Monday, July 5, 2010

Now That Gets My Goat!

 
Why is it that on a farm that has goats, most of the things that really get your goat actually involve goats? Anyone who doesn't have goats just can't even begin to appreciate the way they seem to outsmart you almost constantly.

Saturday they broke into my garden. I heard the dogs barking like crazy and went out on the deck to see what all the brouhaha was about. There, in the garden where there should have been peas, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, and such, were the goats. The only things they didn't eat were the tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini and radishes. I made a trip to the farm store this morning to see if, by some miracle, they had any plants left. Well it seems that if you wait long enough everything is just about free. I got an entire flat of veges for $5! Pumpkin plants were free and now that I have less in my garden I actually have room for some. I just spent one of the hottest days of the summer replanting the garden. I'm not sure if there's time for everything to mature before frost, which is usually about the 1st week in September, but if we have a very warm summer, and if I fertilize like crazy, and if I can keep the goats out of there......

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7 comments:

Delirious said...

Aww but just look at how cute they are. :) I wish I had more room to garden. I have one small grow box with tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant, and another patch with squash. I wish I could plant my whole yard!

Beth said...

I really want a couple of goats, and this is exactly the thing that makes me hesitant.

Michelle | Goat Berries said...

Haha, they are crafty indeed! We actually had some "rogue" goats (not ours) break into our peas a few months ago; thankfully I heard them early enough that they didn't get everything!

MaggieMaeFarm said...

My theory is that goats are absolutely adoreable so that you do not give in to the temptation to wring thier little necks...

Someone once said, never leave a got somewhere you did not trust a three year old. Sometimes I think mine are definitely cleverer than a 3 yr old though!

Andrea said...

OH! Brings back the memory of when I left the gate open and 60 head of jersey cows munched on a 3 family garden. 4am and I was heeling in corn plants. ;D Good luck with the new stuff!

Lisa said...

I love goats. Where we are now, I can't have any so I am patiently waiting for the day when I can! Meanwhile, I get to share in your goat stories and pictures!

~Tonia said...

Ohhh they look so innocent!! Despite good fences Occasionaly they find a way to slip under the radar.. Ours is usually when the fence gets left unplugged for some reason and doesnt get plugged back in right away... They KNOW when its not ticking its NOT shocking!! Stinkers!