Sometimes people ask me questions that have short answers, so I can’t write a whole blog about them. This week let’s take a look at some of those.
The day before yesterday, a big flock of wild geese went winging south, way up in the sky. Mom shaded her eyes with her hand and watched them go. Then she sighed and went back to forking hay.
Uzzi and I were amazed when a roadrunner appeared on our farm this year. Yes, a roadrunner—just like the one in cartoons. We thought he’d say, “Beep! Beep!” and when he didn’t, we asked him why. He gave us a disdainful look that said “foolish goats” and replied, “We are not at all like that silly cartoon!”
Last week, we discussed barber pole worms, a major killer of goats and sheep. This week, let’s talk about some ways you can help control livestock parasites in addition to using chemical dewormers.
Two of my three Pilgrim geese, all girls, started making a squeaky noise instead of their normal squawking. They are about 6 years old. Any ideas as to why they are doing this? —Bea