Tag Archives: Sam

The Making of an Oopsie Baby

12 Nov

It’s been one of those falls that make me want to pull my hair out and wonder why I do this.  I had wormy June babies, and it was all the boys.  I wormed them, and we’re past it, but it meant I couldn’t sell them until after the withdrawal date for the wormer.  Then the weather has been cold on the weekends, Margarita was taking my time, and, and and…

Fionn, Sam, Sidney, and Colt

Well, now Sidney came into heat and got bred.  I will actually end up giving her and all the little girls a shot so they don’t settle because some are too young, and I’m not having first time moms kid while I’m still working.  Those boys have to go next weekend.  No matter what.

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Holy Crazy Hormones

14 Oct

This past week was the time for me to give my girls shots to bring them into heat and mix them with the boys.  The hormones here are a bit crazy.  The girls are swarming around the bucks.

Sam is happy.

Fionn is happy.

Xerxes–not so much.

He lost his girls and ripped his ear.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time hobbling the pen around the greenhouse back together.

I did at least put Cutie back in with him for company, but I let Ava stay out.  If everyone settles, I think we’ll have sixteen girls due to have babies on the week of spring break.

Edit:  I just came back in from the barnyard.  Make that seventeen for spring break babies if they all settle.

Problems with the Bird Pen

25 Sep

My outside space for the birds is pretty big.  It gives them room to get outside and still be safe from predators.  For the most part.  I have to shut them in the building at night because the raccoons were finding ways to sneak in.

I give them treats from the garden.

They do just fine in there.

Now, some buck is in big trouble.

Sam Goodberry

He’s used his horns to destroy part of the pen.  It’s been there for probably close to fifteen years, and one summer with Sam is all it could take.

I highlighted the wires so you can see what’s left.  Or rather the big holes.

Really, this is why we can’t have nice things.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.