Today, FarmWife rescued her fence from the blackberries (the triffid-like brambles had overgrown so heavily as to snap the wire stays), applied Vaseline to Missy's dried up old boobies (ah, the things we do for love), discovered and treated an abcess in B.G.'s hoof (poor girl feels much better!), and started construction of a mini-mule deflector (i.e. a fence separating alfalfa-strewn goat areas from grass-hay strewn mule areas). The goats now have access to the offending blackberries, and with luck and a bit of steadfast browsing they may just take care of the problem for us.