Today we did our first goat packing trip off the property. They did not flunk, and they did better than the llamas, but Tom gave them a D grade. They had to stop a lot for eating breaks, peeing breaks and laying down breaks.
So my dreams of hiking the Washington Pacific Crest Trail are kaput, as are any overnight backpacking trip. But I had a nice lunch and hike in pretty woods on a gorgeous day with my husband and a couple of goat buddies. So all is not lost.