We heard thru the grapevine (my knitting group) that the Hatchery was having some free fishing days. No license required and no limits, becausethey had too many trout in the pond - so Keith and our neighbor Dave went-a-fishing and came home with 20 trout each!
Amy, Kevin, Tyler & Susie came back for another visit! We had such a good time, it's so special to be able to see the grand kids so often!
and of course there was plenty of coloring.
.......... on purpose!
Accidental breeding is much easier than this arrange stuff, let me tell you.
Towards evening time we look out towards the Manger and see that Sparky is in the field and Tuffy is hanging by the gate of Fletchers Field. Valentino was still in the Manger. Those two boys had busted the wooden gate!
We figure we had to give Valentino a girl. Keith chased Valentino out of the Manger, back into "The Dude Ranch", and repaired the wooden gate. I caught Tuffy, put the leash on her and walked her in front of Sparky and he followed us right back into the Manger. Meanwhile Valentino was on the rocks just outside "The Dude Ranch". He wouldn't let me come near him, so instead I put Ella May on a leash and pranced her in front of Valentino, he followed her like a dog on a hot scent, to Turkey's Gulch I lead the two love birds.
and all is well with the couple in the Manger .
The first few days there was quite a bit of activity. I saw mostly snorts, chasing, tails and tongues wagging, but no actual "deed" going on, and the girls would run up to me seeming to ask with hurt in their eyes, "why are you doing this to us?" I just apologized to them over and over.
But lately all is calm in both camps, so tomorrow I'm putting the girls back in "Fletchers Field" with the other gals and I'll move Sparky to "Turkey Gulch" with Valentino and the turkeys for the winter, since we can maintain heated water there and we can't in the Manger.
We just have to wait and see if anything happened between the males and females. I don't think they make a pee stick for goats....