Teamwork at its finest.
We gave Maia and Guida access to their last yard in this first phase of development. It’s an additional 25 acres, which is nice on its own, but it’s more than that. The new space offers new areas to explore for mental stimulation, beautiful untouched pasture grass and, if you’re Maia, the most important thing- lots of big beautiful palm trees.
The photo is Maia and Guida sharing one such palm tree. There are a ton of them in this area, but this is one of the first fatalities. One of the funniest things about the whole process is it’s always Maia who knocks them down; their roots are super shallow and nonexistent, so it takes minimal effort. Maia likes the fronds from the top, but leaves the best and most fattening part for Guida- the palm nuts.
While Maia handles the business end of things, Guida watches on, grazing on the chest high soft grasses with purple seed heads. After the palm has fallen and Maia chooses her leaves, Guida joins her and munches away. This is different from when they first arrived and Maia would knock it down, eat what she wanted and then Guida would clean up what was left the next day. Now they enjoy it side by side.
It’s nice that they have this new space to explore, with a fresh stream, giant dirt piles, a significant hole for a pond (still has to be lined with clay and filled), vines, pastures and many wonderful things spread out and they are choosing to enjoy it together.
May 30, 2018
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