Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekend Update...

Well after much gut-wrenching deliberation we made the decision to euthanize Midnight this weekend. I don't want to get into the specifics but he wasn't doing good and he was to the point where he was obviously suffering. The decision to cull is a difficult one, but in the end I feel we did the morally right thing in building a stronger herd and helping to ease a sick animal's suffering. So now we are down to 6 goats. We are keeping a very close watch on these to make sure that none of them show signs of illness because if they do I'm hauling them to the Pulaski vet first thing. I feel we did right by Midnight, but I don't want to do it again if I can help it.

I was worried yesterday afternoon when Guthrie got the squirts for a little while and was ready to put him in the car and carry him to the vet. I realized that it was probably because I had given him what I figured to be his last bottle that morning after him not having one for a couple of days. The milk didn't sit well I guess you could say. He is all better today with no more signs of the scours or any trouble at all. I guess he is fully weaned now. And I am guessing he is polled since he has no horns yet, just two little nubs.

We began working on the trellises for the beans today. Yesterday I made the compost tumbler in about an hour. I will post the how-to project later tonight after Finn is asleep. It was pretty simple and cost about $20 total.

More in a little while...


  1. So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose one even though it happens to everyone sooner or later. We are dealing with a very sick horse right now. The vet seems to think it might be cancer but another appointment was made for tomorrow. I know it is the right and humane thing to do, to end their suffering when nothing else can be done but it is never easy. So sorry about Midnight.

  2. thanks. did you get to look at the composter post? I was thinking you were the one who wanted to see it the most :)


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