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Carla D-Great new adventures and an Amazing Life

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Carla D, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. May 8, 2019
    Carla D

    Carla D True BYH Addict

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    I made a really tough decision last night. It was to part with Jack Frost and Tanner. My remaining two wethers from my original “starter pack”. There were several that played into that decision. But the biggest reasons were the two didn’t adjust at all after their six buddies left the farm. They visually look at least 10-15 pounds lighter, they were pretty mopey, and we had to struggle to get out of their area because there were gate issues with us going in and coming out. Our little girl started to get scared of them since they were so big and they pushed her over and she got hurt a couple of times. I decided to get her a couple of Nigerian dwarfs since they would ever get super huge for her. We don’t have them yet, maybe a week or two. We really don’t have the space for four appropriately sized pastures/pens to house two big boys, two young bucks, the doelings and a couple of dwarf youngsters. They are too different in size, needs, and age to house the wethers with the doelings or the bucks yet. They try to push the babies out of the food up to this point. And I’m pretty sure I can’t house baby dwarfs with 8-10 week old Nubians and Lamanchas for at least 2-3 months. So, since the wethers were stressed and Abigail was scared of them now they needed to go. This morning that were sold to the same couple that bought the other six goats of ours. I found out today that they have a 2 acre pasture with several other goats they already had. They were doing really good. So I’m hoping Jack and Tanner do better with the rest of their herd, more friends, and a huge playground to live in. The couple really love that my boys are so friendly and love attention. Their other goats aren’t quite that sweet and friendly. CDE17E36-03BC-42F0-B143-135604B7FA3F.jpeg D36161F7-50CB-415C-8F43-353503608DAA.jpeg
     
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  2. May 9, 2019
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    I hope things settle down with those 2 gone.
     
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  3. May 10, 2019
    Carla D

    Carla D True BYH Addict

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    I do too. This has been an overwhelming month.
     
  4. May 20, 2019
    Senile_Texas_Aggie

    Senile_Texas_Aggie True BYH Addict

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    Miss @Carla D,

    Just caught back up.

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  5. May 20, 2019
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    This is very common with many folk due to only wanting maybe one or two for a family celebration. They usually just gut/clean and grill whole.
    Generally these are folk that aren't going to a processor. We do because of time and can get the cuts we want with no hassle.
    It is still a good deal for many because in the store it is very expensive.
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  6. May 21, 2019
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    With those prices I can see why goat meat isn't real popular!
     
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  7. May 24, 2019
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  8. May 26, 2019
    Carla D

    Carla D True BYH Addict

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    We all get busy sometimes.
     
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  9. May 27, 2019
    Carla D

    Carla D True BYH Addict

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    We have added a few little ones to our herd. We need to have a few little goats that don’t get bigger than Abigail. We found a few Nigerian Dwarf. They are the funniest little guys I’ve ever seen.

    This is Hunnicutt.
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    Radar O’Reilly. He hasn’t always had a curled ear, but we love it and him.
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    Hawkeye Pierce
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    Sherman Potter
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    In this last picture we will be getting the top one and the bottom one back really soon. One was struggling to bottle feed after being rejected by momma goat. The top one is Major Burns. The bottom one with a couple of spots is Corporal Klinger.
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    I’m not sure what possessed me to name these babies after M.A.S.H. Characters, but Jim and Abby are all excited about their names.
     
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  10. May 27, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    They are all gorgeous.
     
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