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The zen of goat herding. March 31, 2008

Posted by ourfriendben in critters, homesteading.
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Hi all! I just had to add a second short post today after reading Jackie Clay’s post on her blog at Backwoods Home magazine. Jackie’s posted about her goat, Velvet, who delivered triplets last week. If you love goats, it’s a must-read (or rather, must-see: check out the pics of the adorable goat babies)!

You can click on the Backwoods Home link here at Poor Richard’s Almanac, then look for the link on their site to the “Ask Jackie Clay” blog. Don’t forget to read the comments section where Jackie talks about taking her goats for walks! Being our friend Ben, I of course think she should have a “Name Those Goats” contest. But she and son David probably want to do the honors themselves.

Anyway, it’s a fun read and I know you’ll enjoy it. And you’ll be in awe of how much Jackie knows about gardening and homesteading, and how generous she is about sharing that knowledge. (Can you tell, I’m a Jackie fan from way back?) And please feel free to share your own goat stories with our friend Ben!



1. smiley garrish - May 3, 2011

Feral Goats are a malignancy on the natural environment, wiping out long standing ecosystems including the one I live in called the Garry Oak ecosystem. Feral Goats are ‘herbocarnoravenous’: Meaning eats virtually every living plant including saplings and seedlings. Every last one. They uproot all, nibble the best and spit out the rest (roots). Eat the Goats. Please. All of them. The destroy nature. They are mutant. There is no ‘Zen’ attached to ‘goat’. It is misleading. Cull, castrate and clean them out, or say goodbye to your forests and grasses (flowers, shrubs, herbs, etc, etc) – they never stop.

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