As I’ve already noted, our rams are really prone to wandering. They wandered very recently across three neighbors’ land, cheerfully squeezing through metal stranded fencing like they were two little goats. Under that wool they are lamb-sized, only one is even mature enough to breed our four much mellower ewes.
Our neighbors were really cool about it all, though, and we hastily threw up some cattle panels that night, the only thing that seems to stop their wandering little hooves. We had been putting them up already, we just have to go faster and order more than we thought this year. The neighbors mostly couldn’t figure out how they managed to squeeze through with those massive and fabulous fleeces.
Anyway, the moral of all this is that since they have given way more trouble than the goats, we think the goats can live until spring, when the wethers are big and juicy instead of small and tender. So their wandering ways saved their little buddies, probably. The goats did push the double stroller over yesterday, so maybe they are still going down this month after all. /petty, haha.