Winter mud in the goat pasture
One of the problems with
goats in the winter is mud. Even if you pick a very well-drained spot
for them, they'll tend to hang out at the gate closest to human
activity. The result is trampled up mud, like this.
Our caprine companions
deal with the issue by finding stumps to stand on, which keeps their
hooves dry but still leaves me feeling like a slacker goatkeeper. So
Mark finished off the gate he'd been adding to pasture two so we could rotate the girls over.
I'd like to say we'd stockpiled winter forage
for the goats to enjoy in this new pasture, but we're not to that point
yet. Abigail ate the few honeysuckle leaves she'd missed during her
previous occupation, then the girls went back to the barn to dine on
hay. At least they won't have to walk through mud for a few weeks now.
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