Solving the Yard Goat Problem

25 May

With my garden getting tilled, I had to figure out what to do with my yard goats.  I do believe last summer Sam enjoyed snacking on my green bean plants. I didn’t want a repeat.

Xerxes (back) and Sam

Xerxes (back) and Sam

That means I had to have another fence.  I had panels up north, where we had the petting zoo at the pumpkin patch last fall.

Ranger ew

I had to bring them to my yard with the help of my trusty Ranger.


Then I put up a fence all across the yard.

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The boys were a bit disappointed about having their space cut in half, but they still have plenty of space.

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Hopefully, I’ll get these veggies planted (between rain showers) and have a great harvest.


This is a good addition to the yard!

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20 Responses to “Solving the Yard Goat Problem”

  1. Jim May 25, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    One ornery kid ruins it for all. That’s a lesson I learned in the first or second grade.
    Shame on Sam, now the rest can’t enjoy the garden. And you had to spend a weekend making fences where they really weren’t needed. Except for Sam.

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 9:19 am #

      I’m pretty sure Xerxes would be right there with Sam eating all the good stuff. It’s kind of in their nature.

  2. Jeanne May 25, 2016 at 11:13 pm #

    Excellent idea! It looks like you did a good job! Sam and Xerxes will just have to tough it I guess. However, it looks as if there’s quite a bit of lawn for them yet.

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 9:20 am #

      They have plenty of green stuff to eat. I’m actually going to have to mow around my garden now. LOL

  3. Joshua May 25, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    Yard goat isn’t a term you see much. Good luck in keeping them out of the plants.

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 9:21 am #

      I do try to avoid yard goats, but I’ve not been very successful with that for the last year or so. The fence will work!

  4. Margaret May 25, 2016 at 11:47 pm #

    Problem solved, that’s great.

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 9:21 am #

      If only all problems could be fixed so easily.

  5. TexWisGirl May 26, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    fence panels are the best thing ever. 🙂

  6. Buttons May 26, 2016 at 7:20 am #

    That should do it. I had goats for a very very long time and they do love green beans and actually all garden veggies:) It looks nice and should work. Hug B

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 9:22 am #

      I still need to add a few more wires to hold it securely, but it’s worked so far.

  7. artmusedog May 26, 2016 at 9:24 am #

    Busy as ever I see ~ Vegetable garden would attract your lovely goats ~ Wonderful photos!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 9:25 am #

      Thanks, Carol. Have a great weekend!

  8. Eileen Wise May 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Hello, I hope you yard goats will be happy with their space. Good luck with the veggie planting. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

      They better be happy. They have more grass than they can keep eaten down.

  9. janicead May 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    Loving those yard goats. Do they not try to jump the fences?

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

      They are pretty happy where they are. They are good about staying where they belong.

  10. Ida P. Krause May 26, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    Curses foiled again…that’s what I hear the goats saying to your new fence. – Hope those veggies take off well for you. Nothing better than fresh produce.

    • Teresa May 26, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

      They are such good natured boys (as long as I don’t touch them), they don’t care.

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