You can tell a lot about a person by how they eat an ear of corn. Tidy and straight across or all over the place?
It doesn’t matter how a hen eats an ear of corn. She’ll peck at it until every bit is gone.
Tonka is a calm and methodical eater. When I take him out to graze, he barely moves.
He mows down on the grass that is, literally, right in front of his nose.
The goats, of course, are another story.
They rip up the grass with enthusiasm. (Did you know that goats only have bottom teeth in the front, none on top? But there is a hard gum line. You don’t want to get your fingers bit by a goat.)
The goats take their time to look around and chew.
There might be some talking.
And the grass is always greener somewhere else.
Thanks for my morning chuckle. I am curious though…… who`s the all over the place person in your family? :)
Love Pip with his color commentary! I’ve never been a horse person, but it is calming just to look at Tonka’s face. He is truly beautiful.
When I give my girls the leftover cobs there is nothing and I mean nothing left…not even the cob! I bought some dried mealworms and that is a big hit…
Love to see those bulbous bellies!
:D So I had to ask everyone about their corn eating styles. I had never paid any attention. We’re all straight acrossers! I always give my hermit crabs our cobs. They swarm them.
Our German Shorthair Pointer loved corn on the cob and she worked the cob clean. I surely miss her. Do your dogs eat corn off the cob or does Tonka?
Lily would shred the cob to bits and Scooter says he’s a big, beef-eating dog who doesn’t touch vegetables :)
My beloved kitty Simba was crazy about corn on the cob! It was so funny watching him eat it. On another note…. We are considering goats and I was wondering how the tethering works out? This is a great way to allow them lots of room to munch and roam. Can you recommend a certain type…. one they won’t eat through. Thanks.
Funny about your kitty. I knew one that loved munching green beans.
Do. Not. Tether. Goats get tangled. Goat choke. Some of us don’t even use collars. Those plastic link collars you see dairy goats wearing? They’re break away.
Terry, Thanks for the reply about tethering. I definitely wouldn’t want to cause injury. ♥ Terri
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