Goats in Winter: Forage

Goats are natural browsers. They like to eat leaves and other vegetation about head high (more or less). Trees, bushes, and high grasses provide a variety of tasty seasonal offerings in spring, summer, and fall.

So what do the goats do in winter? In winter, we provide our goats with hay and dry tree leaves (some of which generous visitors brought to the yard for us this fall)…and fresh green leaves in the form of eastern white pine!

Our goats would welcome your contributions of pine. Please feel free to bring fresh eastern white pine branches to Visiting Hours (Sundays 1-3pm). Just be sure it’s the correct variety of pine (with long needles, as shown in photo), with no pesticides or other chemicals. Thank you!