This may seem like sort of a useless thread, but I just wanted to share.... and just chat about "goats" to other goat people that understand. I have my little goats in pens until the fence is finished (been three months in the works, but we are NOW to the fence stretching stage.... any day now it'll be done... wahoo!!!). So anyway, in the meantime I've taken them out on lead lines and sit and watch them for a couple hours. I try to do this daily. I just love watching them make choices over all the yummy stuff in the yard. I guess I was wondering if any of you have noticed how your goats eat? And what kinds of things do they like best in your yard, and during different seasons? Here's what I've seen..... they'll sniff a bit, then find what they want. They'll then stick to that particular plant for awhile, even if it means sniffing the whole yard to find more. If no more can be found, or they happen across something that smell enticing, they'll then stick to THAT for a bit. One day recently our doeling, Hope, "found" the spinich in the garden - and particularly liked the seed/berries. It was only her out that afternoon, so she was running loose without the lead line. I tried to discourage her, and we played a silly game of her running in the barn to "hide" (she'd peek her head out to see if I didn't notice her, then quickly slip back to the garden). I eventually gave up because it was all too cute and funny. After getting her fill she moved on to acorns for a bit, then insisted I help her reach the high branches in the oak tree. I had to hold the branch down while she used my hip to stand. Over all lately I've noticed them really loving the dried leaves, crushed/dying plants, and any seed/berries they can find. Today especially they went wild over the dried leaves. I think because we had a light rain last night that softened them up some..... like soggy potato chips I guess. :shrug: LOL I had to go in for a refill on coffee, and you should have heard their cries! It was all muffled from full mouths of leaves. If they had just stopped stuffing their faces for a second they could have let out a good bellow..... but they weren't about to stop THAT. I got a really good laugh off their frantic faces, muffled cries, and the fact that even though they were very upset I was leaving, they weren't ABOUT to stop shoveling in those leaves. Goats are so silly.