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Closing the Gates

28 Oct

I decided last weekend it was time to close the gates to the back half of the Back Forty.  I noticed the llamas up in the barnyard getting a drink, so I decided it was a good time.  Of course, by the time I got out there, they were headed back out to pasture.

Maybeline and Aurora

I also saw the goats were on the back part of the pasture, but it looked like they were coming back up.

Goats on the back side of pasture.

I went out and greeted them by the gate.

Moose leading the herd.

When they went through, I was waiting to close them.

I did have to wait for Antigone; she was well behind everyone else.

Antigone

The goats continued on towards the barnyard.

After fastening the gates, I turned around to see Aurora right there.  I had gotten it in the neck of time!

Aurora

All three of the girls were none too happy that they couldn’t get through.

Although Odie was content to just keep eating on this side of the fence.

Aurora, Maybeline and Odie

I feel a lot better with everyone shut away from the coyote woods with the days getting shorter.

A Good Rub

24 Oct

The goats are always trying to find a good way to scratch themselves.  They seem to really enjoy rubbing against the ditch.

Cinnamon

Wanda was really getting into it.

Wanda was a goat on a mission.

Then there’s Perdita who is using the fence to rub against.

Perdita

It’s all good.

Together Again

13 Jul

For some reason, all three days of working on the chicken-of-the-woods also saw goats getting out.  Luckily, when they get out it is basically just coming up the road to wait for me to let them in.  Still, I prefer they are not eating in the ditches and on the road.  I tried hobbling it the first day.  The second day was late in the evening, and I figured I would deal with it the next day, but chicken-of-the-woods claimed my attention again.  Well, on day three it was probably three-fourths of the herd.  Since I was talking about putting them together again, I decided this was the time to do it.

The herd on the bottom of the front pasture

I’m sure the pasture does taste old and dry, but we did at least get some rain over the weekend.

Maybeline and Odie

Anyhow, they all got to spend the rest of the day on the front pasture.  That way I didn’t have to worry about them getting out again.

Bambi, Haley, Cinnamon, and Myson joining everyone else

Ivy

I went down in the evening and put another piece of panel across where they ripped up the old snow fence barrier.

Of course, having everyone on the front pasture means nobody is weaned anymore.

Perdita nursing Astra

Joy feeding Olaf and Swen

That means no milk until they get weaned again.