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SBC/GW's Journal- brief update

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Southern by choice, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Feb 16, 2019
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Herd Master

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    The other morning I had my first round of does on the stands for milking (I bring 4 at a time). We have two single stands and 1 double stand set up right now. Trouble, our Mini Lamancha usually gets her own stand as does Raina and Zephyr because they bite the other does and can be real jerks. Well Zephyr, Raina, Trouble and CarolinaGirl all came up on the first round- something I try to avoid.

    Sure enough, Trouble was feeling extra hateful and wouldn't stop reaching around and biting poor CarolinaGirl on the face.
    Enough was enough and I was frustrated so I took Trouble down and clipped her to a fence across from my milking area. Everyone was calm and there was finally some peace.

    I look over and see Trouble slipped out of her collar and full well knew it too. Being Trouble, I figured she'd run to the feed shed and try to eat everything she shouldn't, because after all, she is Millie's daughter! But NOPE, the goat just stood there the entire time, playing with her collar/lead that was attached to the fence. Never moved, completely amused with herself as she grabbed it in her mouth and was swinging it back and forth and clinking it against the fence. I think I just need to get them parrot toys when they're on the milkstand LOL

    I snapped some pics because it was just too funny, but unfortunately I deleted them off my camera. I was so tired I didn't even realize I didn't upload the pics. Oh well.
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Herd Master

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    Goats! Gotta love 'em, lol!
     
  3. Feb 16, 2019
    Bayleaf Meadows

    Bayleaf Meadows Loving the herd life

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    Toys are a great idea!
     
  4. Feb 16, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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  5. Feb 17, 2019
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Stopping in to say hi... so busy.
    Finally got the huge dumpster dropped off so we can do some major clean up. The hurricanes and the weather this year has taken it's toll.
    Meanwhile busy with way too much. Will try to check on everyone as I can.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2019
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Herd Master

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    Got news today that a buck I sold years ago, “Loki” was killed by a bear. :hit
    I’m so sad for the owner. She loved that buck so much. He was so spoiled rotten but so well behaved. His owner had to sell most of her herd a few years back, but she kept that buck. She loved him, she had him since he was weaned and would share his silly antics. He was Ruth’s first kid, who has turned out to be a very influential doe in our herd. I’d have to go back and look at my records, but that would’ve meant Loki was ~6 years old.
    He was a good buck, he had his daddy’s sweet temperament. I just feel terrible for his owner. The bear also killed another one of her bucks :hit

    So many people I know have dealt with tremendous loss. My heart breaks for each and every one. Just so sad.
     
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  7. Feb 18, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    That kind of news is never good.
     
  8. Feb 18, 2019
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Herd Master

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    It isn’t. I just feel so sad for owner. She adored him :(

    Just horrible.
     
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  9. Feb 18, 2019
    BlessedWithGoats

    BlessedWithGoats True BYH Addict

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  10. Mar 17, 2019
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Trying to keep up but so busy.
    Kidding is underway of course.... slow for Feb?March... April will be CRAZY! 9 due in April! :eek::eek::eek:
    Most of the Feb kids are sold already except ones we are keeping. Some just need picked up which will be next week.
    The lamanchas just born we are giving time to- we only want to keep one and are very undecided in who to keep, they are both realllllly nice.
    The mini manchas that Charlotte just had a both retained. :D

    Charlotte is truly one of the loveliest does on our farm. We need to get pics soon. She is 2nd f this year.

    I was sick and ended up with a serious farm injury while everything was happening with Joe/Mel etc. Devon violet and Goatgilr were wonderful and we kept in contact while Joe was in the hospital. B&B was easy to talk with and work with. I will do a separate post about everything with Mel soon.

    Family has been my real priority and we have been doing more get togethers and outings. My adult children and their "intended's" have been wonderful to get together with. My favorite thing is to sit at the end of the table and watch everyone together. Just makes the heart smile and swell, so blessed! We still play board games and cards and it is so much fun. I love that board games etc are still fun to my grown kids. My boys weren't raised to do the dating scene, which is why IMO the young ladies I get to meet are so awesome! As a mother you just couldn't even want more, they are lovely!

    We have been filling the dumpster we had delivered! :weee
    It is still a horrid muddy mess here from yep, you guessed it,, more rain. :hit

    I am watching 2 does in particular, Tiffany and Raina. They both have 1 month to go and are HUGE. Both Lamanchas both will be 2nd Fresheners.
    These two we were able to do a driveway breeding with. I never like lamanchas to have trips but I am nervous, I am thinking better trips than two HUGE kids. I really don't know what the buck throws, thinking possibly big kids so I am trying not to stress. These are also two of our best does. They are HUGE, did I mention that.

    We are redoing our ugly kitchen soon. UGH. That ought to be fun. LOL

    We had our first milktest since the does started kidding.
    Pretty soon we will be reducing the herd. Always hard for me. I just get too attached and it is so hard.