When I was doing my rounds last night, including the outer yard, I got some company. Though we made a point of closing the gates in the chain link fence, the truth is, the goat could have gotten out at any time, if she wanted. And this time, she wanted to follow a cat! As … Continue reading Bye Goat!
The chain link fence in front of the house has two gates in it. One smaller, people-sized gate, and a larger vehicle-sized gate. Both are broken at the hinges. I had been leaving both gates open; we only ever needed to close them when the renter's cows got into the outer yard, when his electric … Continue reading Broken gates, sad seedlings and critter company
Hello, kitties! The kittens seem to be away more often, and squirming around their nest a bit more. When I first came down to tend to their mother, the tuxedo was well away from the others, and close to the outside end of the box. My being there seemed to disturb him, because he quickly … Continue reading Morning critters
I got to spend a bit of time outside this evening, just to try and get the goat used to us being about. I wasn't able to get a photo, but I actually got her to eat out of my hand!! She wouldn't let me touch her, though. As soon as I moved, she would … Continue reading Goat progress
This morning, when I opened the basement door to check on Beep Beep and the babies, I found her right on the top step! I had a crowd of upstairs cats eager to go downstairs, and I think she was rather taken aback by the sight of them. 😀 I headed downstairs and she did … Continue reading Morning critters, and a surprising offer
After the owner of our visiting goat had to leave, we needed to figure out how we could make use of the chicken wire he left behind for us. I knew there was a pile of wood in the barn, and I thought there might be some 2x4s on the bottom. As soon as we … Continue reading Building a goat catcher!
Our goat visitor is definitely a stubborn one! I spent a bit of time sitting on the bench by the door, hoping to get her interested in some pieces of apple. While I was hoping to help the owner with her this morning, my husband helped in a way that he could: doing research on … Continue reading Stubborn goat, and garden plot progress
She spent the night sleeping in front of our door, ignoring the shelter I rigged up for her. Shortly after 7 this morning, I looked out the kitchen window to see a very chilled man in a hoodie, sitting at the front step, very diligently not making direct eye contact with the goat, a container … Continue reading Yes, there’s still a goat at our door
I went to check out the goats at our gate after seeing them on the security camera - and they came to check out the weird human with the shiny thing in her hand... https://youtu.be/tpVISO62FBQ As I write this, it's 1C (33F), with a "real feel" of -5C (23F). It's supposed to drop down to … Continue reading Finding Goats (video)
When I am sitting at my computer, I have an old cell phone we not longer use, near the monitor with a live stream from the security camera on the garage. It's within my peripheral vision, so I notice when there is unusual movement. Usually, it's a car going by, or a cat walking down … Continue reading So… there’s a goat outside our door