Monday, November 14, 2011

Goats

In addition to the cows, the pasture of this ranch has lots of goats. I don't know what use goats are, except for making goat cheese. I guess goats are also good for clearing brush, but these pastures are already clear.

This week we are showing photos of the Canadian Thanksgiving on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. Julie joined some good friends there last month.

11 comments:

brattcat said...

goats make great companions, much like dogs, only more mischievous.

Abe Lincoln said...

When I was a little boy we drank goat's milk and used fresh milk from the nanny goat on cereal like Corn Flakes. It wasn't that great because we had no way to make the milk cold.

It is something like waiting by the nest of the chicken for it to cackle after it has laid an egg. The hens do not like it and will peck you but you can scoot them off the nest and grab the fresh egg, still warm.

Kathy said...

Years ago my dad decided to add a few goats to our place. I was in college at the time and asked the same question, "Dad what are goats good for?" His reply: "Burritos." Although we never ate burritos in our house, Dad did occasionally donate a goat to some civic organization for their fund-raising barbecues.

Sharon said...

I'm sure they have many uses, some I probably don't want to know about. Thier purpose for you, models!

glenda said...

They are actually very colorful against the green grass. Maybe their purpose is to add interest to the farm. (no)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so cute in the photo but I agree with brattcat, goats are mischievous.

Jarart said...

Most ranches around here have a few goats. The Billy Goats can get quite smelly at times.

Kate said...

Well, you really got my goat today! Goat cheese is divine, and I'm happy with just that. Have been in a bit of a funk lately without posting nor commenting. Thought I'd make a few comments today, tho.)

Memphis MOJO said...

I was going to ask if you could eat goats, but from Kathy's comment, it sounds like you can. Is that true?

ρομπερτ said...

With a family name translated to 'goat', it was nice to meet family members.

Nice to see them around in such freedom. Please have a good Tuesday you all.

Jack said...

The folks before me have all given good answers to "Why goats?" I think of goats as omnivores that will eat just about everything in front of them, so their greatest value is in clearing land. I know a utility company that rented goats in the summer to clear transmission rights of way in areas that were too rugged and hilly to be cleared in conventional ways.

The Exonerated was performed while I was out of town. From what I have heard about it, the play is tough going. But, that is the idea . . .

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