Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Enough Time


You know how I've been so proud of how the goats stayed in the woods and pasture even though the fence has been down since the hurricane came through. Well, all that changed last weekend. We were inside and I happened to look out the window and saw the goats were in the back yard attacking the grapevine. Husband ran out and called for Missy (the dog) and she made short work of getting them back across the ditch and into the woods.

I think they got back into the yard on Saturday, and Husband says, "I've got to get the fence back up." He got busy doing something else and didn't get the fence up.

Then Sunday, when we got home from church, all the goats were laying around in the front yard. They were just taking it easy. As soon as we got out of the car, Husband yelled for Missy. She came running and barking and the goats went back into the woods. After lunch Husband went to the woods. He worked all around the left side of the house and got all the wire fence back up and turned on the electricity so they would feel a shock if they came out.

Then he went to the right side to walk that fence line and make sure all the wire was up. I was on the telephone and noticed that the goats were in the front yard again. I went out and yelled for Missy and she paid me no mind and neither did the goats. My husband finally heard me and he and Missy came from the woods on the right and the goats ran back through the fence on the left. About dark, Husband came in and said all the fence was up and the electricity was working on both sides. So far as I know, the goats have not been out again.

*I usually let the goats do my political talking and here we are on election day and we had nothing to vote for.*

7 comments:

Ms. A said...

Maybe it was that whole, "grass is greener" thing.

ancient one said...

Or maybe they were tired of eating all the leaves off the trees that fell in the woods. They were good for 2 1/2 months. We should have had the fence back up. LOL

Renie Burghardt said...

Those goats are mighty smart. They know where to find better tasting grub! Hahaha. But they are cute. Wanna get rid of one of them? Sent him/her to me via UPS! LOLrumists

Mari said...

Once they made their way out once, they wanted that freedom again. Glad that fence is up!

Pen Pen said...

hilarious!! did you get pic's???

Granny Annie said...

The front of our property is not fenced and when the goats are out of their pen, they will sometimes wander toward the road. Our dog Slim does a great job herding them away from the road and we don't even have to tell her. She watches carefully and makes a quick pass to remove them from danger. It is amazing to watch her work.

Deborah Wilson said...

I can't help but to laugh, Ann. This is a great pic of the goats...:)