For the past 3 days, I've had to chase her out of the veggie garden where she's been enjoying the company of the bulls. She just waltzes straight through the electric fences, the little miss. Then, after a few hours, she bawls because she's hungry but can't find her way back to mum. When I try steer her to the open gate, she heads straight to the fence, and pops through it, across the channel, and then pops through the next fence to meet her anxious mama.
So I thought I'd be clever, and herded her to the lower barn. Struggled to get Seasaidh to follow her - mum didn't want to leave the pasture. I couldn't use a grain bucket to entice her, as all the cows would've mobbed me, so cut her from the group around the feeder and tried to angle her towards the open gate. Eventually got her out, closed the gate and then had to run around the back garden to close the gate into the chicken yard. They passed the chicken house and yard, through the gate and found the feeder and I closed and latched the lower barn gate.
While lying with Herbie I could hear the dogs going crazy, and then the moo-ing started. Fetched the big torch and went calf hunting. She'd escaped the lower barn enclosure. I checked the whole fence but couldn't see where she'd climbed out. Thinking if it now, she may have pushed the bottom of the gate open as it was only latched at the top. I'll check that tomorrow in the daylight. I did find the gate across the side of the pasture pushed down, so presumably that's how she got to the back pasture. I opened the gate and let Seasaidh out of the lower barn enclosure, followed her to the pasture gate and let her back in with the other girls. Checked the bulls, Saffron wasn't in with them, but then spied her out back with the others. Mum was still bellowing, and I double checked that it was Saffron and not JuneBug, she was lying down, and then returned to the house. Just in time as the torch was fading. Need to mark the calendar about 18 days from now, and ensure she's far away from the boys. I really don't want another pregnant 5-month old.