Thursday, January 13, 2011

The original Weed Eater

One man's weeds can be another creature's meal.
This picture of a former neighbor with open mouth hopefully qualifies for Rob and Mandy's new food meme called "Food for Thoughts."
Sheep and goat grazing is encouraged in Israel, especially here in the forested Jerusalem Hills, in order to reduce the amount of underbrush and lessen the chance of fire.
After a few recent days of rain, green growth is finally starting to replace the brown dry stuff that has been around all during the extra-long extra-hot summer dry season.


spacedlaw said...

And I bet the goats find the underbush really tasty!

Sara said...

I love his white ears! Looks like he has found a nice green "salad" to enjoy.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Yes! Munch away!

Spiderdama said...

It`s good to hear that the green is back, no you need it:-)
Wish you a happy evening!

Jew Wishes said...

Great shot, Dina! Nature's garden, a bounty for us all.

Kay said...

I'm wondering if goats are ever dangerous with their horns. I know the wild pigs in our hills need to be left alone.

Robin said...

He's a cutie. Fun play on words, too.

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Anonymous said...

How nice to see a 'family member', as the family name of mine can be translated as 'goat'.

Please have a good Friday.

daily athens

Cloudia said...


Aloha from Waikiki

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Chuck Pefley said...

Oh yes, I should think this does qualify. The goat thinks so, anyway! LOL!!

VP said...

It's always good to see nature at work!

Reader Wil said...

That's exactly why our shepherds take their flocks to the heath-lands: to remove the grass growing among the heath. The heather is blooming in August and that is a beautiful sight.
Thanks for your comment on Qld. My daughter is safe now and almost home.( I hope!)