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That Leaves Maisie

16 Jan

That leaves Maisie with poor Pistol and Antigone.

Pistol and Antigone

Maisie might have accepted Tony and let her kid snuggle next to a llama. Yeah, that’s where I usually find the kid.

Maisie, Uno, and Tony

Or Uno likes to use Tony as a jungle gym.

But that doesn’t mean Maisie isn’t going to chase the other goats away from her precious baby.

They were going to step into my half of the garage. And they are both my half.  No way!

She really needs to chill, but she’s not going to.  I walked in once to find that Pistol and Antigone were trying to hide from her.  Of course, Antigone noticed the pan of llama food once she was up there. Yes, she has one foot on the bag of potting soil, one foot on the lawn mower handle, one foot on the panel, and one foot on the llama food pan.

Antigone and Pistol

I even tried putting the coat on Uno and putting them in the buck room, but Uno was shivering right away.  I’d still have problems with Maisie picking on Hilda, but I’d also have to worry about Xerxes picking on the kid.  I decided to close my panel and just shut her in with the llama.  If her kid couldn’t get through, maybe she’d stay with him.

That didn’t work.  I added more junk along the panels (to the point I can’t get through). Before.

Yes, Maisie is glaring at Antigone trying to figure out how to kill her while I’m standing there to protect her.

After

It worked.  For about two days.  Then yesterday Maisie (and Uno) were on the wrong side again.  Seriously, Pistol and Antigone just want to be able to take a nap without the fear of being killed by Maisie.

I think they had about five minutes of peace that first full day.

Pistol

You’d think it wouldn’t be too much to ask, but Maisie just can’t refrain from killing someone.  She’d be this problem anywhere I put her.  She’s lucky she’s a good mom and I like her kid.

Look Who’s Eating!

7 Jan

I have been really worried about Tony.  He just hadn’t been eating well.

On Saturday, that seemed to change.

He was really chowing down on the hay!

Don’t ge me wrong, he’s still staring out the window at the girls a lot, but he’s eating too.

watching Odie

I hope that continues.  Hopefully, he’ll also start eating more of the llama feed too.

Uno

5 Jan

We have started with our kidding for 2020.  Only four days into the new year, Maisie had our first oopsie baby.

Obviously, she cannot spell.  Goats are cold weather breeders.  The adage around these parts is that goats won’t settle in a month that doesn’t have an “r” in it, meaning they breed September through April.  Having a baby on January 4th means she settled around August 5th.  Note.  There is no “r” in August.

This is one huge baby.  One baby.  Our first oopsie baby.  So, meet Uno.

Uncle Tony is checking him out.

This kid is huge!  I really did not think I was going to get him out.  I even called the vet. That’s usually the thing that makes them get here, but not this time.  The vet was already on my gravel road before I finally got him out.  He was pretty much lodged in at the shoulders.   And he’s tall.  The picture below is horrible, but I wanted to show you that he stands taller than the five-gallon bucket.

But he arrived safely.  Maisie is doing well.  We’re going to say it’s a good start to the kidding year!