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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hey! What's up?

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 
win, win, 
win, win, 
win situation!

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


  1. Woo hooo! You were cleverer than you thought ;) Looks so vibrant in that light

  2. Hazel perhaps we should help you to build that goat fence or 6 will read "goats get fed on great veggies.

  3. I love your ever-positive attitude!

  4. Goats have four stomachs! What about bee keeping with your worm box (yesterday's post)?

  5. Hazel today at the produce barn I saw two little miniature goats priced at $1400 each!!! I was so tempted (before I saw the price tag) to take them home... very cute. And useful useful useful useful useful.

    Oh boy I am funny.

  6. Now that's a result Hazel!

    And you learn something new everyday, I never knew before that goats have four stomachs :)

  7. Definitely... wins all around.
    Your headers are gorgeous - this one, spectacular!!


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