on the road

on the road

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Canyon View Preserve - Days 4 & 5

The goats and sheep are making great progress - an island of the thickest blackberries is all that's left in this paddock.  On Monday, we found several of the smallest goats eating their way out of the berries, while the larger goats and some of the sheep were eating their way in.

At this point in the year, the blackberries can be a great source of nutrition - they have protein levels similar to that found in alfalfa hay.  With their wool, the sheep are somewhat more reluctant to enter the thickest patches.  We find that the goats blaze "eating trails" that the sheep can follow.


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