“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” ― Douglas Adams,
The girls and I went out to feed the goats their noon feeding. We have gotten into a bit of a routine at both that feeding and the 4:00. We let the goats come out and play in the larger part of the barn and they can choose to go outside into the run also. There is an opening that will let them fit through, but not us humans. We have to walk around to the fence and let ourselves in through the gate.
We always leave the front of the barn open just a bit so the chickens can get in and out. Today was the day that we figured out that the goats can slip through there too, out into the wide open world. We all stumbled to get to the barn door and slide it open to find the goats standing there with the chickens. We then made the decision to test the waters and walk towards the stream and the woods.
I have met goats that want to run the other direction from people, but that has not been our experience. Luna and Areida followed us down the path without hesitation and did their” crazy sideways kicking up their heals run”. They looked nothing but happy. I couldn’t wipe the grin off of my face either. I really do think that goat watching should be the first thing that doctors prescribe for depression or feeling blue. There is no way around it being fun, comical, and keeps you right there in that wonderful moment.