Taking Inventory

11 Aug

With the goats going out on the back half of the Back Forty, I need to make sure I take inventory every evening (and pay attention all day) to make sure nobody is stuck in that back fence.  It’s not easy to keep track.

I have thirty  kids who were born over spring break.  But six of them are weaned up north with Maisie.

And Gilbert is with the bucks on the front pasture.

Gilbert

That  means I have twenty-three spring break kids to keep track of.

Sonny

I also have eleven June kids to count.

Pretzel got separated and was looking for everyone else

But it’s getting hard.  Some of the spring break kids are tiny Xerxes babies who are almost as small as the June babies. And some of the June kids are getting big.

Glover by Coral and Trace

Some are also big.  They are as big as my yearling girls.

Tippy (also a Xerxes baby)

Then they don’t always hang out with their maa or siblings.

Zinnia and Ivy but Jack is nowhere to be seen

And Cutie is always off by herself with her two girls, so I tend not to find them to count.

Cutie with Sylvia and Simone

I swear to you, from a distance I can never tell if I’m seeing Rajah or 2TC.

Rajah (in front of Pretzel)

2TC has another patch on the back end.

It is definitely a challenge.

2 Responses to “Taking Inventory”

  1. Eileen Wise August 12, 2021 at 5:12 am #

    Your day is interesting, ending with counting the goats. Take care, have a great day!

  2. Jeanne August 15, 2021 at 1:28 am #

    I’m sorry to be so slow in responding on this one. I always enjoy your goats pictures and tales. Poor little Pretzel, she looked so lost out there! She probably felt lost, too.

    It must be difficult to keep track of all those rascals.

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