Tag Archives: Rosie


6 Aug

My plan when I kept Freddie was to breed him to Hilda and get a buck.


My plan worked perfectly!

Hilda with newborn Frodo.

With my sweet and beautiful Rosie as a bonus.


After getting the buck I wanted, the plan was to sell him.  But I kept him as a backup to make sure Frodo grew up (you know copper and worms and all).  Now that Frodo is grown, I have no need for Freddie.

Frodo getting big and ready to breed–he got the best of Freddie and Hilda.

Honestly, I have too many bucks.

Benji is my new blood.

Xerxes–how I wish I could sell him.

But I can’t part with Freddie.  He’s my last baby from Fionn.


Freddie is a sweet, goofy boy. I might try to breed him to a couple of girls this fall, but I really have no need for him as a buck.

So, I’m going to see if I can’t get him wethered this fall and he’ll just become a pet.

Because I’m a horrible livestock farmer.

He’s Got Lift

18 Jul

I have to admit that I was a little worried about leaving Joy’s boy, Champ, because he had those lung issues from his long birth, but when I got home, he was racing around and you’d have never known he was sick.


He was even having fun playing with Rosie.

Rosie and Champ

You can see he jumped right back up on the table again.

Champ and Rosie (with Bull on top of the table)

I’m so glad he’s doing well.

Notes from the Barnyard

23 May

Tansy’s girl, Alice, was not nursing both sides.  Her udder looked painful and about to explode on one side.  I finally caught her and got that side milked out.  Now Alice is nursing both sides, and Tansy looks much more comfortable.


I have Margarita up north in case she does have her babies before I’m done working.


I am also keeping an eye on Penelope.  I asked her when she was due, and she just gave me a coy Mona Lisa smile.  So I have no idea when she’s going to kid.


It cracks me up at how Freddie and Frodo have bonded.  They are always together.  You can definitely see the father-son resemblance.

Freddie and Frodo

Chiffon looks like she could kid any second.  I will say, she had her triplets a week early last year, and it’s looking like there might be a repeat.


Astra and Perdita were snuggled together the other evening when it was cold on Saturday.  So far, Perdita hasn’t gotten stuck in the fence again.  I hope that holds.

Perdita and Astra

Rosie was trying to figure out how to reach all those maple leaves that are finally on the trees.


Bratty Flora kept her horn apparatus on for less than two days.  I hope she has learned her lesson.


I’m not holding my breath though.