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  1. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    I love the bag idea—I’ll have to look around the area for some rentals. We wouldn’t be able to burn it until November or December… but we would be able to burn it eventually. I haven’t had the gumption to get out there with a rake just yet.
  2. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    They’ll nibble it here and there… but they definitely won’t eat acres of it, especially with so much other forage available. We’d need about a couple dozen more goats to effectively mow the pasture that way… but that’s more goats than I can handle. I talked to a guy to have his herd of mobile...
  3. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    That was my plan for next year… to start my weed whacking / mowing marathon much earlier. But if you mow the foxtail grass, it still goes to seed just an inch long (in my experience). I would prefer not to use herbicide as we have animals… and a creek that runs through our pasture and into the...
  4. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    I’m in el dorado county, near Auburn. It seems like the small patches of Clover push out the foxtails pretty well, and keep things low to the ground. The goats don’t eat the clover, though, but they don’t eat the foxtail either and there’s plenty of other forage for them. We have very little...
  5. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    Hi Bruce. We don’t have a tractor, or even a mower. We moved in a few months ago and only have a weed whacker we inherited (for now). We are working on getting a no turn or an atv with brush hog or mower attachment… but our property is a steep hill, so we’re not sure how useful any of that would...
  6. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    Ridgetop, thank you so much for the advice! She’s a great pyr. We have about 5 acres. The whole property is fenced and then the pasture is fenced within. All no climb, about 5 feet high, I’d say, minus the dog run which is 10 feet on one side (previous owner put it in—I’m not sure why so high...
  7. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    Thank you so much! I will check out her thread!
  8. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    That is so funny about the turtle! We don’t have turtles around here, so I imagine everyone would be really surprised if we found one. I or my partner go outside with a flashlight when she barks seriously. She has a very serious and deep alert bark. We don’t praise her, but we stand with her...
  9. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    This is great advice, thank you! I will definitely try it. It has been high seventies here at night lately and I’ve been considering sleeping outside on the deck (where I can see her but she can’t see me) to correct her consistently (day job be damned lol). If she sees me, or if I hush her, she...
  10. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    Thanks for your response! This definitely goes beyond an identifying sniff. She is eating the poop out of their bums as they as they drop it, and excitedly following them in circles waiting for more. A delicious snack for her, I am sure. She is not “aggressive” about it—meaning I don’t think...
  11. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    Thanks Finnie! I am in Northern California. I will add it to my profile as well. 😊
  12. Goatsincoats99

    LGD Questions from a First Timer

    Hi everyone! I have a few questions about raising an LGD. A little backstory: I started homesteading on a handful of acres last October. I knew I wanted goats to help with brush management—and an LGD to protect them. I did a ton of reading on just about every LGD resource I could find. I...
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