Three years ago I posted about Middleton Place’s new pair of Cashmere Goats in their Heritage Stable yard and how the goats like to climb on things.
Turns out they like to head-butt things, too. Like the gate to their enclosure and then to make unauthorized excursions. Yesterday morning when staff arrived the goats had broken into the sheep pen.
The goats were moved into an empty pasture area while repairs were conducted and when I passed by the goats seemed a bit lost in this great big space that sometimes has a few horses in it.
I have heard the clunk of their horns when they tussle and can easily see how this pair could use their heads to break down about anything.
Staff had started afternoon feedings at the other end of the barn yard and I’m sure they knew their turn was coming.
But wait, we’re not where we get fed!
The goats were led back to their pen a few minutes later, where their dinner awaited them.
Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
March 3, 2023