Goats and Cantaloupe

I recently found a new food that Pasqualina loves: cantaloupe.

Here she is *so* happy to get some cantaloupe rinds:

I just love watching goats eat, don’t you?

I call this blackmail material for when future prom dates show up:

OK, admittedly, this is only for true goat lovers, but here is some video of Pasqualina meets cantaloupe:


By the way, Pasqualina doesn’t care for the melon or seeds; just the rinds. Except for when a rind touches the ground…then it stays there.

Blech, says Pasqualina, and I can’t blame her. And then the rind gets recycled to the chickens.

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12 Responses to “Goats and Cantaloupe”
  1. I love that blackmail picture! Pasqualina’s so pretty!

    Thanks Margaret; Pasqualina hasn’t seen the photos yet…shhh πŸ˜‰


  2. 05.24.2010

    This is definitely good to know. Hopefully we’ll be having lots of cantaloupe rinds later in the gardening season!

    Leigh, if you haven’t seen it, there’s a great list of edibles/inedibles for goats at Fias Co Farm!


  3. Pam

    We had an Alpine doe once named Pasha and she would do the same thing with an ear of corn…amazing and funny at the same time…enjoy!

    Ooh I’ll have to get her an ear to play with later this summer…maybe by then Pinta will be interested. She’s not into bananas, cantaloupe, and whatnot just yet, so it’ll be fun to introduce her to new things too!


  4. Beth

    The first picture is my favorite – I love to see Pasqualina smile :o)

    It’s so funny because you snap away with the photos never knowing what comes out…I love that photo too <3


  5. 05.24.2010

    I just love Pasqualina…I know I haven’t actually met her, but she is the sweetest goat to ever grace my computer screen.

    *Goat kisses* πŸ˜€


  6. 05.24.2010

    My goats won’t touch anything that has hit the ground. Total princesses!

    Paolo told me that they used to have goats who wouldn’t eat anything they touched! Now *that* is diva πŸ˜‰


  7. Shanster

    What fabulous pictures! Love them… such a lovely girl, that Pasqualina! Mine are the same… nothing that touches the dirt will grace their lips… rolling of eyes. Heck, even I have a 2 second rule! grin

    I know, right? I even tried washing off a piece of rind that had fallen…just wasn’t having it!


  8. AmyEmilia

    I am enjoying your goat-chronicles… thank you!

    Thanks so much for reading AmyEmilia πŸ™‚


  9. 05.25.2010

    This is just priceless! Goats are the best entertainment!

    I could (and I do) sit and watch them for hours πŸ™‚


  10. 05.25.2010

    They do have the most funny eating habits. Some of the things they eat just make my mouth hurt to watch.

    So true! You really wonder how their mouths move those ways!


  11. n

    You my dear obviously have not taught the 5 second rule when you drop things on the floor it applies to goats as well as children and adults.It’s edible,just use tongs and brush off she’ll never know.
    I shall now call her Princess Pasqualina, she is so much fun.

    Oh believe me, N, she *knows*; I’ve even tried to wash stuff off…she just turns up her nose! She is definitely a principessa πŸ™‚


  12. 06.09.2010

    What a hoot! smiles.

    Thanks for coming over Ellen πŸ™‚


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