Tag Archives: Xerxes

Snug

15 Jan

I am glad I moved Tony into the buck room.  It is warmer there.

Although with Xerxes and his girls it makes for a full room.

Tony in back, Xerxes and Zinnia

He also Aurora in there with him.

Aurora

We’ll see how that turns out.

Aurora and Zinnia looking for snacks.

For now, it makes it easier for me to make sure they both get plenty to eat.  I’ll move Aurora with the other llamas when I remove everyone from the breeding groups.

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Snowy Saturday

12 Jan

We haven’t had much snow this winter.  What we have had has quickly melted away.  It started snowing overnight, and we’re actually getting some accumulation.

It’s pretty!

The geese couldn’t care less.  I swear they have rubber feet.

Although, it’s a bit more difficult to make sure all the goats gets in when I have them divided into breeding groups.

Sidney (checking for treats)

Luckily all but one of the groups get along quite well.

Zinnia, Xerxes, and Cookie

Another good thing is that we are not horribly cold with this snow.

Hera

I only have to worry about my “not getting anywhere near a buck” group.

Coral, Pistol and Antigone

Betty Lou was standing out in the snow

Betty Lou

all because she didn’t want to walk past Stormy.

Betty, Litha, Margarita, Maggie, and Stormy

Harley is just thrilled to be alive and have company and she’s just happy.  She doesn’t even care about the snow.

Harley

Lily and Dolly have claimed the north lean-to.

Lily (back) and Dolly (front)

Astra and Cupid are the two biggest issues.

Cupid

Astra chases Cupid, and she’s also having a hard time getting to find a place for herself.

Cupid and Astra (front)

I have carried Cupid into the building at least twice.

Finally, I showed her she could hide behind the tarp.  That might help.

I’m glad the weather is supposed to be better for the next week.  Then it won’t be long until I can undo my breeding groups.

Moving Day

6 Jan

Today is the day I had to move everyone around to make June babies.  It was a bit more challenging this year.

Zeus, Xerxes and Fionn

I have two extra little bucks.

Anubis and Pluto

I have old ladies that are getting extra care.

Harley

I had to figure out what to do so that everyone was with a buck or away from a buck.  I also wanted to move Tony Llama into the buck room. It’s a lot better shelter and I want to make sure he has extra feed because he’s still thin, and he’ll have the front pasture which has more for him to eat.  It’s driving me crazy, and he’s the only critter on the farm that I’m truly worried about.

Tony

Moving llamas was the first order of business.  I thought Buster might be difficult, but he was really good for me.

Buster

He is back with the main herd and Maybeline and Odie.  I figure those girls will be able to put him in his place if he starts acting like a stud with them.

Odie

That means Tony is with Xerxes and his girls.  He only has Cookie and Zinnia with him.

Tony, Xerxes, Zinnia, and Cookie (Maggie photobombing in front)

I thought about retiring Cookie, but she is looking good, and she’s had a couple rounds of copper, so I decided we’d let her have kids for one more year.

Cookie

Xerxes might already be done with his work for June babies.

Xerxes and Zinnia

We’ll see if they settle.

Cookie and Xerxes

I  hope so!