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Just Kids

25 May

Here’s just some of the kids.

Bull

Cody and Victoria

Ducky

Spunky

Purl’s boy is named Jethro

Sappho

Bull, Tramp, Tommy (behind), Lady), and Claire

Lady and Tramp

Shellie and Ostara

I can’t believe how big the March kids are getting and everyone is doing well.

Oopsie! I Was Wrong

21 May

When I did my Thursday evening check of the goats, I counted all ten kids.

Bridget

I found Flora with her fresh horn apparatus on.  Because Wednesday evening, she was stuck in the fence again.

Flora

Perdita was there with her horn apparatus hanging from a single strand of duct tape.  But she was not in a fence!

Perdita

Then I couldn’t find Purl.  Seriously.  I looked everywhere. Then I saw her clear down by the ditch.  I yelled down to remind her that the last goat is the one who gets eaten by the coyote.

Purl (she just hopped down when I took the picture)

Then I heard her talk.  That’s when everything flashed through my mind and I ran down to the ditch to see her oopsie baby.

Purl and her little Benji buck

She is one of the three girls I didn’t see come into heat when I put them in with the bucks to make June babies.

Venus was another.

Venus and Cody

That leaves Margarita.  So we might be having another oopsie baby in the near future.  Who knows?  Apparently, not me.

Margarita

Anyhow, Purl did awesome.

Although, I do think she should have had him farther from the edge of the ditch.

I hauled him up to the Love Shack and she did a great job of following him.

They will stay in there for a day or two before moving up north.  Anyhow, I was wrong. We don’t have fourteen girls to have kids in June.  I don’t have a clue what’s going on.  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Fencing

6 May

Well, I didn’t get my fence done on Sunday because it was horrible cold and windy and I’m old and wimpy.  But, I figured it wasn’t a big deal since I was going to let everyone stay on the front pasture.  I spent the week slowly making progress.

I had to clear all the nasty cornstalks and cow manure and earth worms off the fence.

Then I got the metal posts set back up, but I could not do the wooden ones myself, so my nephew helped me when he had his backhoe out here for Coral.

Still need to put some more dirt around it.

I still have a bit left to do where the water enters the farm from the north, but I think it will be okay for now.  It was just too muddy for me to get in there and not sink up to my knees and get stuck.

This is still a mucky mess.

By Friday morning, I had the boys back on their front pasture.

Freddie, Xerxes, Frodo, and Benji

I let the rest of the herd back on the front half of the Back Forty.

In front of the repaired fence.

Sappho with the other goats

the kids found a log to play on

I’m not sure Odie is too happy about the gates to the back side being shut.

Odie and goats

Everyone else was happy.

Venus on the back pasture

Well, except Cody.  He ended up stranded in the barnyard, but he’ll figure it out.

Cody all by himself in the barn

In the meantime, he decided to hang out with Flower and the two moms-in-waiting.

Caroline wanting out; Dody wanting in

He finally made it.

Life is good again.