We've had a LOT of windy days lately. Yesterday I picked up a wheelbarrow load of windfall apples from under one tree. The ones in the bowls are the only ones I thought were fit for human consumption. The rest are too damaged or green or wormy. The critters are thrilled with the bounty, but we can't feed too many apples at once or they'll get tummy aches!
I took Katniss over to the kid's 4-H leaders place so she could get intimately acquainted with this big boy. He is a fully register Boer, which makes it possible to register their babies as 50% Boer even though Katniss is a grade animal. If we continue to breed that offspring to registered bucks, eventually we will have fully registered Boer stock. Katniss is a husky girl for a dairy goat, so I think we should get some good sized off-spring out of this cross.
Valentine managed to slice open her hip. Why do they always do stuff like this on weekends or holidays? I payed the after hours vet fee, thinking she needed stitches, but once Valentine was doped up and the wound cleaned, the vet said the edges were tight to the skin, so there really wasn't anything to stitch up. It just needs to heal on its own. The cause? Not sure. There isn't anything sharp in the pen. The vet thought it looked like a blunt trauma injury--that she may have run too close to the feeder or a fence post and caught herself on it.
If I'm not posting here, I'm probably out horsing around!