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Gone

30 Apr

I came home on Thursday and noticed Antigone and her little girl snuggling together.  I asked her where Spuds was, but wasn’t too worried. He’s often off with other goats.

Antigone and Spunky

But when the herd was heading back out to pasture and I saw Spunky nursing without her brother, I worried.

Spunky

Actually, I didn’t worry.  I already knew.  But I went everywhere and searched every nook and cranny where he might have gotten stuck, but he was just gone. Coyotes.

This is a direct result of the neighbors tilling and planting corn-on-corn and tearing out waterways allowing all that debris to wash out my fence preventing me from keeping my goats off the back part of the pasture where coyotes can lurk in the woods and just grab a kid.

Spuds

I now have everyone on the front pasture.

The four boys are in the small pen off the buck room.

Benji, Frodo, Freddie, and Xerxes

My hope is to spend Sunday getting the fence fixed so they can go back out on the front half of pasture.

Walking

2 Oct

I’m trying to do more walking in pasture, which isn’t easy since I’ve gone back to work.

Aurora coming up from pasture

Bob wanting to know when we’re going to the house

Bubbles

Coyote den that was newly dug in July

These flowers are blooming all along the ditch

Goats in pasture: Cinnamon, Fannie, Astra, Bambi and Daisy

Taking the camera for blog pictures helps me justify this healthy activity, instead of working at the computer.

Freed

28 Aug

I finally let Annie and Caroline out of the Love Shack because Annie’s wounds were getting healed and I didn’t have to worry about catching her for more shots.  They are both quite happy to be free and going back out to pasture.

Annie

Caroline

Hopefully, I don’t have to worry about more coyote attacks once the fence is finished.