Tuesday, July 21, 2009

True or false: Goats will eat anything?

Well, being a goat owner myself, I think I should be able to answer this question with some authority on the subject. So, here's my answer: NO---BUT THEY'LL EAT ALMOST ANYTHING! Some of the things they consume cost them dearly later on though--as several of our goats found out this morning. When Mom and Jacob went in the barn this morning to milk, they found 1 goat dead and 2 nearly there too (1 of those 2 died later this afternoon). All we can figure out is that the goats got into some barn-lime last night and that that's not good stuff for goats to eat obviously... Mother is doctoring her favorite goat now and there are 2 others we're keeping an eye on, as they seem a little slow. As there's always something to be glad about in every situation, I thought I'd share that, if a goat had to die, we were all glad that the one died that died first, as she was an absolute pain--never staying in the fence and she delighted in teaching the other goats bad habits.

Anyway, other than that, we had a good day. My dad and Andrew worked on hay (they're still in the field as I write this); Mother had a client come this afternoon from over by Linton; Jacob & I fixed some fence up in the pasture; I got another cake order; and our honey-man stopped in to talk about where he could put another setting of bees.

Oh, by the way, I discovered today that I have a green thumb. ---I noticed it after picking hundreds of suckers off of the tomato plants!

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Sorry to hear abou the goats.