Goats for rent
We spent this Labor Day weekend hired (with 20 of our goats) to clean a slope with blackberries. We arrived Saturday morning and hacked a perimeter with machetes and then laid out 2 rolls of our electric net fencing. We unloaded the 20 goats and let them have at it. We thought it was going to be a more relaxing weekend then it turned out to be. We had to machete paths through the blackberries for the goats to get toward the bottom of the slope. A lot of nice people stopped by to ask about the goats. At 5:00 AM the first night twin goats kids were born. One of our goats Dot took a big spill down the hill and had to be rescued. A large round metal object fell down the slope taking out some fencing too. I took the dog kennel over to my father’s to rinse out so we had a clean place for the goat kids to stay. So I didn’t get in as much reading as I had hoped (and no knitting was accomplished). But we had a nice time, and the goats ate quite a lot of blackberries. We are sore and scratched up though. Now I look forward to 5 days of the Puyallup Fair where I hope to get some reading and knitting done- we’ll see!
The rest of the goat trip photos are at:
2007-09-04 01:31:27 GMT