Who let the Goats in?

ME!  I let the goats into our house garden in the winter but I have to shepherd them or disaster will strike.  If you know goats you know what I mean.SnowDog-57You would not believe how fast they can mow down a single little rose bush.  This Iceberg rose will was gone in a minute or less.SnowDog-54Right now Cinder has this bush to herself.  Everyone moved off to somewhere else.  Lucky her. SnowDog-55Cinnamon passes on the YUCKY ice-covered Spanish lavender.  For some reason Lavender is not on any of the goats bucket list.SnowDog-60Jackpot.  The herd hit the BIG rose patch.  Did you know it is beneficial to strip the roses stocks of leaves a few weeks before you prune them?  This is one of the reasons I let the goats in.  For me stripping the leaves it a slow task which inevitably draws blood.  The goats beg to differ.  I just pour a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and watch them do the work for me.SnowDog-58Sweet Pea works on my new climbing Iceberg.  This is when disaster can strike.  Have to supervise so no broken pots.  Especially this pot.SnowDog-63Cinder nibbles on frost bit Coleus.  Delicious!  Can’t let anything go to waste.   Stay right there and keep chomping down Cinder…..you are helping me with my winter cleanup.  SnowDog-56Rosie gets to come in because she belongs with the goats.  Except Rosie will have nothing to do with roses.  She likes the deer grass though.  It needs to be clipped for the winter so she is helping me too SnowDog-66Adios Amigo’s

9 thoughts on “Who let the Goats in?

    • Yes certainly. I had to do a lot of convincing before we got our first two goats. In all seriousness they have REALLY helped keep our land clear. The weed wacker hardly comes out any more in the spring. If they did not have a job the convincing would have been harder.


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