1. My baby goat Ghiselle (13 months old) has a lymph node swelling- took her to the vet, vet wants to do penicillin and banamine for 4 days to see if it will help reduce it. (Update: it was NOT CAE, but an infection in lymph node, we drained it twice and it still came back so I injected it with penicillin and drained it and it finally went away).
2. My own stupid dog grabbed one of my goats ears through the fence. She lost 1/2 the ear and the vet put her on penicillin and banamine also. My poor girl! I hope she turns out ok. I guess that saying when it rains it pours is in order! Oiy, I don't want my goats to have problems!
3. This month we will be packing the house for our move.
So I have a yearling that we bred on March 11th. I was almost POSITIVE she was pregnant. She was getting bigger and bigger and I was even taping her weight and it was going up, and then it seems like overnight she was skinny again. I'm 100% sure I felt something move on her right side and now nothing. She hasn't developed an udder yet either and only 1 month to go so I think I've given up hope that she settled. Darn. I really wanted the experience of having one goat give birth before I have to go and do all of them at once!
Well we finally bought boxes today. We've been through several rooms in the house cleaning them out and what-not, but now for the 'real' packing. I can't wait to move and save money but it's so scary in the mean-time! So daunting I guess.
I sent out a certified letter to one of the people whom I purchased one of my goats from asking him to sign and return the bill of sale for her so I can transfer her into my name. I'm so anxious to see how this turns out! I just want him to do the right thing and sign it and send it back so I can get on with my life.
My baby girl Joline is doing better with her half-ear. Poor baby. The part that doesn't have skin is finally starting to dry up, I think the aluspray actually delayed healing since it made such an effective cover, it didn't allow it to dry out which it needs to do in order to fall off so the ear skin can heal back together. I am going to start soaking it again 2 x a day in iodine water.
Tomorrow is the last day of summer school and I am really happy about that. Next semester doesn't start until August 20th, so I get a little bit of a break. That will give me time to pack and move.
I've nervous about not having enough money for the pens and barn at the new place.
I don't think my yearling doe settled. She is about 3 weeks away from her due date and there is almost no udder to speak of. Man I am so bummed! I was so hoping for the chance to have the experience of ONE before I have to breed all 6 again.
I'm also nervous because I have added 'duties' at the new place and between that and my farm I'm worried I'll be too busy with school. And that's not even counting the time I need to try and squeeze in for working! OIY! I signed up for my classes next semester. It's 12 units, but it's like 5 classes and a lab, so that's A LOT for me to do on top of everything else. Only problem is if I don't take 12 units I won't get my scholarship money for the semester. Bad part is too that I only have about 4 more classes until I graduate with my degrees, but they are only offering like 1 class per semester because of budget cuts. So what I am going to do to get the units is just fill up the units needed with classes that I would need anyway if I was going to transfer somewhere. All in all STILL about 4 semesters left before I graduate, even though I am soooo close. I'm getting senioritis... I just want it to be over already, lol... Who knows what I'll do after that... try to get a part-time job making money I guess! Hopefully the farm will be making more money by then too.
I guess I just need to step back and take a deep breath! I have so much going on it's giving me anxiety attacks!