Thursday, December 9, 2010

Goats and Snow

This is Moonshadow,aka Moo, Moonie a disbudded 5 year old Nigerian/Pygmy cross wether.

This is Obi-Wan, my 4 year old Angora cross wether.

In the next photo:In the front left is Daphne, aka "Fat Daphne", Daffy, age unknown; To her right,er son, Oberhasli brown wether Derek, one of Daphne's twins(Daphne had twins, his sister not pictured, but easy to see why I had to pull the first during birth. First born was his sister, and she was bigger than Derek!) In the background is Piper, one year old cashmere wether.

Piper, Obi, and Moonie had their hooves done today. I have not been keeping up with hooves;I noticed Moo had a bulge on one of his front clews, and it turned out to be a nasty case of hoof rot. The wall was separated from the sole quite aways up. I trimmed it way up and doused it with Hoof and heel. I'll have to keep after it. The snow should help keep it clean. Piper has good feet, they were just long. Obi had some rot in his curly tippy toes, and needed a big trim.

1 comment:

~Tonia said...

Moonie is CUTE! Of course they all are but spots always catch the eye! If there is ONE thing I could change about goats top of the list would be NO TRIMMING HOOVES!!lol
Wanted to let you know our grass isnt that green.. Some of those pictures are from earlier this year. We still have some but mostly cool weather stuff.. I am going to try and get a picture of the outside of the house light up sometime next week....
I hope you are feeling better or possibly gotten to see the doctor for you thyroid?... The girls have an appointment this next week.. They are sooo excited hopefully you can read the sarcasm there!lol