[NAFEX] Fruit Tree and goat care

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Tue Jul 11 11:32:10 EDT 2006


Hello,

The town farm had a goat when I was a boy.  It had rubber bike handle  
grips on it's horns.  Possibly for stearing it.  Ha, ha, ha.  That was one  
cranky animal.

Tom

On Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:31:00 -0400, Nate <nrhora at gmail.com> wrote:

> You can teach an old dog new tricks, so long as you don't have goats
> influencing it. Then again, a dog should always have the gumption of
> not letting a goat lead the way with it's horns.
>
> On 7/11/06, Thomas Olenio <tolenio at sentex.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Rule #1:  Fruit/veggies and livestock NEVER co-mingle
>>
>>                 (well if you live in a grass hut in
>>                 Africa, maybe) [smile]
>>
>> Rule #2:  Goats will eat anything, anytime
>>
>>                 (That is why the old joke of goats eating
>>                 tin cans hangs on and on.)
>>
>> Tom
>>
>> On Tue, 11 Jul 2006 10:41:42 -0400, Richard Moyer <ramoyer at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Advice requested:
>> > We just bought 2 Nigerian Dwarf does, who are meeting our fresh milk
>> > needs.
>> >
>> > One went from the milking stand this morning to eating some weeds and
>> > hanging grapeleaves, which is what we like.
>> >
>> > When I looked up again, she had just pulled 2 big hunks of bark (4-5"
>> > long)
>> > from a 3" persimmon sapling, which we had recently topworked.  That  
>> tree
>> > and
>> > two others like it are on my to do list to protect today, with 2"x4"
>> > fencing--somehow she knew!  (She, so far, had avoided debarking all  
>> other
>> > saplings in their woodlot.)
>> >
>> > I put the goats in their fence, wrapped the persimmon trunk in  
>> parafilm
>> > and
>> > shaded it with cardboard.
>> > Any other advice on care of this trunk?  1/3-1/2 of the bark is gone  
>> in 2
>> > spots on the south side.
>> >
>> > Second question, for those with goat experience:
>> > Do we assume that goats will strip bark, anytime, any season, on any
>> > tree?
>> > If there an age/size of fruit tree that is ever avoided when plenty of
>> > other
>> > browse and concentrate is around?  Or do I assume that any fruit tree,
>> > any
>> > size, may be debarked at anytime, thereby always fencing them out?
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Richard Moyer
>> > East TN
>>
>>
>>
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