I wrote about the difference between
The bale of oaten hay has
been eaten by the goats
and the shed cleaned out since then.
In preparation for Spring planting,
I used the straw and goat manure
as a top dressing for one of the vegetable beds.
And look what I got!
This is from seeds fallen from the oaten hay
...not seeds eaten by the goats.
Goats have four stomachs
and no seeds survive the process.
Anyhow, I have an impromptu green manure crop,
that I will allow to grow a few inches
before digging it through the bed.
More goodies for the veggies
when they are planted.
With grass straw,
any seeds left means a crop of weeds
so here is another good reason
for feeding oaten hay to the goats.
So I think that is a
Why five 'wins'?
1. goats get fed
2. garden gets mulched
3. green crop grows
4. garden bed is doubly manured
5. great veggies result