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8 Oct

Vinnie is half of the Pistol and Vinnie twins that Dolly had on March 14, 2010.  Her real name is Vinegar.  It fit her perfectly, and I occasionally had to drag out her full name when she was naughty.

Dolly with Vinnie (back) and Pistol)

Vinnie stayed on the farm because I could not catch her to sell her.  Really.  She has kept that obstinate streak for her entire life.

Top: With her first kid, Victoria; Bottom right: fighting with Maggie

This year’s kidding and the copper and her age and bad weather was finally too much.  We said good-bye to her on October 7th, 2019.

Vinnie and Vulcan

Even though she was a crank, she made me laugh.  She’s the one who got stuck between boards when her pregnant belly got too big, and we had to cut her out.

She’s the one who wore the magic buffalo coat and made everyone run from her.  She always did want to move south to warmer climates.

I will miss her.

Still a Roller Coaster Ride

1 Oct

It still feels like we are on a roller coaster with the craziness of trying to deal with the copper deficiency.  On the up side, Fionn is doing much better.

He’s interested in girls and peeing on himself and generally acting like a buck in rut.  I’m hoping that I can keep him in the Love Shack until after fall breeding and then put him back with the other bucks.

I love you too, but I’m not going to kiss you.

For a while, I had several adults I was really worried about.  Clover was in really bad shape, but she’s doing a bit better.  Vinnie is the only adult I’m worried about now.  Unfortunately, she’s a brat, so I can’t work with her right now.


On the downhill side, my kids keep getting sick one-by-one.  I got my first group that I had to treat looking really good–Tootles, Peanut, and Penelope.


Then it was Socks.  She’s doing really well too, but I wormed her, so I was waiting for the withdrawal so I could sell the rest of the March kids all at once.  Then it was Tink.  No big deal, I could just keep her and sell her with the June kids because she’s still pretty small.


The week that I could have sold those kids was right after I hurt my toe.  This weekend my nephew was back from Indiana, and the toe is still not ready to go chase kids around.  And now Chiffon is really not doing well.


She’s staying up from pasture.  Luckily, she was one that ate with the llamas, so she is esy to get some sweet feed.  Hopefully, I can support her until she’s better again.

I noticed Sunday that Joy looks like her wattles are losing hair, and she had a sloppy poo.  I really have to figure out how to catch all these goats (the uncooperative ones) and get everyone another copper capsule.


I’ve already talked to Nephew #2 about helping me sell a bunch of kids next week.  I have seven that have to go like two weeks ago!

A Horrible Season

13 Sep

I keep telling you that I hate “the end of summer.” It’s the worst season because of the goats’ health. I swear it’s the time that everyone gets sick.  You might remember that it was a year ago tomorrow that Pluto had to go to ISU for a blood transfusion because of the anemia caused by worms and copper deficiency and stomach issues from the coccidia.  I can’t believe he actually came through it and is my sweet little wether now.  I am glad.


This year, Penny’s knees are bothering.


Gidget, Bonnie and her girl, Socks, all had bottle jaw.  They were treated for worms, and Socks also got copper.


Now I can’t sell Socks, so I was waiting to take the rest of the March kids together, but then Tink had diarrhea.  I treated her for worms and gave her some copper.


Clover didn’t get bottle jaw or diarrhea, but she is completely anemic and tired, so I moved her up north.

Clover and Moira

I’m debating on whether or not it’s time for more copper for everyone with all these problems.  I need to give copper to any of the kids who haven’t had it yet because I don’t know when I’ll get around to selling them now.

Vinnie and Venus

Cupid has gotten a tiny bit of color back in her spots, but she’s not anywhere near as orange as she was.

I might be ready for winter.