Closing the Gates

17 Oct

For the last week I’ve been debating whether or not it was time to close the gates onto the back half of the Back Forty.  I finally did it last night.  I’m glad I did because the goats headed out to pasture before it was even light this morning.

That’s when it’s dangerous because coyotes do their hunting in the morning.  I feel better now, but the goats were not happy.

Moira, Caroline, Daisy, Astra, Moose, Cutie and the whole gang

They might have even been silently demanding I open the gates.  I’m pretty sure they were judging me.

Daisy, Maisie, Reva, Victoria

The whole herd was waiting for me to let them out there.

Caroline was especially sure the gates were going to open.  That is not going to happen until the days get longer next spring.

It didn’t take long for them to decide it wasn’t going to happen and go back to eating.

The only ones who weren’t mad were the llamas.

Aurora, Maybeline, and Odie

Well, they were probably irritated, too, but at least they were just ignoring me instead of being demanding.

4 Responses to “Closing the Gates”

  1. Jeanne October 17, 2020 at 10:32 pm #

    I’m hoping they won’t hold a grudge toward you! It was easy to see what they wanted. Will they be likely to go out and try out again for a while?

    They look sooo beautiful against the green of the grass.

    • Teresa October 18, 2020 at 11:46 am #

      They’ll check when they walk past it for a while, but they have plenty to eat.

  2. Eileen Wise October 18, 2020 at 4:44 am #


    They will not be mad forever, they did seem want those gates open. Cute photos of the goats and llamas. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great day week ahead!

  3. janicead October 19, 2020 at 1:31 pm #

    Ha, hard to please kids! Hope you are having a good week.

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