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Yesterday there was a new development on the farm that I just had to document.
Ever since she arrived here Dr. Condi has been the boss hoss around here….Pete is a mild mannered gelding so no suprise that he yields to the queen at all times
A while back Condi became a goat buddy. It is now not uncommon to find four goats lying about in Condi stall while she stands in the middle.
Pete will barely tolerate the goats, and they do not want to hang out with him….they are certainly not welcome anywhere near feeding time.
Dixie has long been the queen of the goat and donkeys entourage….they all hang out with her.
The youngest goat, Calvin, has decided that Condi is his buddy and I posted a picture on Facebook a week or so ago of Condi an Calvin sharing a meal….they eat so closely together that I became worried that Calvin’s horns might accidentally injure Condis eye….so now I have to feed him in a separate pan in Condi stall…but he still wants to eat with her….
Still working on a suitable solution
Anyhow, after Apache and I got back from our 3.27 mile walk yesterday, I went down to clean out the fourth stall in the horse stalls. When I got there I was met by a shocking site
Condi and Dixie were standing side by side in one of the stalls.
Condi has always claimed executive privilege as to her choice of stalls and her chosen stall might change frequently…..but her chosen stall was only big enough for her.
Just a week or so ago Condi chased Dixie away from the stable because Dixie wanted to enter a stall before Condi picked her stall….and Condi gets first choice.
I was shocked to see them standing side by side.
The two of them standing side by side, no more than a foot apart and chilling.
I even went in and got a closeup
Once I got over the shock I proceeded to fork out two tractor loader buckets of stuff from stall four and get it spread on the designated paddock.
The stable is clean for awhile and the cow barn is next on tap
I use the bedded pack method and clean out the stable when the conditions are right. The stalls are all run in and animals are only closed in while eating….there are enough stalls for all critters to get in to escape flies and weather
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