Yesterday was the perfect day to move the goats from their well-protected kidding pen to the great outdoors. We had spring-like weather and another good day predicted for today, to help get them acclimated before that nasty, tired, 4-letter word, S.N.O.W., enters the forecast for tonight/tomorrow.
The mamas followed me, well, actually the feed bucket, perfectly to their outside pen. The babies were supposed to follow their mamas. When working with livestock, seldom does it go as it is supposed to.
The babies were confused and playful; preferring instead to hop in and out of their kidding pen and run in circles. I had to catch each one and carry it to the outside pen. Not a one would follow the leader.
Once in their new pen, they began to explore. This included their introduction to the electric fence. :O The kids sound strangely human when they yelled their shock. Get it? Shock?
As they were also joining and meeting the two older wethers, there was a little hierarchy being sorted out. A little “King of the Mountain” being played.
Mainly, there was sweet enjoyment, curiosity and sunshine!