Friday, March 28, 2014
Goat Round Up
I didn't have to worry about where I'd get my 10,000 steps yesterday (I have a fitbit).
I gained just shy of 8,000 steps by noon.
I was very prosperous in getting work done, so I could write, and I was at the kitchen computer. I can see all 3 barns, but not Big Boy's shed. I was the only one home, and it was very quiet.
Anyway, I kept hearing a bang-ity-bang sound. Very similar to those that Big Boy makes when he gets loose.
I looked out, but saw nothing. I heard it again, and again, saw nothing. I finished my writing, piled up my tools, and started walking down the hall to put it away, when I saw white out of the corner of my eye.
Urgh! Misty, who is due in about 13 days, was not only out of the barn, she was out of the goat fence. She was all the way up to the big barn and near the driveway.
I threw on a coat, pulled on boots and ran out there. Why run? Well, I didn't want a goat to get on the country highway, that was just across the driveway.
When I got there, she was not the only goat loose. It was Misty, Rue and Prim (the trouble maker). And as for Prim, we don't want her bred yet.
When I got out there, I had to bring in water buckets to fill, and walk back out. Then the dogs had to go out. I'd say I got my day's worth of exercise in.
On the to-do list:
-buy Rue a collar. His was broken from Misty's horns and it's no fun trying to corral a goat without a collar.
-fix the goat fence gate latch. It's broken.
-do something about the animal door latch on the barn.