Monday, April 26, 2010

Greener Pastures

Phase two of the Great Fencing Project of 2010 is complete. The barn lot pasture is fenced, sporting new gates and ready for grazing.

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We sectioned off an area around the East side of the barn to leave room for the barn renovation work to continue. Yes, I said “we”. I handed him the doohickey a few times and took pictures. That qualifies me to say “we”.

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The previous owners had left a pile of crud, most of which the guys already removed, but some concrete blocks remain. Eventually they will come out and become a play structure for the goats. Then, after the barn renovation is done, part of this area will be a small isolation pasture connected to the pen inside the barn. You never know when you might need to separate somebody. DSC_4230

Shortly before bedtime Saturday night we had an open house in the new pasture. Like most parties it started out just fine. Everyone was getting along.DSC_4237

But as the night wore on, things started getting a little out of hand, words were said,  punches were thrown. The next thing you know the Golden Girls were asked to leave and not come back.   DSC_4226 

It IS supposed to be the goat pasture after all. Daisy, Bo & Luke are here to clear all this out and turn it into a nice pasture to add to the rotation.DSC_4231

I hope they’re hungry.DSC_4246

christinesig

8 comments:

Michelle said...

I'm sure the Golden Girls were offended by the implication that Shetlands aren't just as good at clearing an area and eating brush as goats are!

Mom L said...

Looks like a lot of work for humans and critters, but I have a feeling you'll be very pleased with the results!!!

Nancy in Iowa

thecrazysheeplady said...

Those darn sheep. Almost as bad as the stupid chickens ;-).

Farmchick said...

Hi~ I enjoyed visiting your blog. :) Hope you can stop by and visit me too! :)

kristi said...

Goats are great for stripping just about anything and everything! Mine love those wild rose bushes. I think with a little bit of time and love all your sheep and goats will get along, but I admit the goats are a tad more pushy and love a good wool pull off the sheep;) Your barn and fencing are looking great!

Jayne said...

Fencing that in was a lot of work! And the goats have their work cut out for them, too. :)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Ha, ha...your humor feels very familiar to me... were we possibly separated at birth and have yet to be told? lol

Not everyone is good with doohickey-handing, by the way. Just sayin'....

Leigh said...

Hi. I found your blog from a friend's recommendation. We just finished our goat fence too!