Tag Archives: ditch

A Tricky Walk

28 Feb

Most times, the goats can travel in pasture with no problems.  But with the bit of snow that was left in pasture, it made it tricky walking in some places.

Peneolpe

Luckily, Penelope didn’t fall into the ditch.

The Old Lady’s Still Got It

22 Feb

Dolly is my oldest goat on the farm.  She’s only eighteen days older than Stormy and Litha, but she is still the oldest.

Dolly

When we were at pasture last weekend, she decided it was time to cross the ditch to the other side.

She doesn’t look too sure about her decision.

Then her boy, Pluto, joined her.  You can’t let the kid see you’re getting old.

She made it!

Pluto showed off his moves.

Then it was time to head back to the barnyard.

Dolly and Pluto followed by Astra, Pistol, and Antigone

She might have needed a nap after that.

Always Fence to Fix

26 Mar

The nice weather and snow melting away means the goats have started going back out to pasture.

Even my old ladies left the Love Shack and lounged out in the front pasture for a while.

Clover, Lily, Cupid, Harley, and Pistol

Saturday morning, I looked out the window and once again saw my goats in the no-man’s land at the bottom of my farm.  Seriously?

image from last fall when they were naughty

After doing major reworking of the barn, so my moms could have another section for them and the kids, I got the rest of the herd back where they belong.

Caroline

They might look all innocent just basking in the sun, but they were just waiting for the opportune moment to sneak back down the hill and get out again.

Luckily, my nephew came out and set several posts across the ditch.  I believe the goats went around my snow fence (this was after I tied it back up).

Then I went into town and got the Ranger.  It was nice to have it out again, even if it was to haul panels down to fix the fence.

I really didn’t think I’d make it if I tried carrying the panels from the barnyard.

I got a bit creative, and managed to get it blocked.

Hopefully, this will work for a while.