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Breakout!

24 Jan

When I came home from work on Tuesday after getting feed, the first thing I noticed was Maisie standing in the greenhouse pen.

Maisie

That was not good.  That meant that everyone who was supposed to be in the greenhouse was out.

Popcorn

It took me a minute to find Freddie, and I had to quickly decide what to do with him because the frigid air was moving in, and it was not when I wanted to move anyone. And I have no idea who Freddie was fighting with through the fence (and breaking it open), but they were hitting heads hard enough that Freddie cracked his horn.

See that long vertical split in the horn?

I finally decided the safest thing would be to let Benji’s girls out.  Then I could put Freddie up with Benji.

Chiffon back with the main herd

But testosterone has not been good for Freddie.  He was not nice to Benji, and by the time I came home in the frigid temperatures on Wednesday, it was obvious I had to separate the two boys.

Freddie up north

Once again, I didn’t want to move anyone, but I decided the safest thing would be to leave Freddie up north by himself and put Benji in the Love Shack.

Antigone and Benji

This worked out quite nicely.  It took just a little bit for Benji to calm down and decide he could just be buds with Frodo and Lemuel.

Frodo, Lemuel and Benji

Flower and Antigone were not in heat so he didn’t care about them.  It actually worked quite well.  The extra body provided more heat.  I peeked in once to see Flower, Frodo, Lemuel and Benji all in a mosh pile to stay warm.

Antigone and Frodo in the Love Shack

Don’t get me wrong, I had to put a panel across the Love Shack door to keep Antigone from staying out in the -20°F windchills, but she didn’t get stuck anywhere and nobody was getting beaten on.

Some Friday Notes

14 Jan

My nephew brought the goats his Christmas tree last weekend. By the time I got home, they had stripped it clean.

Perdita

By the next day, they had a good start on the bark.

Victoria

My peacock is working hard on getting his tail grown out.  He’ll look handsome for those hens who really don’t care.

The goose appreciates the fresh corn stalk bedding.  It’s nice to snuggle down in when it’s cold outside.

With all the breeding talk, my wethers were feeling left out, so here they are from oldest to youngest.

Casey

Myson

Moose

Pluto

Popcorn

Salem seems to be accepting Sky finally.

Sky and Salem

These two llamas are just crazy.  Actually, I think there is some weird hormonal thing going on.

Odie and Maybeline

Which explains why we’ve never had a cria.

And I just have to share Tiger again.

Tiger

Oh, that tail!

Leftover Again

4 Dec

My peacock is starting to grow his new tail.

He’s such a handsome boy.

The girls are really slowing down their egg production.

And here’s some more of the goats.

Popcorn

Maisie is back to fluffy after the triplets wearing her down.

Casey

Dolly

Myson giving me the “goat stare of death.”

And a couple of llamas.

Odie

Aurora

Maybeline

I’d hate for them to feel left out.