This is THE HOLE. Ella has been digging THE HOLE in the dry dirt of the barn floor next to the door of the inner -sanctum. The inner-sanctum is the holy grail of goats. The place wherein lies all the hay, the grain and ALL the peanuts! Every day the goatmother takes the shovel and refills THE HOLE. Every day Ella redigs THE HOLE.
I must admit that the rest of us are somewhat fascinated with THE HOLE. We step into it, sniff around, taste the delicious dryness of the earth. I find myself somewhat in a quandary, however, as to the Alpine's reasoning in this matter. Is she trying to get out? Is she trying to get in? But mostly I wonder just who she thinks is going to be thin enough to fit down into THE HOLE, and then who could possibly become flat enough to fit under the building to get out? Location really is everything.