LGRS Blog

Goat Kid Caught In Fence

A warning to anyone aspiring to be a goat herder: Please use proper fencing. Cattle panels are dangerous for goats and sheep, especially the young ones. That is to say, do NOT use panels that are 6x6 inches. They can get caught easily owing to their horns and this can...

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Canada Geese Eye Goat Herd

That pretty pair of Canada Geese is back again to visit this Spring. We are pretty sure they are attracted to our domestic Chinese Geese because.. well our geese are are so loud. This lovely pair was following the goat herd as they were being fed. You can see them...

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Gaggle Gets Goat’s Attention

Our geese not only sound the alarm when they see or hear something they don't like, but they also demand attention at feeding time. In fact, they will delay gobbling down their grains and veggies to spend time with us when we come down to their area. Here in this...

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Donkeys Beg from Mule

Now before you think those beautiful John donkeys go hungry -- they just ate. But they are real pigs and always want more. So here is Jules, Herschel, Kharma, and Zeus all begging from Buddy the John mule. Buddy ain't havin' it though. He's staked his claim on that...

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Buddy Bolts from the Mist

Our new-to-the-sanctuary mule "Buddy" has been here for a week now and is settling in to a predictable routine. That routine centers on his obsession over the mare / shepherdess "Cowgirl." Buddy the john mule is separated from Cowgirl by a fence that runs the...

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Sorrel John Mule “Buddy” Arrives at LGRS

This beautiful older mule "Buddy" has joined the equine ranks today at LGRS. He was delivered by Lawrence over at Glue Factory Renegades earlier this morning (Feb 20, 2021). The team at GFR housed and quarantined Buddy for a few weeks after his health check and...

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Meadowlark Pilfers Chicken Feed

This beautiful western meadowlark has been poking around the chicken house down at the hangar barn lately. The chickens sloppily kick up feed behind them when they scratch the ground -- kind of like a dog will spray dirt behind itself when digging. This sends seed out...

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Barefoot Trim for Cowgirl

Our farrier, Chad Holt and his wife and partner Barbara spent a number of hours over at Lucky Glider ranch tending to hoof trims for eight donkeys and also Cowgirl the mare. We are very grateful for the deft handling of the beloved critters by Chad and Barbara....

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John Donkey Muddy Breakfast

Cowgirl's not the only beast at the ranch who rolls in mud after it rains. Four of our John Donkeys greeted me at breakfast time with mud caked all over them. They rubbed up against me jostling for the food bucket and again - mud all over. Notice how Jules, the dark...

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Cowgirl Gets a Carrot

Our sweet shepherdess Cowgirl the mare is very well behaved when it's time for her morning and afternoon feeding. All we have to do is yell "Cowgirl!" and she comes running into the barn and straight into her stall where we have her feed bucket hung. We sequester her...

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Goat Kid Caught In Fence

Goat Kid Caught In Fence

A warning to anyone aspiring to be a goat herder: Please use proper fencing. Cattle panels are dangerous for goats and sheep, especially the young ones. That is to say, do NOT use panels that are 6x6 inches. They can get caught easily owing to their horns and this can...

read more
Canada Geese Eye Goat Herd

Canada Geese Eye Goat Herd

That pretty pair of Canada Geese is back again to visit this Spring. We are pretty sure they are attracted to our domestic Chinese Geese because.. well our geese are are so loud. This lovely pair was following the goat herd as they were being fed. You can see them...

read more
Gaggle Gets Goat’s Attention

Gaggle Gets Goat’s Attention

Our geese not only sound the alarm when they see or hear something they don't like, but they also demand attention at feeding time. In fact, they will delay gobbling down their grains and veggies to spend time with us when we come down to their area. Here in this...

read more
Donkeys Beg from Mule

Donkeys Beg from Mule

Now before you think those beautiful John donkeys go hungry -- they just ate. But they are real pigs and always want more. So here is Jules, Herschel, Kharma, and Zeus all begging from Buddy the John mule. Buddy ain't havin' it though. He's staked his claim on that...

read more
Buddy Bolts from the Mist

Buddy Bolts from the Mist

Our new-to-the-sanctuary mule "Buddy" has been here for a week now and is settling in to a predictable routine. That routine centers on his obsession over the mare / shepherdess "Cowgirl." Buddy the john mule is separated from Cowgirl by a fence that runs the...

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