Beauty Shop


Tomorrow one lucky Ram gets to visit the girls for a while and they need to get ready. After spending the summer out making pasture land the girls are in desperate need for a trip to the beauty shop. Jeepers (left) and Kia don’t look too excited.


Katydid knows that she will be more attractive once she has had her hooves trimmed and a bit of “knit” killer added to her wool. The girls would also get some wormer and a dose of pro-biotics.


The Commander would grab the girls one by one and bring them into a stall for their beauty “treatment”. They all let me do their hooves with no issues. I checked all their eyelids for signs of worm induced anemia and they looked great – I gave them the wormer anyhow, just in case.


Once they were done I would put just a bit of grain in their bowl and the Commander would let them down to eat, as he held them in place I would add the “knit” killer to their wool. I didn’t see any “knits” on anyone but it is probably better to be safe than sorry.


The only girl that gave us trouble was Kia, she seems to be a lot smarter than the rest of them. She never falls for the tricks we use to catch everyone, I think she has a strong Icelandic streak in her.

Kia seemed to want to let us know just who was boss. Temper, temper darling! (The guineas sat outside the sheep shed screaming the whole time we were in there, nice.)

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12 comments on “Beauty Shop

  1. NancyDe says:

    I need to do the hooves on my sheep and worm them soon. It is so wet, a bit of Koppertox wouldn't be amiss, either. How do you check for anemia?

  2. Chai Chai says:

    Nancy, I have been studying the FAMACHA system. This link has a brief that explains things very well. It is a bit heavy with background but starting at slide 28 the FAMCHA eye color system is explained with examples.http://www.extension.umn.edu/meatgoats/components/pdfs/FAMACHA_Postels.pdfHope this helps, worms are probably a big problem out in Hawaii.

  3. NancyDe says:

    Thanks! We are up higher where it is a little cooler, but yes, worms are a problem. I worm everyone (sheep and horses) every month.

  4. Christine says:

    Precisely why I don't have guineas. We had them when I was a kid and boy do they ever make a racket.

  5. Chai Chai says:

    Christine, Love your blog! We have so many ticks here that the guineas are a must, I just wish they would calm down just a little.

  6. I love the sheep! I love Kia's little temper tantrum, too, she is so cute! And I love the guineas. I have gotten used to that noise – if you didn't mention it, I wouldn't have even noticed it in your video. That's just a normal sound to my ears, now!

  7. Chai Chai says:

    Lynn, Its funny you say that because the first time I played the video I didn't notice the guineas either!

  8. Farmgirl_dk: says:

    Ah yes, a shot of the Commander. I expected nothing less (or more)! LOL

  9. Chai Chai says:

    The Commander says he has gotten more picture time than your wonderful husband….

  10. Farmgirl_dk: says:

    Ah ha ha ha! I'm totally BUSTED, aren't I?Ah, but wait. Please tell The Commander: 1)that this totally made me laugh, 2) that I like his gloves and 3) that he may or may not be correct. My husband can be seen in, at least, the following posts: http://critterfarmgirl.blogspot.com/2008/05/trying-to-keep-chickens-cool.html http://critterfarmgirl.blogspot.com/2008/10/at-last-chicken-door.html http://critterfarmgirl.blogspot.com/2009/02/almost-perfect-day.html http://critterfarmgirl.blogspot.com/2009/11/bubba-zucchini-hits-road.html(Do we possibly have kindred-spirit men or what?) lol

  11. Chai Chai says:

    I had to laugh that you even cut off Paul Bunyon's head in the picture you took of him. The family portrait was just like one I would take, I think it runs in my family, way back to my famous great great great grandfather. You may have heard of him, the Headless Horseman.I think I got a good view of Jim on the beach, the yellow arrows did help a bit.

  12. Farmgirl_dk: says:

    Haaaa, wow, you've got some pretty famous relatives, don't you?And right? I was hoping those yellow arrows would help. 😉

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