Eight Acres of Pasture Just Isn’t Enough

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Sheep are grazers and goats are browsers, which means goats nibble a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It’s probably why they have the reputation of eating tin cans. They don’t eat them but they’ll surely taste them! They love eating the leaves off of the few trees we’ve got in the pasture, the ones they can reach. When a wind storm blows a branch off of a tree, we toss it over the pasture fence and they strip it like piranhas in a B movie.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mieljolie
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 08:59:10

    Hee hee, “piranhas in a B movie”. I had to chuckle.

    We had contemplated getting goats where we live. Then, we concluded that they’d probably eat everything but what we wanted them to. 🙂



  2. Connie
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 12:45:22

    Good fencing is the absolute prerequisite for getting goats. We’re planning to fence our new property next door for additional grazing space once the trailer is gone and will need to fence them out of the orchard! Are you thinking about dairy goats or something to eat the scrub?


  3. mieljolie
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 15:14:56

    We need scrub eaters. 🙂 We live on the edge of 25 acres of undeveloped land. I’m familiar with the fencing suggestion. Our relative bought some goats to qualify as a homestead. They came back the next day to find their heads were all caught in the fencing. Yikes!



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