Sunday, May 3, 2009

Lost Goats Found

'Leave them alone and they'll come home, wagging their tails behind them.' Isn't that the advice offered to Little Bo Peep when she lost her sheep?

Well, it must work for goats too because the lost goats are now safely returned to their paddock. Our share farmer found them today at the top eastern corner of Truck Paddock. Using feed pellets, she then easily enticed them to follow her down our driveway and through the gate into Hayshed Paddock.

Just in time too, because we'll putting a billy in with the does this month. Maybe they knew. Or maybe they just missed the comforts of home. Who knows. Anyway, the lost goats are found.

For now.


  1. According to Wikipedia, the second verse of 'Little Bo Peep' is thus:

    Little Bo-peep fell fast asleep,
    And dreamt she heard them bleating;
    But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
    For they were still a-fleeting.

    I'm not optimistic our Houdini-like goats will stay fenced in. Time will tell. xx

  2. If only the goats had a blog where we could read about what adventures they have been having.

  3. True! They did actually leave a blog for us in plain sight though - well trodden paths, fresh droppings, trampled blackberry canes - so we could reconstitute their adventures if we weren't so lazy.