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Pasture is Growing

26 May

For a while, with all the cool weather we had, I was worried about the pasture keeping up with the goats.

The goats in pasture

Finally, it is starting to get ahead of them and grow.


They do eat a lot though.

Lady would get lost in the growth on the other side of the fence where they can’t get.


They really eat a lot, but it makes them happy and healthy.

I will probably let them out on the back half of the Back Forty soon–when they start going to pasture later in the day.  Then I won’t worry (quite so much) about coyotes.

Cupid and Brigit

And it will give this front pasture a rest because I’ll shut them back on it when we go on vacation.

Copper Time

15 May

I remember last spring that the goats seemed to all get really bad with the copper even though I was giving it to them quite regularly.

Casey losing fur on his ears

Haley has bare spots on her hips from scratching and the fur coming out.

I am seeing that this year as well.  I gave everyone another round over the weekend.

Cupid’s orange spots have no orange.

Popcorn’s spots are fading.

Cinnamon needs fur on her face.

Hopefully, this will help get them caught back up.

Brigit (not showing signs, but I want to prevent that)

Even the March babies got some copper.

A Couple of Notes

6 Apr

I mentioned Aphrodite is my next girl due.  After that is Tansy.  I am pretty sure she settled, so she is due May 7th.


I’m not sure if Penelope settled or not. Honestly, I haven’t see any girls in heat recently.  I’ll have to check udders when we get a little closer to when they would be due if they settled.

Popcorn and Penelope

I’m 100% certain Ostara is a keeper.  Her sister is really nice looking too, but she’s already nowhere near as sweet as Ostara.

Brigit and Ostara

Guess who got her head stuck in the fence!  Perdita better get that figured out, or…


she will be wearing a horn apparatus.  As you can see, she didn’t figure it out.  She is such a brat.

I can’t believe how sweet Bambi is now that she’s getting peanut butter meloxicam every day.  She just comes up to see me and sticks around even if I don’t have anything for her.


I am still working my way through trimming hooves.  I’ve mad a lot of progress considering the rotten weather, but I do want to try to get all of my moms done before I get them back with the main herd.

Hera feeding Lady and Tramp

I might do that while I lead them through the garage back to the barnyard.  That might be a plan.