I love goats. They are sweet, lovable and playful. They are also very curious and a little naughty.
After Limey dropped them off this afternoon, he left for the hardware store to pick up some wood for their housing. The kids and I played with them for a bit and then went into the house for a quick bite to eat. I was a little worried because Limey had left the duck house next to the fence. Sure enough, 5 minutes later, I'm staring out the kitchen window to see Lily and Robin standing on the duck house and staring into the chicken yard. I ran out in time to see them jump into the chicken run to eat the chicken feed. The hens were not impressed and had scattered around the yard, clucking loudly at the intruders.
Meanwhile, Barney is standing next to the duck house bleating loudly about being abandoned by his girlfriends. Robin was easy to get back to her paddock because she had a collar on but Lily didn't have one. Limey was just pulling in to the driveway as I was trying to drag Lily out of the chicken run by her neck. She did not want to give up that food! Once out of the run it wasn't too hard to get her out the gate but in the main yard it was a different story. Goats are very nosy and Lily was ignoring my attempts to push her back into her own yard. Limey thought this was all very amusing and just stood and laughed at the spectacle. I finally managed to lure her with a bucket of feed. After I moved the duck house, there were no further attempts at jumping the fence. The ducks however, continue to come and go as they please.
Just another day at the farm.