My little Peewees had been confined to an inside stall since they got here last Saturday. It is a nice stall, very comfy… lots of fresh hay for bedding, very airy & open but still I knew they were dying to get out.
I had let them explore the barn and they checked everything out – sniffing chickens, looking at the goats looking at them… just looking out at “freedom”
I had even walked them around on a lead and let them nibble on grass & clover… yes, there’s still some beautiful greens out there. Stuff my goats would NEVER eat! Spoiled goats… all they want is hay & their morning grain! Note here to anyone thinking of getting goats to keep their grass trimmed – it doesn’t work.. goats will only eat grass if they have absolutely nothing else!
In any case.. I got my peewees settled in a new pen. One that opens directly to the barn yard. I removed the goats that I thought could be a problem (now those goats hate me), left behind Annabelle, Bongo, Herman, PeeWee & Boo (they’re not interested in the horsies), and of course Ms Piggy. Their new pen is again filled with fresh hay for bedding (and snacking) and is large enough to accommodate them long term.
As soon as they saw the gate opened & the view of the barnyard, they just trotted out and made it to the nearest clover patch. I stayed close by – on the lookout for the dreaded “clover-slobber” but they didn’t react to it so I left them to do what horses do best… browse.
Of course when the sun went down they weren’t anywhere near being ready to come in but I didn’t want to leave them out. They need to be safe in their pen. I caught Blondie (oh yeah, they wouldn’t just come to me, I had to catch them), and lead her in with Bogart following close behind.
I got them settled in with a cup of Junior Equine formula and they were blissfully happy to be locked in again! Fresh Bermuda grass, grain, clear fresh water… what more could they ask for?
I took a few pics.. enjoy & feel free to comment. I love to read what my fans have to say!