This weekend, the farm focus was to finish planting the garden. Needless to say, this did not happen due to one word…HAY! We have come to expect, from past experience, that we will receive the call that our hay is ready on the first 90 degree day of the season. And, once again, we were not disappointed! 270 bales of hay were going to be delivered on Saturday evening.
Let the domino effect begin! Due the extreme cold of our Winters, we move the goats’ run in front of the hunter green hay barn, beginning in November. The hay barn is not only a great wind block, but the dark coloring of the siding absorbs heat from the sun, thus adding a little extra warmth for the goats. There is only one problem with this…the goats have to be moved from this area to make way for the hay wagons. Guess what!? When we received the call Saturday afternoon that our hay was ready and would be delivered in a few hours, panic set in. We had to move the goats fast!
Now keep in mind, Diny, Oatmeal, Pippin and Sam are NAUGHTY! I love them with all of my heart, but they drive me insane all at the same time. Knowing we did not have a lot of time to spare, we needed them cooperate. This did NOT happen! Within minutes, these four musketeers managed to devour three apple trees, break into the barn, bite my bottom (OUCH) and assisted with opening the zip tie bag! I have included a short video of Diny in action!
Like I said, they are NAUGHTY. We spent the next few hours pulling and pounding posts, moving cattle panels and chasing goats. There was even some figurative language used!
We were finished by 10:00 pm, just in time for the hay wagons to arrive! Sunday was going to be a busy day! As we always say here at Indigo Acres…Do what you love…Love what you do!
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