The old 'mothering' pasture is next to the barn. The mama cows would calve here, so the previous owners could keep tabs on them. It is still so overgrown that you can't even walk through there. It's all raspberries and wild roses too-thorny messes. I've been following the goats daily to clip with hedge sheers what's left after they eat the leaves. Lots has been cleared, but goodness, there's much to go. This is what the pasture looks like. Probably a couple acres of this.
And this is what goats do to that jungle. Amazing, huh?! (Also take note the new windows in the barn on the left. The BOG made pressure treated windows to fit the spaces. He used old glass that was here before. He's done finished the rest, just waiting to install. How awesome is that?!).
Thankful they're still up for the job. It's a mighty big one.
I have a feeling we will always have goats on this farm now. We're hooked. Every picture I post of them, I think "Wow, they really belong here."
As for my little farmers, they're thrilled, indeed. (Note the magazine he's reading, given to him by our friends at the local feed store.)
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