Monday, December 29, 2008
Goats are creatures of routine. They want to be fed the same times every day. They want to do the same things every day. If you change from their routine you have very very unhappy goats. Since we are going into kidding season I moved Mandy, CC and Baby out of the maternity pen. I moved Sonya and DiDi into the maternity pen but they made such a LOUD fuss I moved them to Diva and Sammi's pen and moved them to the maternity pen. I didn't put Sonya and DiDi back in their pen as the sheep have gotten so comfortable they are being bullies. Sonya, DiDi, Bridie and ViVi (when she isn't in time out) are in the bigger pen and pasture area. They don't like it. No one likes where they are right now except the sheep and the bucks. As soon as they hear me go outside they all start to whine. They continue to whine the whole time I am outside. 4 of them are due to kid in January so hopefully they will settle down and start nesting. ViVi stays in lockup most of the time because she likes sneaking out and eating all the chickens feed. It is just a whinny, noisy time around the homestead. Kuma loves playing with Lady and Tramp but the minute she sees me she whines to be back in the house. I go inside and she starts playing with them again and forgets me.