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Photo of the Week: Kid on the Farm

4/15/2011 3:01:17 PM

Tags: photo of the week, CU photos, goats

Photo of the Week: Kid on the FarmThis little kid looks like he is ready to play. Running around in the sunshine does sound like a nice way to spend the afternoon. I know I wouldn’t complain. But goats are more useful than just for entertainment. They can mow the grass and provide meat and milk if you want to raise them.At my house, the goat, NE, is little more than entertainment. He gets to wander the farm because we had such a difficult time trying to keep him pinned up. So now, he just strolls around the yard nibbling on grass and plants. If he didn’t munch on the plants, he would basically be like a dog at our house. If you are looking for ways to fence in your animals, check out Living Fences for a different way to keep track of your animals.

If you had never thought about keeping goats on your homestead, check out Getting Your Goat. If you are looking for more information, search goats on MOTHER EARTH NEWS. And if you are determined to get goats, search the classifieds to find a few goats.

Thank you CU photographer foreverautumn01 for submitting your photo this week. Visit foreverautumn01’s My Gallery to see more animals on the farm, including horses.

Please continue submitting photos! Keep submitting your photos every week to the CU photo-sharing site. Each week the Photo of the Week is taken from that week’s submissions. You have to submit every week for a chance to be the Photo of the Week!

Remember to fill out the captions and give your gallery a name all its own. The more we know about an image, the more we can take from it. I know I enjoy reading about the different animals, especially when they all have fun names.

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