Giving the goat yard a rest for a bit, I’ve had the goats in the front barn yard. This afternoon, I was awed to watch them take an apple tree down.
They had that little apple tree beat in two minutes.
Luckily, I just planted four new apple trees and this apple tree was slated for a take-down anyway. Unfortunately, it’s located exactly where I want my new garden to be built, so I had already made the tough decision to sacrifice it. I don’t think the goats knew that, though!
And now you know why you don’t plant a tree in a barnyard.
Hmmm, I have a couple of apple trees that look like that also. It is amazing what they can do to a tree.
On June 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm
Suzanne, what breed are these goats? Thank you.
On June 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm
Suzanne McMinn says:
Britishtea, my buck is a Fainting goat and I have two Fainting does. I also have three Nigerian Dwarf does.
On June 11, 2012 at 6:21 am
especially a GOAT barnyard…
On June 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm
WOW! Apple trees must taste really good. 🙂
On June 11, 2012 at 7:01 am
Trees don’t stand a chance with a goat. That’s why I can’t put my goats where my sheep are right now. There is a huge old Granny Smith apple tree out there. The sheep will not jump or stand on their 2 back feet or chew on the trunk like a goat will. IF there is a leaf or two hanging low enough, the sheep might reach their head up a little to get it. But a goat would climb on someone’s back to get it. Then up the tree. Goats are so funny. And sheep are not so bright. I love sheep. My 2 does are in the back yard bellowing right now. It’s raining. Another thing about goats. They will not go out in the rain. Not even for milking.
On June 11, 2012 at 8:12 am
I hear they think a thrown out Christmas tree is a real yummy goodie. Good way to recycle trees.
On June 11, 2012 at 9:27 am
I’m afraid to tell you, Suzanne, but I had an entirely different image in mind when I read “goat apples”!!!
Nancy in Iowa
On June 11, 2012 at 2:27 pm