Friday, 4 August 2017

Drying nettles

nettles Aug 17

The process of building up a stock of winter fodder for the goats is underway. We have been making hay but we are now drying a large bundle of nettles each day to add to the fodder. We hang the bundle in the goat house (suitably partitioned off from the goats). It takes about 4 days for the nettles to dry out. Hopefully we can build up enough of a stock of fodder over the summer to avoid having to buy in feed over the winter.

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