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Sleek

14 Jul

I am so impressed with how the goats are improving. I knew their coats were dull and coarse, but it never really hit me that they were dull and coarse because it happened so slowly.  Now that they’ve had the copper bolus and are getting goat-specific minerals, I can’t believe the difference.  They are sleek and shiny!

LilyAnn

Hilda

Gidget

Bonnie

Vinnie

Well, Vixen is still working on it, but you can tell the difference between the old gross hair on her back and the new sleek hair growing back on her sides. (For the record, she refuses to let me touch her, much less brush out the old fur.)  She is still old, but she is improving (Don’t worry, the vet saw her in April, and she’s better now).

Vixen

And Mary.  She was so sick after kidding this March.  She was completely anemic and had huge bare patch on her stomach, and now she’s beautiful again!

Mary (with Diana behind her)

I can hardly wait until they’ve had a whole year to get caught up.  Imagine how beautiful they will be then!

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Yummy Minerals

8 Jun

The goats are going through lots of minerals!  Dolly seems to think they are yummy.

Dolly

There are quite a few of the big ones that go in and eat.  Although there are several goats that I haven’t seen eating it (including both big bucks).

I really need the kids to eat them because they didn’t get the copper bolus.

Athena

Some of the kids like them.  Others not so much, but I keep trying.

Too Hot

27 May

We went from a horrible, wicked never-ending winter to about nine days of spring and then summer.  Now we seem to have hit horrible hot that is not planning on going away soon.  It looks like another week before we get back to close to normal.

That’s the kind of heat that makes you want to just stay inside in the air conditioning flopped out on the bed with your belly up.

Rocky

This heat means the goats are miserable.  After they went out to pasture, I decided I better go check on them since it was 98*F ( 36.67*C).  They were in about they best place they could be.

Everyone is hot, but Wanda was really panting.  I worry about her and a couple of my old ones and the really pregnant ones.

Wanda

Maggie is another that does not like the heat, but she was doing okay.

Margarita and Maggie

At least they have the water right there.  They can stay hydrated.

Hera

It was just a fun picnic under the cottonwood for Reva and her kids.

Reva with Zisa (front) and Loki

Myson thought he’d stay cooler if he went higher up in the tree to catch a breeze.

I’m not sure it worked because there is virtually no breeze.

Myson

I think some goats had a better idea by rubbing on the cool earth.

Betty Lou, Vinnie, and Apollo

Maybe just taking a nap in the dirt will help.

Aphrodite

Is it wrong to hope that school gets let out early since I’m on the second floor of a brick building without air conditioning?  I also want to keep an eye on my critters.  It’s not supposed to get this hot until I’m done teaching for the year.