OK, so today was the day to give shots and shave udders on the bred goats. Everyone but the specific goats would get on the milk stand and stay there. I kept having to knock goats out of the way. Yes I know it would have been much easier if the milk stand was in a secluded area, but I don't have that luxury just yet. These goats I was after have horns and they really do make good handles but these goats are very strong and heavy. I felt like I was wrestling an elephant. They would plant their front feet and no amount of prodding would move them along. DH finally had to get behind and use his knee in the butt. I ended up putting the feed in the pan while holding horns and picking up the front feet, locking the head into the head gate, and then picking up the back end. I then had 3 other goats trying to eat the feed in the pan. I kept knocking them out of the way so I could check this goat over and give CD&T shot. I could not shave the udder cause the batteries in the trimmer were too low. I did find out that Tilly's udder is a bit smaller than my eyes had imagined. I figure we will go until her due date of 2/20/09. HK Tracy was a different story. Tracy is wild and mean with foot long horns. Her udder is about the same size, maybe slightly larger but this will be her 2nd time. Last time she had a single who nursed 1 teat so shes a bit lopsided. Shes filling nicely and the udder is evening out a bit. The larger teat is still larger right now and we will take care of that after she freshens. Tracy sat down and danced on the stand so we will use hobbles and a bucket. Shes not due till the first of March. Both goats finally got their shots and a really good checking over. I could see babies kicking in both their belly's. Both have nice red eyelids but they have coarse hair. Looks like I need to get some copper into them. I usually just give the minerals when I feed but I suppose there is something to leaving it out free choice. Project for tomorrow will be making a mineral feeder. I was going to trim feet but that will have to wait for another day. I was wore out after that circus event. I will keep putting them on the stand to get them used to me messing with udders and such. Maybe I can mellow Tracy out a little this way.