it's been 8 days since we picked up our goaties. It's been 8 days since two of our goaties found the taste to freedom across 10 acres. It's been 7 days since the rest of the herd joined their sisters at large in roaming around the entire property.
I've learned a few lessons in 8 long days:
We spotted them one last time for the day around 12:00. They were on the ridge and took off into the dense brush after spotting us. Our afternoon job consisted of deploying one of the net fences in kind of an L shape. Our ultimate plan is to get them contained in the moss meadow area - where they are currently eating at the feed station - before the first doe drops her kids. With the first net deployed we will continue to watch the trail cam, food and water levels and study the times they are around that area and then we will be able to set forth the next part of our plan. We shall see.//tr
Now, roll that beautiful goat footage:
In 2014 a couple of 40-somethings decided to make a change. The purchase of 10 raw, pine scrub acres along Florida's Nature Coast started it all. This is that story.