On a particularly dreary and cold day recently, we set out to move Mabel and the three dairy goats into a new section of pasture.

The other two meat animals we currently have were housed on a separate but equally worn section of pasture and so we were going to move them as well. And move them we did, Stanley and Bell coming from one section of pasture and Mabel, Abby, Daisy, and Millie from the other.

As some of you may have guessed, it didn’t take long for Mabel and Stan to remember their fondness for one another and soon after reuniting, Stanley was nursing contentedly once again, all but drinking the entirety of that evening’s milking. So we separated them once again and went back to the drawing board.

So Stewart ordered one of these doohickeys and we’re going to give it a try. Despite the always-present surprises in these processes, the family walk was nice… especially for certain little girls and boys who got to evade the afternoon nap just a little bit longer.