Week of June 1 - The Goats have Returned! - Page Two

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 1:47 PM | Anonymous

The Goats Have Returned, Page Two

Mending fences. Repairing gates. Setting up water stations for the goats. Harvesting plants. Making remedies. Hanging shelves and lanterns. And goat watch. The first goat watch since last June.

Usually, I confine a new animal for several days to acclimate it to its new home. These goats struck me as being ready to go out as soon as they arrived though, so I did not delay. 

They had spent the night in the barn and knew where “home” was now. We unclipped them and off we went.

The new goats – Sandy-ha, Lilith, and the kids (in order of lightness) Isis Fawn Star, Astrid Dawn Star, and Alexia Dark Star – have, up until now, spent their lives behind fences.

The unfenced spaces of Laughing Rock frightened them. It took quite a bit of running and yelling to get them down the road to the pasture by the goat tower, where there is a fence. Once there, they settled down and took in their new surroundings.

It didn’t take long for the Star sisters to find the goat tower and discover the stairs. [photo B] Now, a few days since their first encounter, the Star sisters climb up the tower for their afternoon nap on the top floor, and the big goats enjoy the cool shade inside the tower on the bottom floor.

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