Tag Archives: Sidney

More of Who’s Due

21 Feb

Annie is due over spring break.

Hopefully Antigone settled for June.

Aphrodite will hopefully give me June babies. Moose is just fat. ūüėČ

Astra is due on April 1st.

Ava is also giving me spring break babies–probably my last Fionn babies.

Cutie is due over spring break.

I think Daisy settled for the first week of April.

Sidney (and her triplet sister LilyAnn) seems to have settled for the first week of April.

Victoria, the oldest one I purposely bred, is due over spring break.

Margarita managed to get herself bred for the last part of May.

Winter’s Back

13 Feb

After some mostly decent weather for a while which let me get everyone where I needed them for spring break kidding, Mother Nature decided to send another blast of winter our way. ¬†(Sorry for the poor quality cell phone pictures, but I wasn’t taking my big girl camera out).

This is really hard on the animals. ¬†They just don’t have time to adjust with those sudden changes. ¬†That means I had to do more moving goats around!

Maisie’s ear and Uno ¬†(Maisie was trying to eat the phone. Bored Maisie is dangerous.)

Uno is back in the buck room. ¬†Since it’s just him and his mom, I could shut the outside door. ¬†The little stinker is still shivering under the heat lamp, but he’s going to make it through the cold snap.

Uno and Maisie

Luckily, Maisie wasn’t too bad to lead through the garage. ¬†I still have Wanda in there. ¬†She’s pretty much unaffected by this cold snap.

Wanda

I’m still waiting on Blaze to have babies, and I’m kind of getting tired of the 2:00 am checks. ¬†Maybe she’ll have them on Valentine’s day!

Blaze

I left my old ladies huddled in the greenhouse with the door mostly shut.

Harley

Maggie is the one I am most worried about.  She is still so thin and run down.

Maggie with Margarita sleeping under the heat lamp.

Since the Love Shack was empty, I threw Dolly in there with Pluto.

Dolly (sorry, no treats) and Pluto

I also put Astra in there because she is one who tends to just hunker down on a pile of hay outside because she’s so far down on the pecking order. ¬†Don’t get me wrong, she will go in, but this way she won’t have to worry about sneaking in and staying in throughout the day. ¬†I also put Moira and Venus in because they don’t have moms to snuggle beside.

Astra

Fionn and Xerxes will snuggle in together.

Xerxes (ready to run if I get too close) and Fionn

In the main barn everyone has extra hay to snuggle down in and nibble on while it’s this cold.

Bambi and Daisy

Sidney

For some reason, Chiffon and Marge left the greenhouse, but they seem to be doing fine. ¬†I’ll keep checking on them.

Marge and Chiffon

So far, everyone is hanging in.

Alcatraz

11 Nov

I know I shared that Zeus was being naughty. ¬†He managed to jump the fence and probably bred Bambi and Harley. If I can catch them, they will get a shot. ¬†I’m not sure I’ll be able to catch and give Bambi a shot. ¬†She’ll be okay if I can’t catch her.

Bambi

Harley has to have a shot because she’s now struggling with white line disease that has exacerbated her back injury. ¬†She will get a shot.

Harley

Well, I fixed the fence where I thought he hopped over, and I figured we were all good.  Then I found him out with the girls again.  That day Stormy was in heat.

Stormy

Coral was in heat.  They are both in the category of having to have a shot because it would kill them to have kids too.

Coral

Then I got to thinking about it, and Dolly had been in heat the day before (I had just given her and Coral shots to make sure they hadn’t been bred before). ¬†That’s too close for comfort, so she’ll get another shot.

Dolly

Then I noticed that both Caroline and Hera were in heat.  I assume he bred both of them.

Hera

That also annoyed me because they were supposed to be with Anubis. ¬†Well, I guess that’s not going to happen now.

Caroline

I also think he managed to breed Daisy this time too.

Daisy

I caught Zeus and put him with the two little boys up north. That fence is a little better, and I had no idea where he got over, through or under this time. ¬†Anyhow, that seemed to work. ¬†For a little while. ¬†Then I came home from work on Friday, and he was out again. ¬†I was not happy. ¬†This time, I’m pretty sure he bred Cupid and Sidney. ¬†LilyAnn was in heat the day before, so she’s a question mark.

Cupid

Sidney

I put him back up north because I didn’t know what else to do with him. ¬†I had to shut the girls in where I could catch them and sell them in the morning. ¬†As soon as they were gone, I could shut him in there. ¬†But before we got the girls loaded out, he jumped out and joined everyone out in pasture again.

Maggie (back), Cupid, Hera (lying), Marge, Bonnie, and Zeus

Seriously, dude?  I already threatened to sell him the night before.

Zeus and Annie

Now I have Cinnamon probably bred and Bonnie will get a shot.

Cinnamon

When they came up, I put him in the greenhouse. ¬†I had to reinforce all of my panels because he was freaking out. ¬†He was trying to climb and push and was highly upset that he couldn’t get out.

Zeus and Bonnie

Then I tried feeding everyone, and he was out eating with them.  How?????

Zeus

There was a two foot section above the gate. ¬†I’m guessing that’s where he came through. ¬†I put a panel across there.

Why? Why did you lock me up?  I want out. Let me out!  Now!

Sadly, if I can’t keep him in here, I will really have to sell him next weekend because I cannot keep giving these old ladies shots to keep them from having kids. ¬†Hopefully, I’ve managed to make the greenhouse as escape proof as Alcatraz.

I’m also not happy with having kids for a month while I’m working.