Monday, March 29, 2010

Goatucation: How Goats Eat - Browsing and Grazing

It is no secret that we goats like to eat.
We like to eat a lot.
I have used a Goatucation (or two) to tell you about the four stomachs of a goat.
Now I will tell you about browsing and grazing.
We goats do both.
We are very talented - especially when it comes to food.
Mmmmm, food.

Grazing is the eating of grasses and weeds. This is what we do most often. If you ask me there is nothing better than some tasty grass.
We go grazing all summer long



We love to go grazing down by the river.
And then of course, there is stealth grazing. 



That is hiding and eating the tastiest tidbits for yourself.

We are lucky that so many yummy grasses and weeds grow here.

Browsing is eating woody twigs and leaves.
You know how much we love to munch on our trees around here.

 
We don't look at our best when we are doing it but appearance isn't most important when you are going for a delicious nibble of some pine.
Mmmmm, pine.


 It takes serious balancing to browse correctly.



My studmuffin is an expert browser.
Hi Luke!

I hope you enjoyed today's Goatucation it's a nice lead in to tomorrow's post - The First Graze of Spring.

13 comments:

  1. I never knew the difference between browsing and grazing before. Thanks for the lesson!

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  2. It's funny to see them up on their hind legs like that!

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  3. i bet you all wish you were taller. it looks like some really tasty munchies are just a bit higher!

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  4. That is one of the funniest things to watch, I think. Our trees are now covered in leaves so all the goats are doing their little stand-up routines to try and strip every bit of green they can.

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  5. Well,I would imagine having to keep 4 stomachs full requires a lot of work and skill!

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  6. Browsing and grazing. Sounds like a normal day for me. I must have been a goat in my past life. A black and white goat cute like harry!!!

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  7. I use my mom to stand on when I want to eat something waay high! I'm not as little as I used to be so she kind-of falls down.... I wonder why? hee hee

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  8. We didn't realize there was a difference in the way you eat so we learned something today!

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  9. Stopping by from SITS and wishing you a great day!

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  10. Well you did a fine job describing our eating habits!! Very good indeed!

    I think I will go do a little browsing or grazing :O)..

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  11. I'm not a goat but I browse (shop) and graze (munchies) all the time. Wait! I'm a nanny -- does that count? It's such fun to watch them during their thing.

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