Curious Goats

Goats are inherently curious critters, and like to check out anything new in their surroundings. It’s taken them a few days, but MaryAnn (the smallest gal in our herd) noticed the small chicken door on the big coop yesterday. Curses! As soon as she went in, the rest quickly followed, and I had to shoo them out – which was an adventure in and of itself, let me tell ya. But not before I caught them on video for you.

So, we are going to have to steer clear of the coop building when the goats take their walk. No easy task, that, as it’s directly across from their barn door!

We are on track for a beautiful weekend, weather-wise, with highs in the low 80’s (F). The Memorial Day holiday might come with a thunderstorm, but that could change between now and Monday. And even if it doesn’t, our plants can use the rain. Speaking of which, I need to get the seedlings outside this weekend to harden them off, so that they don’t need fainting couches when we plant them in the garden, which we are going to do next weekend. We’re a bit late this year, but two surgeries in as many months has put me behind in my tasks. Hopefully we still get good yields from our harvest. Next year, our dream is to have a high tunnel, which will extend our growing season. We’d like to be able to sell our heirloom veggies and herbs at market, or through a CSA type arrangement. It’s on our list of goals!

Well, speaking of goals, I have some in regard to cleaning our house today, so I should probably get started on those now. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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