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Those Boys

31 Aug

The boys are still driving me crazy.  Although I did manage to catch my wethers Sunday evening and get them sorted off.

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I feel bad having them shut in the small north paddock, but I also don’t want them getting bladder stones.  They don’t seem to believe me that it’s for their own good.

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I’ve added to my list of bothersome boys.  I thought I heard a kid yelling when I got home Sunday afternoon from a photo shoot, so I went out to pasture.  I was expecting to see Gomez.  I’d already removed his head from the fence earlier in the day.  Sadly it has been a habit of his lately.  I was a bit surprised to see Red with him.

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Gomez wasn’t actually very stuck.  He got his head out before I reached him.  Red, on the other hand, was quite stuck.  I removed his head from the fence.

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Then we all three rejoined the herd.  They were certainly happy to see their moms.

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I hoped Red was going to be smart (they usually are) and not take after Gomez who has been a habitual head sticker.  I didn’t want to risk him getting stuck all day while I was at work, so I weaned him.  When I got home Monday, he was stuck again.  Hopefully, he sticks to putting his head through the panels because he can still get his head out of there.  So far.

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It’s not like he’s starving.  Look at all the weeds and such.  You can barely see the other yard goats.

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Some kids just don’t learn.

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Solving the Yard Goat Problem

25 May

With my garden getting tilled, I had to figure out what to do with my yard goats.  I do believe last summer Sam enjoyed snacking on my green bean plants. I didn’t want a repeat.

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Xerxes (back) and Sam

That means I had to have another fence.  I had panels up north, where we had the petting zoo at the pumpkin patch last fall.

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I had to bring them to my yard with the help of my trusty Ranger.

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Then I put up a fence all across the yard.

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The boys were a bit disappointed about having their space cut in half, but they still have plenty of space.

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Hopefully, I’ll get these veggies planted (between rain showers) and have a great harvest.

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This is a good addition to the yard!

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Happy Goats and Green

5 May

The rain followed by our current sunny skies mean happy goats and lots of green!

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Pasture_6075ewsI am ready for summer!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  This week’s items are at the top of my side bar.

Today I’m joining Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.