the background)

I also have shared that I’m keeping Onyx to help me make the perfect kid.

Onyx would not quit eating to look at me.

Of course, Popcorn is staying.  That’s why I made him a wether.

My baby, Popcorn.

Then there’s Purl.  Her naughty pain of a mother is my only Minnie descendent, so Purl stays as a backup.  She’s still sweet.

Purl running to see me.

Those are the only ones I’m really and truly planning on keeping.  Of course, sometimes my emotions take over, and someone else ends up staying.

Isn’t 2TC gorgeous?

I’m not saying that’s the case with 2TC, but she is high on my list of wishing I didn’t have to sell her.