Sunday, June 24, 2012
Well, we had a visit of goats yesterday. The city had about 750 goats brought from Idaho to our fair city. Their "job" was to clean up the undergrowth along the river. The herders came from Peru. Not sure how often this is done, but the residents who have lived in these apartments for a number of years were really excited. They had witnessed this event before. Sections are fenced in and the goats are there for about a day. Then they are moved down to the next section.
Well, yesterday they arrived in our "backyard" First the fence was put up and then the goats arrived. Oh, so cute!!. My son said he had never thought of goats as being cute, but by the end of the day we were all scheming as to how we could kidnap one and keep it here for a pet!!
They ate and ate - and really cleaned out from the edge of our lawn to the river. At one point 4 escaped and were headed toward the parking lot. But, one of the herders was quick to catch them. He opened a part of the fence and shooed them back in. Today they are to be closer to the bridge but still part behind our apartment - so will be seeing them again today.
They are arriving:
Here is a cutie!!
Some escaped. The herder was quick to chase them back, pull down part of the fence, and get them back inside!
Here is one of the "herders":