“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Goat Spaghetti

Its a nice day and we've moved the electronet again.

There's really not that much to eat yet, but there are brambles galore where we've never grazed, and at this time of year, anything is good. And its not just for the big girls. The kids are going right at it too. This is when you see the value of a goat as a vegetation clearing machine. There is little they won't eat, and especially love these brambles and wild roses. I've also been bringing them white pine and bits of fir branches to clean up. Good treats till the spring brings some growth.

How long are these things anyway?
Pretty long, and they get you when you walk off the paths and across the fields. They grab your pant legs or just plain trip you. When you stumble across the field on these things, you'll be wanting a goat to come over and clean up for you. Poison ivy is no problem either.
Jock thinks they need a supervisor, and the goats give him distance and a little respect - except Uno.



Listen to those birds. The sound of spring.

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