Tag Archives: Zeus

Horn Apparatus: Take Two

13 Sep

Zeus and Hera are at it again.  They’ve both had their heads stuck in the fence, so they both got the apparatus put back on their horns.

Zeus

Hera

These two are lucky they are so stinking cute.

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Stinky Season

11 Sep

It’s that time of year when the bucks get all stinky.

front to back: Zeus, Xerxes, and Fionn

The wethers are fighting with the bucks through the fence.

Xerxes and Myson

The girls are starting to wag their tails and flirt with the boys.

Xerxes and Astra

I have to say, I agree with Astra that Xerxes is a handsome buck.

It won’t be long before I arrange to mix them for making spring break babies.

Weaning Isn’t Easy

20 Aug

Everyone on the farm has to be weaned eventually.  It’s never easy.  Sometimes, it’s more difficult.  I decided I had to get Zeus weaned before I went back to work, so I could be home all day just to make sure everything was okay.  Saturday morning after milking, I just quickly threw him in with the bucks, Aurora, and Buster.  Easy peasy.

Zeus

Well, after my quick trip to get the rest of Annie’s antibiotics (she’s doing well), I got home and immediately checked on Zeus.  I found him happily curled up with his maa, Gidget, and sister, Hera.  That’s not how it’s supposed to work.

Zeus with Hera and Gidget

I tried again and did a quick check of where I thought he might get out.  He also was checking the fence.

This time, I was happy with the results, and he cried all evening.

He followed along the fence to try and stay close to the herd.

It doesn’t matter that I keep telling him he’s a big boy.  He still think he needs his maa.  Although, he does look pretty little next to Fionn.

Luckily, Fionn and Xerxes are pretty nice guys (because he is still really a baby at heart).

Buster, Zeus, Aurora (Fionn behind her), and Xerxes

And everyone welcomed him into the buck room to sleep.  I think we’re past the worst of weaning.