Spring Goat Maintenance and Better Homes and Gardens New England Boiled Dinner

Yesterday was Goat Maintenance which basically what we do each month except also giving copper boluses. Here is Billy on the stand with Tom getting things ready in the background.


In Billy’s case though there is extra work. He has a bad wheel that the vet showed us how to add Bovibond to in order to straighten it and improve his gait.  The last Bovibond hoof came off about 1 week ago so he is due for a replacement.  


Fortuantely I found the part that feel off so Tom just added so of the Bovibond glue to it,


And then added more after it was placed on his hoof.


I know it is not pretty but it works.


We were both exhausted after goat wrangling and fell asleep early.

Today, I picked the New England Boiled Dinner from this 1950 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.


I bought it in Memphis in 2018 in a cool building salvage shop there.  


Here is the recipe.  I thought it was appropriate for Saint Patrick’s Day.


Here are the vegetables cooked.


And here is my meal complete with a Guinness.


I am wearing my Ben and Jerry’s T-shirt (the only thing I have that has both green and orange on it) and enjoying my meal.

And in great news, Tom go this first coronavirus vaccine today, the first day of his eligibility. He received the Moderna vaccine. I am so proud of him as he worked hard to find this appointment and get his eligibility verified. It is a great sense of relief that this will decrease both of our chances of getting this nasty virus.

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5 Responses to Spring Goat Maintenance and Better Homes and Gardens New England Boiled Dinner

  1. Jeanne says:

    Hey, Donna! Your dinner looks really good! Too bad you didn’t share a picture of you in your Ben & Jerry’s shirt, though!

    I found it interesting, to learn about Billy’s hoof! Is it painful for him?

  2. Love comfort meals like this. Reminds me of my childhood.

  3. Jeanne says:

    I meant to say that I’m m very glad Tom got his first vaccine! I’m supposed to get my second one on Saturday. I hope I don’t end up in the hospital after my appointment today, so things don’t get messed up! I don’t know what’s going to happen with this leg!

  4. FullyFleeced says:

    that’s interesting about Billy- so it looks like you are affixing a block to the outer edge of the hoof for support? is his problem an issue with the formation of the hoof itself, or doe she have a weak ankle?

    • Donna says:

      He had a ligament tear in his ankle. I kept trying to trim his hooves to try to correct for it but never could. This works great but we need to get better at having it stay on longer.

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