The past month or so, we have been taking the kids outside the main fences to get to their field. In addition to getting fed, they are doing weed and grass maintenance on the outer alleys.
Today they barely needed us to get to their pasture. It is a long walk across the field to the gate and then up the hill. My assistant goat herder, the dogs and I get a good, stimulating walk everyday.
If they learn how to open the gates (actually been done a couple of times!!), and close them behind themselves (not done yet), we can all sleep in.
Problem is, they are trained to be so well behaved with a reward of grain, once they get to their destination.
Today they got all they way to their fenced in area, which was open and waiting, way ahead of us.
They came tearing back in a little goat stampede to look for their treat. Honestly, the fuss they make. You'd think they were starving or something.