Friday, June 27, 2008

Taking Care of Our Goats

Sally is sad because her feet hurt. She and her sister and brothers must have their hooves cleaned and trimmed.
First we secure the little red shed.
After rounding all eight goats, we give each the medicine needed. Sometimes it takes three people to hold them down.
Jenny was very sore. She had an infection and cried in pain.
The feet must be dipped in an antibiotic solution.
The whole family gets involved in this procedure.
We give them shots also.
Here I am dipping Dolly's feet.
Garrett is also helping. Everyone got checked and ready to sell. The goats will be missed, but we must sell them because we will be getting some beef calves. Have a lovely Friday. Kathi

6 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I always find it such a helpless feeling to have to do something to an animal that I know is good for them but that they don't understand. I suppose I'm attributing too many human emotions to them, but I just wish I could telepath my thoughts to them.

I love the way you have the kids organized to help.

Pearl said...

What a touching post... my son, Alex, just loves goats! There is a place in the next state down from us with a neat goat corral. It is in with a nursery and greenhouse business. Your post reminded me that we have not taken Alex there this Summer. We'll have to take care of that! Bless those lil goats and their feet. I could not do what you and your family did. I am weak when it comes to animals not feeling well... breaks my heart. I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the new beef calves that will soon be arriving for you! You sure are a busy and amazing woman, Kathi... your family is so blessed to have you! Please take care and I hope the day is wonderful for you! God bless...

~hugs~

Pearl

Jan Parrish said...

I think I'd get too attached. That's hard.

He also looks a little scary with the horns and all. But I'm a city girl so what do I know. :)

luvmy4sons said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of work! They are so cute too! What family memories you are creating with the care of these animals!

Sharon said...

I'm glad that you are such good farmers and take such good care of your animals. Poor little goat with sore feet...ouch! It's neat that the whole family works together on this. You are so blessed Kathi to live on that farm! I wish we did!

Thanks for coming to the concert last night and supporting Kenzie and Brittany! It was so much fun! I am so very proud of them!

Love you, Sharon

nannykim said...

Sounds like a lot of work and like you really need to know about the individual animals!

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