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Woods grazing

Goats in the forest

When nearly two inches of rain push the creek up out of its banks yet again, the goats and I head to higher ground.

Goats on a log

"Oh boy, a wet log to climb on!" they exclaim as I cringe and hope they don't break a leg.

Walking goat

Woods grazing isn't as high calorie as yard grazing, but I can almost feel our little herd stocking up on hard-to-come-by micronutrients. Plus, there are fewer things more joyful than lounging in the forest with two exuberant goats.

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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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Love the pics of the woods! Do you ever worry about coming across poison ivy or the other poisonous plants?
Comment by Nayan Mon May 15 12:25:33 2017

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