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Bees, goats, and marigolds

Bees on marigold

I don't usually think of marigolds as particularly bee-friendly plants. But anything blooming on a warm, sunny day in late October is a plus. I guess the ten cents I spent on last-chance seeds at the dollar store this summer was worth it.

Goat on a logSpeaking of "worth it," our goats continue to fill my days with pleasure. I don't really know what we'll do in about a week once they're done clearing all of our fencelines, but Abigail says they aren't going anywhere damp. Artemesia enjoyed her Saturday walk through the gully to browse on honysuckle and multiflora rose, but Abigail said that she didn't even want to get her feet damp. Nope, she'd just stand on the log and wait until we were ready to move on.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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I don't blame her, but that's pretty funny that she has a preference and Artemesia doesn't care - so it's not necessarily a 'goat thing.' Even when there's delicious forage on the other side. Looks like you'll have to make some adjustments so Her Highness can get to the wetter areas (lay down some boards?). Thanks for the smile!
Comment by Rhonda from Baddeck Mon Oct 27 10:49:47 2014





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