Tag Archives: Reva

It’s That Time

13 Oct

Today, as you are reading this post, I should be giving girls shots to bring them into heat and sorting them and the bucks into their proper breeding groups.

Astra is looking good.

Over the weekend, I decided to put Frodo in with his sister because she was not happy by herself.  She did immediately perk up and start nibbling.  That was a good thing.

Rosie and Frodo

While I was at it, I caught Lemuel and put him in there too.  After all, that’s why I had prepped the pen so it could hold goats again.  I needed the two boys in there for this week.

Lemuel

Anyhow, some of the girls are messing with my plans.  Sidney and LilyAnn were both in heat over the weekend, so they won’t come back into heat so soon even with a shot. They will be June mamas or not at all this year.

Xerxes and LilyAnn

And as of prepping this post over the weekend, I still haven’t decided what to do with a couple of girls.  Bubbles is on the edge for weight and Onyx is just so little.  She seems to have inherited her grandmaa Coffee’s mini-genes.

Onyx

Of course, my old ladies and skinny Tansy were easy to know.

Reva

I just don’t know what to do with her.  I’ll update you as soon as I get everything decided and done.

The End of Summer

19 Sep

I think I do a post every year complaining about the end of summer.  It’s the time when pasture quality is low (although that’s been an all summer issue), worms are a real threat, my moms are run down from raising babies,

Hilda feeding Frodo and Rosie

and I’m in a race to get kids grown up enough to sell without them getting wormy, and wondering if I should give copper or not.  It’s my least favorite time of year, every year.

Tansy with her daughter, Sunshine

This year is no exception.  Lemuel picked up worms.  He was wormed and given copper.  I think he’s doing a little better.  I’ll keep a close eye on him.

Lemuel

I have a couple of girls who are thin.  I have no idea why Reva looks so bad.

Reva

Gidget also had a bit of diarrhea and is thin.

Gidget

With the girls not doing as well, I decided I need to get them back on grain.

It took all of about two days for them to figure out to be up here waiting for me when I get home from work.

Cinnamon (right) and her daughter, Athena, searching for spilled corn

Smarty pantses.

A New Month

1 Sep

I can’t believe how quickly time flies.

Pluto

Popcorn

Cupid and Pongo

The kids are getting big.

Thunder and Glover

Pinta (a spring break girl) and Jack (a June boy)

Tansy born last year with her girl, Sunshine

The big goats are growing old.

Dolly and Cinnamon

Reva will be retiring this year

Time keeps marching on.