Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Goats, Ellisville, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

I don't know much about goats but this one seems friendly enough and irresistibly cute.

I never before noticed they had mustache-eyebrow-shaped slits for pupils.

Perhaps this is where the children's story line was inspired: ".....not by the hair on my chinny chin chin."

Like I said, I don't know much about goats but, it looks like if you pen them up in a small enclosure they will eat almost every living green thing within reach.  Perhaps this doesn't rise to the level of animal abuse but, it certainly doesn't seem to me like the right way for thoughtful humans to treat an animal.  If the goat eats everything then maybe the enclosure is too small - seems like a no-brainer. Of course, I'm one of those radical people who thinks animals have rights.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful photos! It's nice to see someone in the "neighborhood" who appreciates the land & animals as we do. Great pictures of our goats (whove since been rehomed to a farm in Brewster). We believe in using natural methods to clear land & fertilize soil for farming. The goats eat everything in site no matter how big the enclosure- that's the beauty of it! Of course we subsidized their diet with grain & hay when the growth was gone but they did a great job for the 2 yrs we had them. If we had bigger tree stumps we'd get pigs now to rut them up but the stumps we have are small enough to dig up ourselves. You're welcome to check out our website: