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        01-02-2013, 11:25 PM
      #211
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    You should open an old folks home for critters. You treat them and love them so nice.
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        01-03-2013, 08:04 PM
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    Awww
    I would seriously love that though. Seriously a lot. Like those retirement "centers" for older horses, oh yes.
    That's kind of my secret dream for the far future. I'm not sure if I'll ever get there since that's kind of an expensive proposition, BUT I'd sure love it. I used to think it would just be for older horses but Hazel here is showing me that my old creature love does not stop with just horse.



    Today I did SO MUCH STUFF.
    I went and bought 1 bale of alfalfa (140#) and 5 of grass hay (60-80# each), stuffed all that in my van, then got it all moved down to the shed (all by myself, with the help of Mr. Handcart. Thank goodness for handcarts!!!). Then I had to come back to my house, get water all heated for water buckets, drove that back up to the pasture, put it in water buckets, groomed Hazel (she hadn't had her blankets off in a few days so she needed some lovin'), fed everybody, and now I'm taking a little break between that and cooking dinner (my "job" every night for my family).
    I'm tired.
    My brother was supposed to help me with the hay today (I usually get less and get it on my own but I wanted to stock up this week because I could) but he somehow, miraculously, "forgot" until right before he had some kind of appointment to go to. Funny how that works!! But it was ok, I got it done and now I don't have to move hay again for maybe 2 weeks. And I won't need to get more alfalfa for probably 6 weeks. Yay!
    We generally go through a bale of grass hay every 3-ish days and a bale of alfalfa takes at least 3 weeks to go through. I currently have half a bale of alfalfa out, then this new one, and I had half a bale of grass left that's now down to a single flake post-dinnertime. Woot woot.


    I have nothing much more to report except to say that it looks like Hazel maaaaaay be loosing her "mucus plug", if she is preggo. I'm still confused but the "stuff" that's been leaving her lady-parts all day today looks suspiciously like the pictures I've seen of mucus plugs. They can start loosing them anywhere from 6 weeks to one day before delivery...so it doesn't mean a whole lot.
    It could also mean she's in heat but Angora does have their fall cycles from September-November...this would be SUPER late for her to be in heat.
    If this is a mucus plug, well, that could line up with an early February due date....
    Anyway, color me confused.
    And that was probably way more that you wanted to ever hear about the personal areas of my old lady goat.

    To apologize, here are some pictures. :)

    Queen of the Wind!
    [those raspberry leaves were a good choice yesterday, she was so much calmer and more relaxed today]



    Mt. Hood - it had clouds blowing over its top and so kinda looked like it was wearing a little hat...



    "WHERE ARE MY BLANKETS."



    Lacey snuck into the tack room after I put her in her stall, while I was shutting the "gate", and preemptively ate half her dinner...



    She was not sorry.
    She's basically addicted to raspberry "tea" now. This morning she was trying to get her head OVER to the 6ft door to get at her breakfast (she's 14.1, it did not work out so well for her).



    Atti!!



    Miss Hazel.
    I figured out a way to move their hay net into their stall and she LOVES it in there. This morning I found her sleeping under it (usually she sleeps in the right corner of the stall).





    That's all for now!
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        01-03-2013, 10:21 PM
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    Originally Posted by Wallaby    









    She's looking at the mountain too. They both have the same hair do.

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    I have nothing much more to report except to say that it looks like Hazel maaaaaay be loosing her "mucus plug", if she is preggo. I'm still confused but the "stuff" that's been leaving her lady-parts all day today looks suspiciously like the pictures I've seen of mucus plugs. They can start loosing them anywhere from 6 weeks to one day before delivery...so it doesn't mean a whole lot.
    It could also mean she's in heat but Angora does have their fall cycles from September-November...this would be SUPER late for her to be in heat.
    If this is a mucus plug, well, that could line up with an early February due date....
    Anyway, color me confused.
    Welcome to the world of pregnant or maybe pregnant goats. Some of them will keep you guessing right up until you see little furballs nursing.
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        01-03-2013, 11:36 PM
      #214
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    Originally Posted by Lockwood    

    Welcome to the world of pregnant or maybe pregnant goats. Some of them will keep you guessing right up until you see little furballs nursing.
    I've learned quite well that they can hide it. But it's so much fun once they are born! I'm looking to maybe breed my doe this month or next for some little kids. Haha
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        01-04-2013, 07:52 PM
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    Hahaha, Leah, they totally did have the same 'do! I hadn't noticed that! Too funny!
    That certainly seems to be the game she's playing! Gosh darn goat. I think she just likes all the extra attention she's getting from everyone by being the prospective mama-to-be.....correction: I think she likes all the extra food.

    So I've heard, TRP! I really really want lil babehs to play with now.

    I'm almost starting to get excited about going back to school. At least, I've missed my Monday/Wednesday-class friends and luckily we all managed to get a Monday/Wednesday class together this term...so I'm seeing them on Monday! I'm looking forward to it.
    Not looking forward to school so much, mainly my Sign Language class...I think I've forgotten every bit of ASL I learned over the last term...except for "unicorn"...
    Otherwise, my classes this term are pretty great so I'm excited about them...just not Sign Language. Plus side, that's one of my Monday/Wednesday classes that I have with a friend. Friends make everything less terrible.
    My other class with friends is "Greek History". That one I'm super looking forward to. We were in "Roman History" together last term and we discovered that the same prof is teaching Greek History this coming term, at the same time as Roman last term! So we made that happen (these are the friends I was trying to hide my animal-ness from... hahahaha).
    Then on Tuesdays+Thursdays I have "History of Africa: Pre-1800" and "Jazz History". Those should both be pretty great. I really like Jazz and Africa really interests me so I'm totes on board with that.
    Yep, I'm a History major...does it show??


    Nothing great happened today...again. I'm bored. Hahaha
    My Friday lesson kid came for her lesson, we had a great time, then I hung out with Lacey+the G's, then I ran errands with a friend I hadn't seen in a while, it was pretty good. Tonight I'm making French Onion Soup for dinner = my fave.

    HOWEVER, I decided to take an "above the belly" picture of Miss Hazel, to compare to one I had taken a few weeks ago, right after I discovered that she miiiight be pregnant and I'm thinkinggg we might have a baby belly happening. Not 100% sure but her right side is definitely bigger than it was... [a goat's rumen -the "fermentation vat" they use to digest things they eat- is on her left side, babies would be on the right] (her head is ^ in both pictures, btw)
    Again with the speculation!




    That's today's "excitement".


    I took a few more pictures today...hopefully you aren't tired of seeing Lacey+the G's's faces yet...

    Lacey decided to demonstrate, again, how well she can sniff over the door. I guess she heard about how you "wanted" to see her being addicted to her "tea"! Hahaha



    "My tea is in here and I can't reach it!! HOW DARE YOU."



    This was hilarious. I was trying to get a side shot of Miss Haze and boy, she was none to pleased about that. I know it doesn't show in her face at all. HILARIOUS.
    I also love how she parked all out like a TWH or something. Silly girl!



    Nap time!



    Green grass+goatie goats. Haze was lying down a whole lot today... I figure probably because it finally got up to 40* today and the wind has finally stopped = time to get out of the shed for the first time really all week and sunbathe!



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        01-04-2013, 08:49 PM
      #216
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    Wallaby,
    I really think you should look at creating a blog. You could get enough followship that you could actually make money with advertisers buying space on it. Your photos are very appealing, and sometimes gorgeous. But, they are what they are because of your narrations.


    Right, everyone?
         
        01-04-2013, 09:14 PM
      #217
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    Das Right!
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        01-04-2013, 10:45 PM
      #218
    Weanling
    I would follow it Wallaby :) One thing I would recommend if you do start a blog though is putting a copyright on your pictures;)
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        01-04-2013, 11:07 PM
      #219
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    And a watermark. You can buy online watermarking programs for about 40$ or less. I had one and when I got my new laptop, I didn't bother to buy a new one. I should, I know.
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        01-05-2013, 12:54 AM
      #220
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    And a watermark. You can buy online watermarking programs for about 40$ or less. I had one and when I got my new laptop, I didn't bother to buy a new one. I should, I know.
    It may take a little more time, but you can even use GIMP to create and do it. I've tried paid programs and GIMP is my favorite. Haha. There are probably some other free graphic programs that will work just the same.
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