Summer Solstice breakout

Broken wire ties are the culprits in the break-out
Broken wire ties are the culprits in the break-out

All week I have been freeing up green panels wherever they are not being useful, planning to get them in a spot so I can let the mamas and babies into an area that has a lot of weeds and grass. It’s always the way however! John got up early this morning and I was steadfastly trying to sleep until 6, but I was awake when he came in a little before that and told me that it looked like the goats were out of the paddock. I don’t panic, as the mamas won’t leave the babies behind, and it appeared as though all of them were not there, some were inside, some were out. And they don’t go far even when there isn’t as much to eat as there is right now.

Enjoying some extra green
Enjoying some extra green

I got up and had my coffee, and when I began hearing babies crying for their mamas, I went out. All the kids had gone inside the paddock, and only two moms were out. Zelda had gone all the way around and was bellowing right at the gate, and Pippi was still up on the hill. They came right back in, and they got their morning grain. After they had a little hay in their tummies I put the green panels in place and let them go a little wild in the weedy areas. By mid-afternoon they were resting in the greenhouse, belching up wonderful grassy green smells.

Henry getting ready to back flip off the pile
Henry getting ready to back flip off the pile

They went out again late afternoon and played around the loam pile, some of them on the top and then doing back flips coming down. Couldn’t get a good photo of that, it happens too fast! Oh well, they are in their pen for the night, tomorrow they will have another chance.

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