Our ten-acre pasture has been pretty well eaten down by the beasties. Now that the long-awaited vet visit is over, on Friday we made arrangements with a neighbor to let the animals forage on his adjacent twenty acres for a couple of months. He likes them on his property because they eat down the grasses and reduce the fire danger.
Here's what our pasture looks like right now:
And here's what the adjacent parcel looks like:
But first we needed to walk the boundaries and make sure the fences were secure. Some spots were pretty bad...
...but most compromised areas just needed a little persuasion.
This parcel has a pond, so the animals will have water and shade.
Here's a view of our house from the other side of the pond:
Once we finished walking the perimeter, we opened the gate and called the beasties.
Brit was the first to investigate...
Yee ha! Freedom!
Next Jet, one of our herd matrons, took the plunge...
And that was the last we saw of the animals until this afternoon when the herd wandered back up to say hi and lick the mineral block.