Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Horses at hay feeder before the snow

view of the field

Horses waiting by the gate

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Maybe I need some good Goat recipes....

I got another call from my neighbor today to report that my goats had eaten all the evergreens she planted along her driveway as well as the bulbs under her window. After her last call, I had fixed the goat pen fencing and had them penned up, but I let them out to forage since everything is snow-covered. I'm probably just going to have to get rid of them all until I can put up my perimeter fencing, which would keep them out of the neighbor's.

The pen they are currently in is pretty small, so it will quickly get pricey to feed them hay throughout the winter. As it is, I think I'm going to have to reimburse the neighbor for all her plants... after her first phone call, I glanced at her evergreens, and they looked a little nibbled, but like they would certainly make it, so I don't know how dire of a state they are in now. Hopefully they won't be too expensive... maybe selling the goats will pay for them!