Too Smart

3 Jul

Goats are the smartest of the barnyard animals.  They are too smart for their own good.  Once again, Moose has opened the pen and let the birds out and the goats in.


I even put a chain around the gate instead of the twine I had been using.  I don’t know if I didn’t get it slipped on properly or if he pulled just right for it to come out.  I’ve added a carabiner. If that doesn’t work. I don’t know what else to do.

Again, if they get too much grain, it will kill them.  The next morning Purl had diarrhea.  That’s a good thing. It indicates her body is still moving and isn’t blocked.  As of yet, nobody else has shown any signs.


The hens just went back in.  They are also pretty easy.

obviously, we’re molting

You might remember this is also how I lost my other peacock.  Thankfully, this one is pretty calm.  I grabbed his entire full tail (if you grab just one, he’ll let it out) and worked up to his body so I could pick him up.

nice long tail on Mr. Peacock right now

I am ready to strangle smart goats.  Between him and…

4 Responses to “Too Smart”

  1. Jeanne July 3, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

    Oh, that Moose! What a rascal he is! I hope the carabiner works! I can’t imagine how he’d be able to figure it out to get the gate open with that on there!

    I’m glad you were able to pick up the peacock. I would not have known how to do that, but then I’ve never known a peacock, either.

    I’m not sure what you were intending to say, when you didn’t finish that last sentence…

    • Teresa July 3, 2021 at 7:25 pm #

      You’ll find out the rest with tomorrow’s post!

  2. janicead July 3, 2021 at 10:04 pm #

    We had a golden retriever that could open doors with round door knobs. Animals can be so smart.

    • Teresa July 3, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

      Moose tries to open the door to the milk room. He’s killing me.

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