Winter goat greenery
Around the beginning of
January, goat greenery seemed to screech to a halt. Our does had been
gorging on honeysuckle and oat leaves since September, but pickings were
finally getting slim. Don't get me wrong --- none of the plants were
completely wiped out. But Abigail told me the juice wasn't worth the
Fast forward ahead nearly
a month, and suddenly those slim pickings seemed worth eating once
again! Mark would be horrified by this shot of the clutter beside our
barn, but the debris did its job well --- it prevented me from grazing
our herd on a lone patch of honeysuckle, saving those leaves for a
midwinter treat. Meanwhile, I let the girls have a couple of brussels
sprouts plants that had seen better days, and I'm hoping that once the
snow melts later in the week our goats might be willing to munch on low
oat leaves once again as well.
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