“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A Fly On The Fence Post

I have a 4-H participant learning at the farm this summer. She has been a big help in the past, even as an eight year old, holding goats while I give medicine or trim hooves. This year she is preparing to show two of the doelings in the breeding category.Julia putting a bit of medicine on Pants' scrape.

Today we tested the goats and her goat herding skills. After I disappeared behind a stall door, she was able to take the goats the full length of the alley to the field we are pasturing in. I would sneak silently behind, hiding from the goats. They are too used to me, and I was messing up all the past morning attempts merely by my presence. Feeding the bucklings
She got all the goats to follow, all the way - on her own. Even I have had trouble with one goat or another, post weaning, so this is an accomplishment for anyone. I was so pleased to see her call the goats to keep them following.

Double high fives were sent all around.


Linda Myers said...

Cool to be sharing your knowledge with another generation!

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful! It is so great to see young people doing and learning in the real world. :)

Deere Driver said...

I'm learning too!
Always wanted to be a 4-Her. Here I go!