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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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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

One very unique homestead, $1,500 per acre, the opportunity of a lifetime