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Happy Goats

6 Apr

Once I got the cows on the Back Forty, I set about moving the goats around.  First, I let my moms out.  They were very happy to see they could get to pasture.

goats going to pasture

Some took off without thought of their kids.  Some kids followed and some stayed in the barnyard.

Blaze's doe Sugar's buck and doe

Blaze’s doe
Sugar’s buck and doe

Pistol was a bit more conservative and made sure she had all three of her kids.

doe goat and triplest

They had only been out there a couple of minutes, when my non-mom goats noticed their companions had been let out into the big pasture.  It didn’t matter that they’d had access to the front pasture for the last couple of weeks while the moms were locked in the barnyard.  Nope.  They were still jealous.

goats in pasture

They ran to join the moms.  I’m not going to lie.  I think a goose might have been run over.

running goat collage

Even my ten-year-olds joined in the race to the pasture (well, Millie walked regally out to pasture).  Minnie and Meg were acting like spring kids!

old goats collage

Of course, when the two groups met, it required the typical head-butting and horn locking behaviors that drive me crazy.

doe goat fight collage

It didn’t last long though because everyone wanted to eat.

goats in pasture

There were family reunions.  Star was quick to locate her mom, Vixen.

doe goats

Everyone was happy with the move.

wether goat in pasture

Litha’s quads found my thinking stone.  I’m impressed!

goat kid rock collage

Finally, the llama joined the party!

llama

Everyone is on the Back Forty that’s supposed to be there!

Sharing with Song-ography where the song is Happy by Parrell Williams, Shadow Shot Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Mosaic Monday, Mandarin Orange Monday, and Blue Monday.