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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
Goat camp update 
14th-Jul-2016 10:07 am
The campers are enjoying their summertime in the woods. There is still a lot of food politicking going on, but with so much space for the eight bowls (yes, only seven goats), everyone can get a nose in a bowl for at least a little while. Dahlia is starting to dry up and stop calling for her kids to come relieve the udder pressure.

I continue to think that the shelters are palatial. I'm waiting for a report after the first real cracker of a thunderstorm, but I expect to hear that everyone stayed dry and safe.

Just arrived at camp!
unloading for the first day of camp

Chow call!
chow call

Breakfast is served. Check out those tents!
breakfast and shelters
14th-Jul-2016 02:32 pm (UTC)
Your goats are adorable.

What keeps them from eating the tents?
14th-Jul-2016 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm pretty pleased with them, too.

Nothing is keeping them from eating the tents. The issue is whether they want to eat the tents. Goats are looking for the tastiest everything - sugar (sweet feed, animal cookies), salt (mineral mix, corn chips), fresh greens (this year's new leaves, your prize roses), etc. The tents are, for the most part, rather uninteresting. The glue is hard to get to, there is very little sweat residue on the edges from set-up, and the longer the tents are out there, the more they are going to taste like dirty goat fleece. Additionally, there aren't a lot of good spots to either pull apart or chew back at the molars area.

I expect that every goat has tasted the tents at least twice - once for the canvas and once for the metal - but with so much else to eat, tents aren't worth the work. What will be the telling point is how the tents look after the first day everyone decides to stay inside for the whole day because of rain. Do they get so bored they will chew on anything? We'll find out.

Edited at 2016-07-14 06:16 pm (UTC)
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