Yesterday Macho the smelly buck and his hopefully pregnant partner in crime Alyssia the doeling taught poor Ursula a memorable lesson in gate security. All was normal ( or as normal as things get in the goat pen !!!!) Macho and Alyssia had, without incident returned from their pasture, had eaten their respective grain ( Macho’s affection for Alyssia does NOT extend to sharing his food !! ) and licked the rubber buckets surgically clean. Having safely (NOT) tucked the honeymooning couple up in their stall, Ursula’s attention turned to feeding the chicken and collecting the days egg production. Two full buckets of chicken layer pellets were carefully placed whilst Ursula opened the Chicken shack door… simultaneously the crafty buck and his accomplice just as carefully released themselves and covertly tucked into the conveniently placed chicken food buckets. Poor Ursula, extracting Macho and Alyssia from their unexpected second helping of grain before the buckets were cleaned was more than our frantic WOOFER could cope with, fortunately Greg was close at hand and egg basket and food bucket were retrieved before further damage could be done. I guess Macho and Alyssia need double or triple checking before we can be satisfied that they have been safely locked up for the night.
Well, I believe I have about 10 pints of water to drink before the back police is satisfied that I am adequately hydrated today… which means that I can possibly schedule about 20 very painful trips to the bathroom !! I know…it’s for my own good..but I don’t do water !!!!
Take care, keep safe, M