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We Both Like Trees

1 Jul

Well, Myson and I have a disagreement on the way we like trees.  I like them growing in pasture.  He likes to eat them.

Man, is he tall when he stands on his back legs!

Yearling Decisions

4 Jun

I still have quite a few of last year’s kids on the farm.

Tansy and Cupid (front); Flora and Trace (back)

I thought I knew who was staying and who was leaving, but now I’m second guessing myself.

2TC

Of course, Popcorn is staying.

Popcorn

There’s also no way I’m getting rid of my gurl Purl.  She is my sweetie.

Purl and Hilda

Onyx was chosen to help me make the perfect kid, and she’s going to kid soon, so she is staying.  That was easy.

Onyx

Her twin sister, Ruby, is always with Victoria.

Ruby with Victoria

I’ll feel bad selling her, but she was never going to be kept, and she’s not friendly at all.  I know she’s still leaving.

Ruby (with Venus behind)

Since Tansy ended up getting bred, she’ll stay.  She will also be a possible backup for making the perfect kid.  I just wish she would be nice.

Tansy

I couldn’t part with my sweet 2TC.  She is not as sweet as she used to be, but she does like rump scritches, and she will be staying.

2TC

Then there’s the last two…Trace and Flora.  I had planned on Trace staying, but she isn’t very friendly anymore.  I try.  Really, I do, but I also don’t want to keep more goats who are hard to work with.  But I adore her, and she’s Mary’s last kid.

Trace

Then there’s Flora.  I was planning on selling her.  She is a little bit nicer than Trace, and she’s Annie’s last kid.

Flora

But Popcorn is the bigger issue.

Popcorn

He has a hard time making friends, and every time he makes friends, it’s with someone who ends up getting sold.  So who did he make friends with this time?  Flora.  I’d feel really bad if I sold his only friend yet again.

Popcorn and Flora

I’ll have to decide before long.

Just Stuff

3 Jun

Haley in the greenhouse. She continues to improve.  Hopefully, I can move her up north soon.

Haley

I was a bit surprised when Bob and Rocky were willing to share my bed.  Bob does not do well with other cats.

Bob and Rocky

My silly Maybeline.

Maybeline

Aurora is demanding to be given extra feed.  I try.  Any time I can get it to her without the other llamas or goats attacking us, she gets it.  She really isn’t as thin as she looks.  It’s her skin colors and the shadows and textures from being sheared that makes her look that thin.  She does need to pick up a little weight, but she isn’t that bad for this time of year.

Yes, I keep her feed in the milk room.

I am ready for fresh goat milk, but I just can’t seem to get myself motivated to milk in the morning before teaching early morning classes (I have to be to work at 7:30 am).  But, I’ll be done teaching next week.

Astra feeding Perdita

I’m not so sure Perdita will like this.

Perdita sleeping against her maa

I also need to milk Ava, Cutie, and Joy, but I’m pretty sure I need to work into milking that many goats. My hands need to get their strength built back up.

Ava with one of her triplets, Geo

So it might be not quite such a bad thing that those nasty ganders were so mean.  Right now, with the little honkers, they are pretty safe.  As soon as the geese got past her, Zinnia was quick to get away from them.  Those little ones are pretty safe because they have such mean parents.

Geese squawking through the barn.

Dolly might have to be restricted in the milk room.  She’s almost getting fat.

Dolly and Pluto

I’m not sure that’s a bad thing at her age.