High on a Hill

Was a lonely Goatherdess?  I have never researched if a female goatherd is properly called a goatherdess or not.  I do know that Spell Check does not like that word. Nevertheless, I am a goatherdess, not lonely, but I definitely herd goats.

We discovered last December, that the entire herd was sneaking into a neighboring hay field on a regular basis and munching on the round bales there.  This is not a neighborly way for the goats to behave, so I have been working hard to try to keep them on our property.

Instead of allowing them to roam around and eat our own hay, grown on our own hayfields, I have been unraveling the big round bales every morning – I put big chunks of hay on the Polaris Ranger, drive over to the goat pasture, and throw the hay over the fence for them.  Around 1 pm every day, I put soaked beet pulp into several different feeders and then let the goats out of their pasture so they can free range our farm.

Until I can complete goat proofing our perimeter fences, that means I have to keep an eye on them before they sneak onto the land to our south – even though it is 1/4 mile away from our own hayfield.lower

About Beth Donovan

Wife. Mom. Grandma. fiber artist, goat farmer, messy housekeeper, decent cook. Oh, and I can shoot. Really well.
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