When I get to the pen I turn off the electrified fencing wire that encircles the pen and open the gate. Next I open the secondary gates and doors that have kept the goats and chickens locked in their houses overnight. The goats leave the pen but the chickens follow me around as I start my chores.
Before I leave the pen the chickens receive a bit of the sweet treat.
The goats wait patiently for me to finish up.
When I'm done in the pen we head off for a walk down the driveway,
then down the steep driveway they go - running, jumping, twirling. (It's best to get out of their way. Trust me on this.)
We turn up Bird Lane and the goats go to work as I head back to the house to feed the dogs and make myself a cup of coffee.
Another day starts anew, good morning.