Monday, 2 May 2016

Hawthorn snacks for the goats

hawthorn Apr 16

The hawthorn is in leaf earlier than usual this year, thanks to the mild winter, though the cold snap last week didn't help. The goats love hawthorn leaves so I took the sheers to one of the hedges on the allotment site and chopped back twigs that have grown in the past year. The goats eat leaves and woody tissue so made quick work of this snack. Soon we will be chopping back large branches for them. They will eat the leaves, twigs and bark. What's left will be chopped up, dried for a couple of years and then used as firewood.

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