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Broccoli bouquet

Goat eating broccoli

Basket of broccoli leavesMy garden layout revolves far too much around the goats.

"Hmm, what can I plant in this open bed?" I wonder. "How about some field corn and sweet potatoes to boost Artemesia's milk production?"

Or, Monday morning: "I wonder where I can find a spot to grow sweet corn? Well, if I feed these used-up broccoli plants to the herd, our summer crops can slip in right there."

The trouble is, goats are just so appreciative. Artemesia and company told me they enjoyed their broccoli bouquet very I'll probably repeat the endeavor today. I'll just have to freeze another load of broccoli first....

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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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And if those broccoli leaves are juuuust out of reach, they're even more tasty!
Comment by Rhonda from Baddeck Tue May 31 15:57:15 2016

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