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Ready or Not....... Shouldvknwnbetter- Fair Week

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Hens and Roos, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Dec 15, 2016
    Hens and Roos

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    brrrr....we are at -4* here with a -25* wind chill right now but the sun is out and the wind isn't blowing to bad. Goats not really impressed but they are standing inside the shelter eating hay...stay warm and safe!
     
  2. Dec 18, 2016
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    snow finished here about 10 pm last night...temp is somewhere around -5* with a wind chill of -14* this morning and the sun is out! We ended up with 7.4" of snow and ended up doing snow removal twice- once early Sat am(left house at 1:30 am) for 6 hours and then went back out about 10 pm last night and got home about 5:30 am this am.....DS(14) went with to help on the early morning removal and DD(17) went with us last night- both kids are great helpers! DH says our weather is officially "stupid cold" Right now DH and I are running on about 3 hours of sleep :thI had morning chores to do-both DS's helped me with them all and DH is trying to deal with a furnace that went down at a rental unit.

    Goats are enjoying the sun this morning!
     
  3. Dec 18, 2016
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    Posts like that are enough to tell us southerners to just suck it up and be thankful for the temps we do have. :)
     
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  4. Dec 18, 2016
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    All things considered, I would rather deal with the cold compared to what you just experienced! Snow seems a whole lot safer ;)
     
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  5. Dec 23, 2016
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    Our Lamancha doe Rio has adjusted well into our herd and is quite possibly our herd queen....either that or because she is the biggest, the others just get out of her way :lol:. She is pretty gentle with the others but not a push over either! Last week with the colder weather here, we noticed her right eye started watering....took a look at it and was cloudy :(, not sure what happened but our vet has us treating her with an antibiotic eye cream so hopefully we will get it healed up for her- she doesn't really like us putting the cream in(can't blame her) but will stand fairly still for us....of course she gets treats afterwards and she loves the treats!!

    More snow is forecasted for us here this afternoon so we will be out removing snow tonight...
     
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  6. Dec 23, 2016
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    Even if you're out on the road doing snow removal, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2016
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    thanks same to you! It will be a different one for us this year.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2016
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    Christmas is all done for another year- here's hoping to a better New Year!

    Rio's eye is looking so much better- it is just about cleared up and from what we can tell, she can still see out of it!
     
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  9. Jan 6, 2017
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    Nothing really exciting going on here right now- just trying to keep everyone(human & animals) warm. It's been cold out this week and it really doesn't allow for much outside work to get done.....

    Our 1st doe due is Obie but not till the end of March 2017...she has 12 weeks to go and is starting to look big(haven't taken any up dated pictures yet because its soooo cold right now).

    The other 3 does- Rio, Coco and Melanie aren't really showing much as of yet....

    Melanie is being a snot...she grumbles at us and like to stand up on her hind legs and pretend she is going to head butt us...of course she drops down before she actually hits :lol: but this brings Rio running! Rio will put herself between us and Melanie as to protect us!

    We are excited to see what each doe will have this spring and hoping for doelings! :fl

    Stay warm!
     
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