Luckily, since the great fiasco of the bucks joining the whole herd earlier in the week, they have stayed where I put them. Fionn spends a lot of time looking longingly at the girls. That’s fine as long as he stays on his side of the fence.
The little bucks I had to put in the Love Shack and my yearling bucks are still there. Xerxes thinks Daisy is adorable.
I feel bad that they are a bit crowded, but they leave me no choice.
Since I got them in the smaller space, I managed to get them wormed. I have decided to eliminate some testosterone on the farm. My big wild June boys are going to get sold this weekend (if all goes well).
My wethers are still up north. They make me feel guilty too about having them shut off the Back Forty, but I don’t want to risk bladder stones.
In good news, the bottom that was pure clover is starting to fill in with grass. Hopefully in another year or so it will be mostly grass and I won’t have to shut the wethers in.
Just when I thought I had everything under control, I heard the faint sound of a kid in the distance. I took inventory and realized it was Red. Although this is the image from the other day, he looked about the same. It was nearly dark by the time I got his head out of the fence and we made it back to the barnyard.
He has now joined the rest of the yard kids. Oh yeah, Gomez is going to leave the farm too. Hopefully, my mom won’t have to come out and check to see if he’s stuck in a fence every day.
I hope Red figures it out because he’s such a sweet boy I want to use him for the petting zoo at the pumpkin patch.
The boys are still driving me crazy. Although I did manage to catch my wethers Sunday evening and get them sorted off.
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.
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.
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.
Then we all three rejoined the herd. They were certainly happy to see their moms.
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.
It’s not like he’s starving. Look at all the weeds and such. You can barely see the other yard goats.
Some kids just don’t learn.
I hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt. I have the items for this week listed at the top of my side bar.