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@Jesusfreak101 is sooo right about them being finicky eaters. My goats will choose a pice of grass, but not eat it all the way down. Same with hay...if it touches the ground...forget it..unless I’m putting a new bale up. They eat the bases of our pine trees and Chris tells me to make them stop? Yeah right! He needs to wrap the orange fencing around them somehow? But, it’s a lot of trees, and they are really big! But, @Xerocles ...goats are truly wonderful animals who give the love you give right back...unlike chickens, bunnies and , yes, even my ducks. But, if you’re not up for all the time and work...as you clearly have learned, there is a lot...then I’m glad you realized it before you got them and then regretted your decision. Maybe some day...just get two...no kidding or milk8ng.....
 

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Hair sheep....as close as you can get to brush eating like goats but a whole lot easier to keep in fencing, keep alive and have very little problems with lambing, living, eating, etc. Smart as tacks, too. They make me smile every single day with their great personalities and intelligent reactions.
 

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Many times over I have said I don't have predators on my land. And just as many times, you guys have told me that they will come.
First predator showed up. Yesterday morning the temporary fence in the garden was collapsed, and the leftover duck food was eaten. (Ducks safely closed up in their house.)
Nyx went crazy last night. I went out with the spotlight, shined the tree where she was freaking out, but couldn't find anything. She stayed awake all night, barking. This morning after I got up, she was still going strong. I went out with the binoculars and finally found Ricky way up in the tree. Nyx and I convinced him to never bother our property or animals again.
Thanks all for the warning. Constant vigilance.
 

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Ricky Raccoon, I presume! :gig If you grow it, they will come...... :D =D That's a good dog you've got there! Got a pic of your dog?
Ricky raccoon indeed. This picture is from last year. Another of her trophies. You don't want a picture of her from this morning. A little too graphic. Today she is black and white and red all over. ( none of the red is hers by the way)
 

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@Sheepshape I am so glad you posted a picture are the Snakehead Lily. It's gorgeous. I've never seen one before. You listed it as a wildflower, but my research shows it is from Europe and Northern Asia. I can find no reference to it being an invasive species. Yours just must be a garden escapee.
I find no references of anyone who has raised it in the southeastern United States. Only the North, and some in California. I will have some by next year. Thank you.
 

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Silly me...I forgot to post the pic.

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That is one GOOD dog!!! I really need a good critter dog, especially a snake dog....really need a snake dog. Worth their wt. in gold, a good varmint dog for a homestead. And she's beautiful too, which is a bonus!
 
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