When I went out to milk goats this morning, the first thing I noticed was Vixen and her kids on the wrong side of the barnyard. Then I saw Maggie. As I looked around, I saw several moms on the wrong side. That means my goats were all mixed together again instead of having my moms on the front pasture.
Joani with Gomez and Tish
It certainly makes my March babies look big.
Dolly with Rufus
I wondered what happened that caused them to get mixed together, but then I saw my gate had been opened. Then I saw Sugar.
Seriously? She had to have been fighting with someone and opened the gate in the process.
Of course, my first thought was my aging herd queen, Minnie Pearl. She should not be fighting at all, and I’d already had to separate her and Penny last night. You know. Summer solstice and full moon shenanigans were quite prevalent last night. Anyhow, Minnie had no evidence of fighting.
In fact, the only other goat I could find with just a dab of blood on her horn was Helen. Really? Sugar looks like that and my CAE arthritis medicine very night because she can hardly walk goat wins the fight? Wow.
My only concern with everyone being mixed together was how the new kids would handle going out to the Back Forty. They really haven’t learned to follow their moms in pasture because my front pasture is so thick I can’t hardly walk out there. Only one mom took her kids out. Guess who…
Wanda with Charlie and Ava
Wanda, my only first time mom, with the youngest and smallest kids took them out to pasture. Luckily, she brought them both back! Good job, Wanda! Vinnie was more practical and left Virgil up here while she went out to eat.
Vinnie and Virgil
By this evening, everyone seemed to have figured out they had the whole barnyard. Look at those two lining up to be milked.
Cinnamon followed by Clover
They were closely followed by Haley. I guess, for better or worse, we’re back to one big goat group.