So we had our first session of pack goat training today which was walking on a lead. I took Sparrow out first but then quickly learned you need to have two goats. Sparrow was doing the “Shetland flop” before I got Bambi out there. Then they walked OK together. They had to stop and eat grass and blackberry leaves and were not about to do a water crossing or go up the scary hill. But all in all, not a bad outing. You can see the llamas watching- not sure if they are amused or just curious.
Since Sparrow is done with his quarantine, he was introduced to the herd. There was a lot of checking out to do but no butting, so that went well too.
Then it was Zeus and Lil’s turn to train. Zeus initially pulled very hard to lead the way and ended up starting to cough. He settled down after a bit and then Lil took over. They did absolutely wonderful, and I believe Zeus will be the star pack goat.
In other news, I forgot to mention that I had built and placed a barn own nest box on our hay barn last week. This is in hopes of attracting a barn owl to help preserve them and to not preserve the rodents.
Last but not least, as I was walking to the house after the training and chores I noticed something:
Maybe spring will come!?!