Alright, I've got all the "spring" hooves on the ground... and a pathetic spring it was, but I accept things like this as part of the game and move on. However, since most of the girls wintered pretty good, and came out nice and slick looking, they now don't want to go fend for themselves... at all! They would rather lie next to the barns, waiting for me to go by so they can scream at the top of their lungs, "Give me food," than to go out and browse for themselves! The biggest problem is my grandbabies love to slip the girls, and now most of the kids, little fists full of grain! Now I can't get any of them out of the feeder lot... and if I do finally manage to throw them out, they stand there screaming and/or waiting to get back in! There are 10 goats out there that are not only looking fat, but lazy and ill-mannered to all who go in the lot but me! With a little over 6 acres of brush, fescue, bluegrass, timothy, orchard grass, and a little burmuda in one of the summer pastures, they are still waiting for me to slop them a cup of grain each twice a day... and whatever they can squeeze out of the grandbabies! I'm thinking it might be time to stop graining most of these lazy animals all together, all but one doe which is still mighty thin in my opinion. Her I'd like to worm prior to sending her back into the world. What are your thoughts on the subject?