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  • Joined May 2020
Pygmy weathers arrive tomorrow!!!!
« on: May 30, 2020, 04:01:28 pm »
So my first goats arrive tomorrow and I am so excited! They’ll be joining out Shetland for a bit of company and the rest of the craziness animals here.

I wanted to ask if anyone had any tips on drying forage to store for winter?


  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Pygmy weathers arrive tomorrow!!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 11:47:54 am »
I well remember that feeling.... along with "what have I done, am I anywhere near ready for this?" on the drive to collect them and "I don't know enough, what if it all goes wrong?" on the drive home!

What kind of forage?  Twigs/tree branches, nettle and willow herb I tie in bunches and hang in the eaves of the barn.  The natural airflow dries it and it's ready in a "usable bundle" when I need it.  Having said that, there's one bundle of willow herb I can't use from the year before last because a wren decided it was the perfect place to build a nest... and has returned to it again this year!

Relax and enjoy them, life will never be the same again... then again if you already have a Shitland (I'm assuming pony not sheep), then you're already living the crazy life!
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