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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.

Kids on the Rocks

8 May

Despite allergies, I decided yesterday that I needed to go for a short walk in pasture to see the goats (and take blog pictures).  I put on my mask and went out to pasture.  That almost immediately led to the discovery of a handful of goats that had gone under the fence and were off my property.  So I fixed fence.

On the way back, there were a bunch of kids playing on the rocks, so I stopped for a couple of pictures.

I thought Tansy and Tiger were the cutest–just lying together and enjoying the day.

Tansy (front) and Tiger

I was also thrilled that Popcorn had joined the rest of the herd out in pasture.

Popcorn

Of course, as soon as he saw me, he had to come over, so no “king of the rock” picture for him.