Tuesday, August 08, 2006

News from the Farm


Goats are different than sheep, we're discovering. They can climb and they are very agile. They can stand on two feet and eat leaves from trees. They can escape an electric fence and aren't afraid to try. They like my flowers and veggies (who wouldn't). I'm not so sure about this new animal.

My "Partner in Swine" and the Pig Farmer's wife discovered this brand new batch of eight chicks and their very protective Mama Hen. Aren't they just the cutest? It's been about three years since something has hatched naturally on this farm. Sure will be fun to watch them grow.


Cami said...

I have a small farm in Oregon, and we have 4 goats. They are so much fun and do a great job with pasture control. However, keeping them contained can and is a full-time job. My largest goat broke his leg this spring jumping the fence and getting his hoof stuck. We splinted him and he has healed nicely...and the experience has taught him nothing. Good luck with your new critters. Really, they are great to have.

Diane H K in Greenfield said...

We had goats for exactly six hours. After spending two weeks (and $$$) putting up six-foot no-climb fencing in preparation, then watching them leap straight up and over within an hour of their arrival, we said forget it and returned them to the seller. Never again. Plus the internal parasite load is more than we want to deal with.