Today was supposed to be about cleaning and gardening, which it was, but ended up being about goats. This afternoon, a herd of goats and two herding dogs escaped a yard and ate their way around the neighborhood until a group of cops, locals and kids corralled them in a neighbor’s backyard.
It turns out the goats, maybe 30 by my guess, were escapees, brought in as an environmentally-friendly way of taking care of overgrown yards. They drop them in the morning and return in the evening after the goats have grazed all day.
Someday I hope to have goats, or a donkey, or ducks, so of course I went to check out the situation. Little did I know I would spend the afternoon helping to corral them. The cops at one point tried putting them in a police car to get them to a safe yard – you can only fit 2 goats in a cop car, and that involves quite a bit of work. By the officers remark and how quickly he rolled down windows they quickly smelled up his ride. One of the goats even went down a toddler slide while waiting to be picked up.
Funny how something so random can lure people out of houses and get them talking to each other. We all got a good laugh out of it all. It was a good day.