We have a goat bucket in the kitchen that we bring down to the goats every morning, loaded with goodies. With all the vegetables we eat, they get lots of colorful odds and ends to munch on. This bucket had broccoli stems, carrot ends, butternut squash skins, a few celery ends and apple cores. (We have a friend that eats their apple cores, but I’m not that “hard-core” yet….hehe.)
The animals on this homestead eat most of our kitchen scraps, and the ones they don’t go in the compost pile.
We pretty much clean our plates around here, but I love that everything we don’t eat, gets eaten one way or another and there’s no waste. Then the animals transform it into compost to enrich the garden. It’s a beautiful symbiotic system. And that’s one of the many things I love about homesteads and small farms.
And the joy that comes from watching the goats happily eat their treats is fun too!
Fennel comes to get her treats (she’s still a little shy of us.)
She is growing so fast.
She’s immensely curious.
Look at her little horn buds growing. Soon they will look like her sister’s below.
Jeff rubbed coconut oil on Faun’s lovely horns once an my how they shone!
Faun is as sweet as ever. I love her gentle spirit.
Fennel has a gentleness too, yet a whole lot more spunk! Her airplane ears crack me up.
If you would like to learn some interesting goat trivia today (something I didn’t know)
you can read this post here: Goat Teeth?
What do you do with your kitchen scraps?