I was thrilled for Friday to arrive this week because we were scheduled to integrate Llenny into the goat herd. My son helped on Friday evening, and we had him out with the goats on a lead. It went so well that the next morning I opened the little red gate.
He’s been a bit of a pacer up there by himself. I’m glad to stop the expansion of the Llenny Trench along my fence. I really almost fell on my butt when I went up there later.
He came out and explored the barnyard.
Somehow, he still had a fence between him and the goats because they just happened to be in the other half of the barnyard. They went out to pasture leaving him up here, which gave him time to explore and get comfortable.
My only concern was him seeing the dog, but he’s gotten used to her. He did sound his high alert once, (you can hear it HERE) but then he went back to exploring.
Finally, the goats came back, and he was on a quest to sniff one.
Five kids running
Sniffing a little kid
He wasn’t quite ready to go through the barn.
Peeking around my walls
Eventually, he did. It even seemed like a good place to take short rest.
Finally, by evening, he made it out to pasture.
The goats are still a bit nervous around him, but he is really just doing his own thing. In the photos it might look like he was chasing them, but he was really still just walking and exploring and sniffing everything he went past. When the goats didn’t move, he walked past. If they ran from him, he just walked. He wasn’t going after them at all. You can see that in a video HERE.
Even though I turned him out onto forty acres, he’s still willing to come up (really close) and see me.
I certainly think he liked what he saw (me, goats and green stuff).
I’m glad to have a llama back on the farm!
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