Tag Archives: Zinnia

Jailed and Exiled

11 Aug

Hormones really have kicked in.  It seems like the calendar change to August was like flipping a switch for the girls to come into heat.  Thursday night really saw a lot of girls flicking their tails and hanging out by the bucks.

Cupid and Xerxes

Cinnamon was all loopy and jumping the other girls.

Cinnamon and Hera

Thursday evening, I had to catch Doc because he was relentlessly chasing Caroline around the barnyard.

Doc

Friday morning, Zinnia was being chased through the barnyard by about five of the March bucks.

Zinnia and Joy

That was bad enough, but then they went after Joy.

Joy

I caught them and shut them in prison until I could tag and sell them on Saturday.

“We’re innocent!”

I have threatened Harley if she gets bred through the fence.  It would just kill her with her back injury.

Harley

So she left Xerxes and went to tortured the March bucks.

“How you doin’?” “Love that scent you’re wearing. Come let me get a better whiff.”

They kind of deserved it.  Anyhow, there’s eight fewer bucks on the farm.  I have eight more March kids to leave the farm, and then it will just be the June kids that need sold later in the fall.

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Sassy Pants Joy

9 Jul

This girl is sassy!  She does pretty much whatever she wants.

Joy

Zinnia and Joy

When her mom comes up from pasture to feed her, Joy is often up north playing with the other kids.

Zinnia has to stand at the gate and use her stern mom look to even get her to come over.

I have discovered, however, that she loves butt scrubbies.  I do my best to pet her and get her to enjoy being loved on every day, but she is a challenge!

Cute, but a challenge!

More Moving Goats

26 Jun

I keep telling you that goat herding is really nothing but moving goats from one place to another.

Lucky, Bambi and Dahlia

I moved more goats around.  I wanted to get Vinnie and LilyAnn out of the buildings by themselves and in a larger space.

Vinnie and Vulcan

I’m also not about to play hide-and-goat seek with the littlest kids on the farm, so they had to go up north.

Venus

I’m sure Ringo will like getting to play with other kids.  Although, can you see LilyAnn giving me the stink eye?  I trimmed her hooves, and it was a bit melodramatic.  Seriously…

Ringo napping by his maa, LilyAnn

Anyhow, it was already crowded up there, and I was feeding hay and lots of sweet feed, but the March babies were not getting much to eat, so I kicked them out.

Penelope and Pepe in front of Myson, Victoria, and Gouda

I was not happy that Mary was trying to let Bubbles and Tootles nurse. She doesn’t have anything.  That’s why I could let these kids out.

Bubbles and Mary

Their moms are completely dried up.  I know they are dried up because I am not milking my girls that I’ve milked for the last seven years.

Cinnamon with doe Athena to the left and buck John to the right; Haley’s boys Hook and Smee and Cookie in the background

I did leave Astra and Ava’s kids up there because they would just start nursing their moms again.

Angela, Moira, and Squanto

I also kicked out Cookie and Zinnia.  Their kids are a little older; hopefully, they won’t get lost in the pasture.

Cookie and Marge

I am also doing a horrible job of making little miss Joy into a sweet girl.  She says she’s way too sassy to be tamed.

Joy and Zinnia

We’ll see.  I’m not giving up yet.