Tag Archives: Vinnie

More Moving Goats

26 Jun

I keep telling you that goat herding is really nothing but moving goats from one place to another.

Lucky, Bambi and Dahlia

I moved more goats around.  I wanted to get Vinnie and LilyAnn out of the buildings by themselves and in a larger space.

Vinnie and Vulcan

I’m also not about to play hide-and-goat seek with the littlest kids on the farm, so they had to go up north.

Venus

I’m sure Ringo will like getting to play with other kids.  Although, can you see LilyAnn giving me the stink eye?  I trimmed her hooves, and it was a bit melodramatic.  Seriously…

Ringo napping by his maa, LilyAnn

Anyhow, it was already crowded up there, and I was feeding hay and lots of sweet feed, but the March babies were not getting much to eat, so I kicked them out.

Penelope and Pepe in front of Myson, Victoria, and Gouda

I was not happy that Mary was trying to let Bubbles and Tootles nurse. She doesn’t have anything.  That’s why I could let these kids out.

Bubbles and Mary

Their moms are completely dried up.  I know they are dried up because I am not milking my girls that I’ve milked for the last seven years.

Cinnamon with doe Athena to the left and buck John to the right; Haley’s boys Hook and Smee and Cookie in the background

I did leave Astra and Ava’s kids up there because they would just start nursing their moms again.

Angela, Moira, and Squanto

I also kicked out Cookie and Zinnia.  Their kids are a little older; hopefully, they won’t get lost in the pasture.

Cookie and Marge

I am also doing a horrible job of making little miss Joy into a sweet girl.  She says she’s way too sassy to be tamed.

Joy and Zinnia

We’ll see.  I’m not giving up yet.

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Finally Finished

22 Jun

We are finally finished kidding for 2019!  Vinnie had her twins yesterday, on the first day of summer.

Vinnie and kids

For some reason, I ended up naming all of her kids with V names.  It started with Victoria, and it ends with these last two.  The lack of copper was really hard on her with the pregnancy this time, and these will be her last babies.  I present to you Vinnie and her buck, Vulcan.

This is her doe, Venus.

Venus

She didn’t have babies last year when we were doing Mythology names, so I thought I’d use them this year.

Vulcan

You know what the end of kidding means…I get to sleep all night long!

Moving and Birthing

18 Jun

I decided I had to move my moms from the two buildings where they were penned to the north paddock.

Daisy and Dahlia

Unfortunately, I still have a lot of my March babies up there.

Bubbles, Sacagewea, Moira, Squanto, Angela, John and Tootles

That means it’s kind of crowded and going to get eaten down, and I don’t have enough shelter if we get bad storms. I’d have to go out and move someone.  I’m thinking aobut letting Bubbles and a couple of other kids back with the big herd, but I don’t want to put kids out there to reunite with their moms to be sold in just a couple of weeks.  We’ll see how it goes.

Bubbles (these kids never stand still)

It wasn’t too bad to get everyone moved up there.

Bambi and Lucky

I also spent a big part of the day putting chicken wire on the panels between the yard and barnyard. Pepe was a good little helper.  He was nibbling my ear and being pretty sweet.

Pepe

The chicken wire was necessary though because the little babies just zip through the cattle panels like nothing, and Sky would treat them like they were a funny-colored short-tailed squirrel.  That would  not be good.

Sky

I really had to get them moved because I did not have room for poor LilyAnn.  I had to shut her in because she had her kid!

LilyAnn and her baby

She had one big boy.

Ringo

I think his name is Ringo (because of the little ring of white around his one front ankle.

Vinnie

Now we’re just waiting on Vinnie.  Come on, Vinnie!  I want to sleep!