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Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Primrose Escapes

Prim recently found a way to escape the temporary fencing we have up for the goats.  With the wet ground, the larger fencing is not complete yet.  I had been out weeding my garden and I looked up to see her in the barn, up on the milking table.  I hollered for my daughter, but she was no where in sight.

I put her back in the stall, but when I turned around, she was right behind me.  Twice I did this.  Finally, I picked her up and took her in the house, looking for my daughter. 

"Uh, we have a goat problem," I hollered up the stairs.


"Uh, I kind of have Prim in my arms."
(followed by a room full of laughter)

 (I'm hiding and you can't see me!)

We had to screw a scrap piece of wood to the 2 x 4, to cover a small rip in the fence.  That girl (Prim) can fit through the smallest space in the fence. This poor fence has been through the mill so to speak.  It's torn and badly worn.  When the larger fence is in place, this fencing will be recycled and used to fence around my vegetable garden (to keep the chickens out).  However, do you see Misty?  She's trying to eat the wood we screwed on.

Mmmm!  I'll just take a nibble while I am over here and see what it tastes like.

And more nibbling.

Their fenced in space is too small, and I think Misty is getting bored because she can't get to the tall grass that looks so yummy.

I think this break in the weather should help speed up the building of the new goat fencing.  Then maybe, Misty will stop chewing on the barn.  Then again, the weather forecast states that rain will be here in a few days, along with more 90° weather and humidity.


Little Homestead In Boise said...

Yummy tall grass! Could you reconfigure your pen to access it? Kind of like a chicken tractor :)

Sandra said...

Aren't they lovely?
We have only had a few escape artist over the years. We had to sell two of our best goats because they wouldn't respect the fence. Kept eating our blueberry plants and damaging our apple trees. I hope you can get her to stay in!

Candy C. said...

I hope you get enough dry weather to get the fence finished. Bored goats do have a tendency to be, shall we say, a wee bit destructive! ;)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

See? this is why my hubby won't let us get goats.
Now stop showing your misbehaving goats. (yes, I know they are just being goats...but he doesn't) The Honey thinks goats are bad. :/