The Rose Shrub

2 Mar

Lily saw Casey checking out something in the pasture the other day.

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She was quite intrigued.

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In fact, she thought the little stub of a rose bush looked so nice that she wanted it for herself.

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Luckily, Casey was a gentleman, and he let Lily have it.

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rose shrub_2141ewsShe truly enjoyed it!

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37 Responses to “The Rose Shrub”

  1. Jim March 2, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    Your goats get very personal, you are like a Mom with eyes in the back of her head. Sees everything. I guess it won’t hurt Lily’s stomach? Was it one that you were enjoying the roses last year?
    I was just telling Mrs. Jim that the next time we come to Nebr or Iowa I would like to get me a native, wild rose plant. Are they protected? If so perhaps I should get a cutting. I did that once before with a Nebr rose but it didn’t take hold. They have such pretty very light pink blossoms.

    • Teresa March 2, 2016 at 8:16 pm #

      The rose bushes in my pasture are multi-flora roses that are an invasive species. I’m glad to have the goats eat them. They like to scratch on the brambles, and they eat the little leaves. They won’t eat the thorny parts.

  2. Susan Anderson March 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    Somehow I never thought of goats as good sharers. This is a sweet goat story.


    • Teresa March 2, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

      Well, Casey is a sweet guy. He also went to find a cedar tree he could actually eat.

  3. TexWisGirl March 2, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

    cute. 🙂

    • Teresa March 2, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

      I thought they looked awfully cute out there with both of them checking out that pathetic remains of a bush.

  4. Anne March 3, 2016 at 12:41 am #

    A great goat story. Made me smile because you know we lost a great lady yesterday, Smiling Sally (DiStefano). I am going to keep as blue ups at my blog on Mondays in memory of her.
    I hope you have a great week and thank you for sharing your goats with us. xo

    • Teresa March 3, 2016 at 7:52 am #

      I was an occasional participant at Blue Monday. She always seemed to be such a caring, family person. Such a shame to lose her too.

  5. Margaret March 3, 2016 at 12:58 am #

    Ah! So sweet.

    • Teresa March 3, 2016 at 7:52 am #

      They do have their sweet moments.

  6. Jeanne March 3, 2016 at 1:02 am #

    That’s really a sweet story! I hadn’t realized you had that type of roses around. Thanks for sharing!

    • Teresa March 3, 2016 at 7:53 am #

      Multi-flora. Invasive. Good thing the goats like to eat them. My pasture is really getting cleaned of all those nasty invasive species.

  7. Alica March 3, 2016 at 5:18 am #

    It always amazes me how goats will eat anything. Anything! Ours used to eat prickly red root like it was chocolate or something!

    • Teresa March 3, 2016 at 7:54 am #

      Any brambles, nettles, thistles. Yep. Glad they do because it makes my pasture so nice and beautiful!

  8. Eileen March 3, 2016 at 5:58 am #

    Awww, they are so cute. Great story. Have a happy day!

    • Teresa March 3, 2016 at 7:55 am #

      Thanks. I think they are pretty cute and sweet and fun!

  9. Andrea March 3, 2016 at 6:52 am #


  10. Pondside March 3, 2016 at 9:51 am #

    There are days when I think ‘a goat would be an asset with all these weeds!’

    • Teresa March 3, 2016 at 10:34 am #

      They really do get rid of all those nasty invasive shrubs!

  11. Betty March 3, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    You mean she ate it? I guess there were no thorns.

    • Teresa March 3, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

      They very gently eat the leaves off eventually killing the bush. Then they like to scratch their horns on the remains. Occasionally, I do have one get a scratch or abscess because of the thorns.

  12. treadway March 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    We could have used the goats at the orchard for those old rose bushes….they are a nuisance.

    • Teresa March 3, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

      They are very good at killing those invasive species.

  13. Su-sieee! Mac March 3, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

    What a gentleman! Very cool story.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

    • Teresa March 3, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

      Thanks. They are sometimes nice. Mostly naughty, but sometimes they are nice.

  14. Alasandra Alawine (@AlasandraATCAD) March 4, 2016 at 4:52 am #

    Lily seemed to enjoy the rose a great deal.

    • Teresa March 4, 2016 at 8:56 am #

      They do seem to like beating up the remains of shrubs.

  15. jansfunnyfarm March 4, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    Hooray for a gentleman. We came by from the Pet Parade where you are the featured favorite today.

    • Teresa March 4, 2016 at 8:57 am #

      Thanks so much for coming to visit!

  16. Juana March 4, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    Beautiful photos. I love the warm sunny hues of the goats and grass.
    visiting from warm heart wednesday.

    • Teresa March 4, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

      Thanks. It was a really beautiful day out in pasture.

  17. Little Wandering Wren March 9, 2016 at 4:53 am #

    Love is… starting from scratch!

    • Teresa March 9, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

      I always loved that Love Is… cartoon when I was growing up.

  18. Jenny Matlock March 29, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    I love that the bushes are multiple purpose!

    A snack and then a scratch!

    Can’t get much better than that.

    Thanks for warming my heart with your link to week 16.


    • Teresa March 29, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

      I don’t think there will be many new leaves growing for them to snack on anymore. They do a good job of keeping them stripped, which kills off the nuisance shrubs.


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