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May 1, 2012

Grazing Goats

This is what goats are supposed to do - eat all the bramble and stuff.  We needed to clear out some of the bramble on our hillside so we tacked up some fencing to keep the goats in. At first they were a little nervous even tho they are exactly 10 feet from the goat yard. Every morning we bring them to their new "paddock" to graze in. I guess "browse" is the better term. The goats are making tremendous progress and hopefully I won't have to do any bush whacking when they are done.


They love it.  The goats practically kick down the gate to get to the goods. And its good for them. Unlike sheep who will mow down grass,  goats love to eat weeds. They'll eat poison ivy like candy, take the wild rose down to a nub, and they go hog wild over blackberry bushes.


And yours truly doesn't have to get covered in poison ivy and scratches from the wild rose bushes.


Now this is how to clear a hillside. Me in a chair watching the goats. Good goats.  Keep up the good work!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Is everyone excited about having a super-terrific-goat-grazin' day?