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post #121 of 145
I need some goats to eat my thistle, but can't find anyone to rent them to me. And I don't want to take them to the vet and milk them. And keep them from being eaten by mountain lions.
post #122 of 145

I prefer to think with pictures. 

post #123 of 145
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Goats are great: tasty and they eat blackberry vines.  Not much better than a BBQ dinner that consumes invasive bushes.

 

As for Josh he comes off more like the blackberry vines: prickly, invasive, but some good fruit sometimes.

 

Let's talk about goats some more.  They are supposed to be smarter than pigs or dogs.

And poison ivy.  We had pigmy goats for a while, totally vile creatures, but they did clean out every spec of poison ivy we had in the woods, and we had lots.

post #124 of 145
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I need some goats to eat my thistle, but can't find anyone to rent them to me. And I don't want to take them to the vet and milk them. And keep them from being eaten by mountain lions.

Won't they lend you some from Glacier Park?  :dunno  It would be a nice summer vacation for them.  

 

Those taste really good too. 

post #125 of 145
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I need some goats to eat my thistle, but can't find anyone to rent them to me. And I don't want to take them to the vet and milk them. And keep them from being eaten by mountain lions.

 

But if they are eaten by lions, that solves the vet and milking problems.....

post #126 of 145
Yes, but they might not be done with the thistle yet. Plus they are kind of cute.
post #127 of 145
Just add two of these.

post #128 of 145

Does Goat Boy fit better here or in the retro memories thread?

 

Remember the eeeeeeeeeeeeeighties?????????

 

post #129 of 145
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Nobody is taking my goat!

Why oh Why should I ever do such a thing?
post #130 of 145
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Baa-aaa-aaaa! wink.gif

Blacksheep!!!
http://digilander.libero.it/atavacron/la%20zona%20neutrale/pecore%20nere.html
post #131 of 145

Vacant lots were supposed to be cleared by goats:

 

Fund Manager Sets Goats Grazing in Blighted Detroit

By ALEXANDRA STEVENSON  June 5, 2014, NY Times

 

Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times


 

In typical bureaucratic absurdity, the Goats were removed after one day because they violated city ordinances and constituted an illegal farm:

 

Urban Detroit goat farm shut down by city one day into operation

June 09, 2014, Michigan Live

post #132 of 145
Wouldn't be an issue for me - agricultural zoning. The bears are a bigger issue in terms of the success of goat grazing.

Taken my my next door neighbor last night. He was on her deck.
post #133 of 145

Didn't really think a black bear would attack a goat, but seems to be not that uncommon.

 

North Carolina:

 

http://youtu.be/OWSLXktgC7w

post #134 of 145
Love how the bears were vicious and aggressive. Heck, it was dinner. Bears being bears. And the goats were nicely corralled so they didn't have to chase them. Just like the local chickens that recently vanished. Yum!
post #135 of 145

 I thought black bears were vegetarians that eat fish? aka old school vegetarians.

post #136 of 145
They eat mostly vegetation, but when presented with some nice easy meat, will be thrilled.
post #137 of 145
They just need to raise the badassitude of the goats.

post #138 of 145

Generally, they are just curious. 

 

 

 Even if their kid is there.  

 

Doesn't mean I'd approach them or turn my back on one.  

post #139 of 145
Are those your pics? I love mountain goats. They are both silly and serious.
post #140 of 145
Yeah. They are common sights up at Logan Pass.
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post #142 of 145
It got sick of tourons wanting their picture taken with it.
post #143 of 145

Sibhusky, do you ever stop off at Goat Lick on US 2?  It is not what it used to be before the last couple of slides but still an interesting spot for goat watching.  

 

Think the goats chased the bears out of there too.

post #144 of 145
Actually I haven't. More interested in the hike than the goats. Seen plenty of goats, they're like looking at cows now. Those are not my only pictures of goats. Would like more elk, however.
post #145 of 145

Mairzy doats

And dozy doats

And Bears and Goats

In sheepskin coats

With root beer floats

Are rowing boats

In castle moats

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