Tag Archives: Wanda

Old and New

28 Mar

I’ve decided I need to quit breeding most of my goats.

Lily (already retired)

They seem to be okay with the copper capsules, but adding a pregnancy and raising kids to the mix, and they are struggling.

Haley

We’re giving all kinds of supplemental bottles to try and make sure the kids are well fed.

Spaz

That’s the best way to prevent any of the neurological symptoms we’ve seen in the past.

Astra’s girls

I just hope we can get through this season without any losses due to the copper.

Harley

Then we have to get through June kidding.

Wanda

Then I’ll be way more selective in who I breed.

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The Rest of the Kids

19 Mar

You might have noticed that I kind of quit talking about kidding before we were done and started posting my pre-made-in-case-I-get-too-busy-to-do-a-post-some-day posts.  I got sick.  I never ever want to be sick during kidding week again.  It was horrible.  I wouldn’t have made it through without my family.  As it is, between my being sick and the weather we lost Maisie’s baby.  Sadly, she only had one, so she’s horribly upset now.  So am I.

old photo from last summer

Back to where I left off.  Cinnamon has a buck and a doe.

Caroline has a little girl that looks about like her.

Joani had the only set of triplets (buck, doe, and doe).

Annie has a buck and a doe.

Wanda has one big girl.  I was sick and didn’t even take a slimy newborn photo of her.  It’s still a crappy cell phone picture, but I’ll start trying to get some better pictures of the kids.

I’m certainly glad to be done kidding, and I’m finally starting to feel better too.

Edit:  I had to fix Annie’s name.  I accidentally called her by her maa’s name.  I make the excuse that I’m still recovering.

While We Wait

10 Mar

While we wait for kids to arrive, the girls are mostly just haning out in the buildings.

Reva

Of course, rain and crazy wind makes them want to stay inside.

Astra Victoria, Joani, Gidget and Hera, Maisie

Athena and Dolly on the bench; Victoria and Joani lying; Astra’s back

I keep checking them.  I sometimes worry that more of them will get stuck under the workbenches, but that doesn’t happen very often.

Ava

They also wander around eating leftovers.

Annie and Mary

Astra has decided that it is not easy to walk on my paths that were filled with water yesterday and froze overnight.  I have to agree with her.

Astra

The ones in the garage are just lounging.

Haley (lying down), Cinnamon, Blaze, Bonnie, and Wanda

Actually, they’re just waiting on room service.

Bonnie

Wanda thinks we need better basking opportunities in the garage.

Wanda

They could all use a “wide load” sign.

Haley

I still keep wondering what the heck I did breeding Margarita.

Margarita

I guess I know–I keep thinking of her as a yearling, but she’s not.  She’s the same age as Caroline who is about twice as big.

Caroline (and Sidney in back)

If we make it through this, I will not be breeding her again.  I can’t take the worry.