Getting Their Big Girl Tags

When our female kids are weaned and ready to move to the next stage of life here, I give them an ear tag. The tags help me with record keeping until I learn their names. Cherie learns goat faces easier than I do, so for her the tags are unnecessary. In time I won’t need them either and if a goat loses her tag as an adult, I don’t both replacing it. But at this stage of their life I find the tag useful and as far as I can tell the goats don’t mind wearing them.

We have four young does sporting new tags now.

Here’s Rosanna, before and after.

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A few minutes later

A few minutes later

Scarlet

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Annie

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Fannie declined to pose. This is the best I could do.

She's number 85

She’s number 85

Meanwhile we have ten very pregnant Mamas, due any moment. I’ve been expecting to have new baby pictures to share for the past two weeks.

Nellie on October 13

Nellie on October 13

October 25

October 25

October 26. She's been seemingly about to pop for over a week now. The others are almost as big.

October 26. She’s been seemingly about to pop for over a week now. The others are almost as big.

Wendy is equally ready to pop, but less tolerant of close-ups

Wendy is equally ready to pop, but less tolerant of close-ups

Still waiting, but looking forward to a whole bunch of kids soon. Hopefully in about 6 months, it be will time for some new ear tags.

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