I was disappointed that our Nigora, Brown Sugar, had a felted fleece, and Angie, our grey Angora, has a lot of VM. But Mr. D. and Coug had nice fleeces. Above is Coug, our Angora wether, before shearing, and below is afterward.
In addition to shearing goats, I trimmed 16 goat’s hooves (64 feet’s worth). I immunized with CDT, wormed with ivermectin, and gave copper boluses 2.5 grams each. Everyone’s condition seemed good except the chronically thin older Alpine and Angora does. The wethers were removed from the herd so I can start graining the does more. Kidding is less than one month away!
The other issue of the day is catching a rabbit. Foo, our mini Rex rabbit, escaped from the rabbit pen a couple of days ago. Here she is:
She seemed to be enjoying herself ,but she is quick visible to the many raptors we have here. So today we finally caught her. It took both of us to chase her down and net her. She is pretty fast and actually pretty smart too. She faked me out a few times and has some good moves too. Anyway, now she is safe and sound back with the other rabbits in her pen. No more freedom for a white rabbit.