Thursday, 18 June 2015

Nettles for fodder

hanging nettles June 15 3

Pinkie rather likes eating raw, fresh nettles.  Geraldine and Georgina on the other hand, eat them dried. Quite how Pinkie is unaffected by stinging nettles is something I can't answer. When dried, their sting is gone. And dried nettles will make good winter fodder for the goats. Whether or not we can get enough stored for winter is another matter. Pinkie found two of the bunches I made up recently hanging from the trellis. She ate both. Next time I'll need to hang them to dry out of her reach.

goat eating nettles June 15 1

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