The goats have also been unhappy, trudging through muck to get to their pasture..... just wouldn't do it after a day of that, so we now have them in a pasture that was supposed to get a break for summer.... but what can we do? I am seeing how quickly my lofty ideals of holistic management and pasture rotation go down the tubes in adverse weather. The cows seem fine at least, even Squirt the bull is doing fine, despite his daily drenching. Our new goat "Andrea" still doesn't like hanging out with the others and I think she is getting skinny too. I have started giving all of them rolled barley and Diamond V Yeast (a probiotic) with their minerals.
So now that the rain has stopped (two more sun days in the forecast) I think I will tackle the weeds. And the cow stall still needs mucking out. Strawberries and cream to any who help!