Tag Archives: Vinnie

Who’s Due

20 Apr

It’s just over a month until our last round of kidding for the year.  I’m trying to decide who’s bred and who isn’t.  I can tell for sure some of them are pregnant, but I won’t guarantee they all are yet.  Who’s due?

Pistol

Maggie

Annie

Clover

Cookie

Wanda

Vinnie

At least, this is who I’m going to say is bred until I get evidence to the contrary.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s list at the top of my side bar.

Community Mixer

21 Jun

When I went out to milk goats this morning, the first thing I noticed was Vixen and her kids on the wrong side of the barnyard.  Then I saw Maggie.  As I looked around, I saw several moms on the wrong side.  That means my goats were all mixed together again instead of having my moms on the front pasture.

Joani with Gomez and Tish

Joani with Gomez and Tish

It certainly makes my March babies look big.

Dolly with Rufus

Dolly with Rufus

I wondered what happened that caused them to get mixed together, but then I saw my gate had been opened.  Then I saw Sugar.

Sugar

Sugar

Seriously?  She had to have been fighting with someone and opened the gate in the process.

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Of course, my first thought was my aging herd queen, Minnie Pearl.  She should not be fighting at all, and I’d already had to separate her and Penny last night.  You know.  Summer solstice and full moon shenanigans were quite prevalent last night.  Anyhow, Minnie had no evidence of fighting.

Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl

In fact, the only other goat I could find with just a dab of blood on her horn was Helen.  Really?  Sugar looks like that and my CAE arthritis medicine very night because she can hardly walk goat wins the fight?  Wow.

Helen

Helen

My only concern with everyone being mixed together was how the new kids would handle going out to the Back Forty.  They really haven’t learned to follow their moms in pasture because my front pasture is so thick I can’t hardly walk out there.  Only one mom took her kids out.  Guess who…

Wanda with Charlie and Ava

Wanda with Charlie and Ava

Wanda, my only first time mom, with the youngest and smallest kids took them out to pasture.  Luckily, she brought them both back!  Good job, Wanda!  Vinnie was more practical and left Virgil up here while she went out to eat.

Vinnie and Virgil

Vinnie and Virgil

By this evening, everyone seemed to have figured out they had the whole barnyard.  Look at those two lining up to be milked.

Cinnamon followed by Clover

Cinnamon followed by Clover

They were closely followed by Haley.  I guess, for better or worse, we’re back to one big goat group.

Buffy, Baby, Babies, and Babies!

12 Jun

Yesterday was a totally crazy day.  I was open in the soap room (which is an every Saturday thing this summer) and managed to make two trips to the vet with Buffy.  For some reason, her eyelid decided to turn under.  Yep.  More clips.  Only hers was bothering on the top, which is kind of unusual.  Plus I had kind of checked her eye to see if that’s why it was watering, and that made it so much better that you really couldn’t see anything by the time the vets opened and I got there.  That means I had to make two trips.

Buffy

Buffy

While we were open, my mom saw Vinnie going out to pasture, but she was hesitating and looking around and doing a lot of talking.  We figured she would have kids.  I planned to check Llenny in his pen and then check all my goatie girls.  Well, the llama drama from yesterday interrupted my best intentions.  Then I forgot about Vinnie.  When I remembered, I went out to pasture to find her.  I love when it happens like this.

Vinnie and kid

Vinnie and kid

I did take her baby and make her come back to the barnyard because we were horribly hot, and she really needed to come in to get some water.

Virgil

Virgil

Later in the evening, I saw Wanda really getting down to kidding business too.  I shut her in for some privacy since she’s a first time mom.  Then she decided labor was hard and she didn’t want to do it.

Wanda: "Don't judge me.  It hurt."

Wanda: “Don’t judge me. It hurt.”

That means I had to pull her kids.  That’s not too unusual with first time moms.

Charlie

Charlie

Ava

Ava

I also had seen that the goose under the workbench had hatched some goslings.  When they came out this morning, I got to see all four!

goose and goslings_8862ews

goslings_8868ews

We had lots of babies yesterday!

I am so swamped with everything going on at the farm I can’t keep up visiting blogs right now, so I’m probably not going to be joining linky parties for a bit.  I will still try to get around to visit people when I can, and I’ll still be hosting Friday’s Hunt, and I will (somehow) find time to visit everyone who participates in it.  Hopefully, things settle down a bit and I’ll be able to join in the fun again soon!  In the meantime, if you’d like to join Friday’s Hunt, I have the items for next week at the top of my sidebar.