Today the goat feeding area had to be modified. Sarah, the Alpine and tiny little Raven, the Pygmy buckling, decided the hay was definitely better on the other side of their fence. Sarah had a habit of jumping into the feeder too. Finally, Jenna, had had enough of this vagrant behaviour and policed those goats seriously, sending them scrambling back to the flock each time they breached their pen. It was cute to watch her. Jenna hung back a little and waiting. As soon as the goat jumped the fence, she ran forward and glared to give the goat the message. Livestock guardian dogs take their jobs very seriously and have a sense of order. Things that in their places are fine, but things that not, need to be reordered and kept in line, so Jenna assumed the task. Finally, the feeder was modified and Sarah can no longer jump into it and Raven can no longer fit through the hole in the fence because that too was fixed. Now Jenna will be happy again with the regular status quo.
My good friend, who is visiting from my lifelong home town, White Rock, was out today for a long while too. She helped with the watering, took the eggs in, brought the wood in and busted the ice from the water buckets. What a good farmer she is! and what a fabulous all round day!