A Change of Habit

23 May

The goats have been going out to pasture as soon as the sun comes up and then stay out most of the day.  I’ve been waiting for that habit to change, so I can let them out on the back part of the Back Forty and not have to worry about coyotes.  They finally switched!  Now they have all of the Back Forty to roam.

See how tall it is behind the gates?

Honestly, I’ve also been waiting for the drought to end also.  We’ve had rain for the last eight or nine days, and everything is growing like crazy.  That makes me feel a lot better about letting them out there also.

With the rain, the front half is looking good again, but they do like the tall stuff.

Luckily,  most of them saw me coming down to the gates, so they knew where I was at.  They did ignore me for a while when I called to them.

Are you talking to us?

Eventually, they started wandering my way to see why I was yelling for them.

When they noticed the open gates, that made them come on a run.

Most of them stopped to grab a mouthful as soon as they hit the tall stuff.

Popcorn

Glory

Caroline

Soon, everyone was coming through and wandering off.

Of course, some of the kids didn’t follow because they had no idea what was going on.

I figure they  have to come back through the gates so it will all be fine.

3 Responses to “A Change of Habit”

  1. Jeanne May 23, 2021 at 5:34 pm #

    Oh, they’re such goofy goaties!! What do you yell, when you’re calling them?
    I had to chuckle, when I saw that they were running toward you. Obviously, they knew then, what you wanted them for, when they saw the gates.

    • Teresa May 23, 2021 at 5:44 pm #

      I usually yell, “Hey, goats.” Sometimes, if they don’t see me, they just run straight for the barnyard because they think I’m going to feed them. So I’m glad they at least knew where I was.

  2. janicead May 24, 2021 at 6:44 pm #

    Beautiful green pastures.

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