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Livestock => Goats => Topic started by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 15, 2020, 09:23:51 pm

Title: No goats
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 15, 2020, 09:23:51 pm
Getting used to having no goats but what do I do with all my fruit tree prunings now?  :roflanim:
Title: Re: No goats
Post by: Fleecewife on October 15, 2020, 11:17:35 pm



They (allegedly) produce some interesting dye colours, I think pinky.


You could root the cuttings and go into business selling fruit trees  :tree: :apple: :tree: :cherry: :tree: :pear: :tree:


You could chip them for mulch


You could weave a hedgehog shelter


Erm..... ;D   :wave:
Title: Re: No goats
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on October 16, 2020, 09:29:36 am
You could offer them up to other goat, sheep and pig keepers to collect and feed to theirs... in return for  :goat: :goat: :goat:  cuddles obviously!  Like the idea of you starting a business growing them on too though!
Title: Re: No goats
Post by: cans on October 16, 2020, 10:56:33 am
Same boat here, except it’s rasp canes, cabbage and cauliflower greens.  I begrudge the composter them after so many years of being goaty treats 

I like the idea of swapping for  :goat: cuddles
Title: Re: No goats
Post by: macgro7 on October 16, 2020, 11:28:32 am
Get yourself a pet rabbit instead. I tried fattening rabbits (meat rabbits however) on just brambles and it worked!
They also est cabbage bits and apple tree prunnings  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: No goats
Post by: sheeponthebrain on October 16, 2020, 07:47:07 pm



You could root the cuttings and go into business selling fruit trees  :tree: :apple: :tree: :cherry: :tree: :pear: :tree:



Erm..... ;D   :wave:
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sounds a hood idea.  I'll buy some from you once they have roots
Title: Re: No goats
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on October 17, 2020, 09:49:49 pm
Some brilliant ideas. I think I'll give growing fruit trees a miss. I'm supposed to be cutting back on what I do, not finding another job. Hedgehog shelters? Good idea - I will try it if my hands will allow it. I think SD has probably had the most feasible idea. I'll put something on the Goaty Friends Facebook group. And hope
that someone on here who is near would like some.