In keeping with my weekend task of moving all the animals around, I thought I’d share the last of my moves. MJ has been on the front pasture with the non-mom goats, but he has a really hard time getting around, and there’s no way he can walk and eat enough. He can’t go on the Back Forty with the cows because he’d try jumping them and finish himself off.
I decided to give him a section of the cattle lean to and then give him the area north of my barn. The llama is annoyed because he had taken to chasing MJ away from the food and then napping on that big pile of hay.
It’s big enough for him to have plenty of exercise, but it’s small enough I can easily feed him grain and hay and keep a water tub filled for him. He also has a salt/mineral block.
I did remember to block the entrance to the small lean-to. If he tried going in there, we’d have to tear it down to get him out.
I did remember a couple of things I had to remove from the lean-to also. Blaze was glad I remembered her kids.
It’s also close enough that I can give him a lot of attention! That’s a good thing!
I also had my two big bucks shut in the small paddock off the front pasture.
It takes a lot to shut them in somewhere. My red gate is good, but they are sometimes even better at getting out. They tend to butt things and even managed to completely loosen the panel so I had a little girl join them in there. Yikes!
I used some specialist equipment to fix that problem. Twine is as handy as duct tape!
They were turned out onto the front pasture, since all the other goats are now on the Back Forty. Of course, you have to stop and try to rub some of that winter coat off on your way out to pasture. They all seem to think it’s fun to rub against the fences.
Finally, a random sleeping kid.
Everyone has been moved for the summer. Easy peasy!
The Good. The Random. The Fun. I’m also sharing with Macro Monday and Ruby Tuesday 2.