GOAT WALKERS

After a restful Saturday, towards late afternoon we took the goats on their weekly walk in the Lower Arroyo Seco (just 5 minutes down the road) The Arroyo Seco runs from the San Gabriel mountains all the way to LA a swath of land that remains wild (sorta) and we are so blessed to have it so close by — practically in our own backyard!

This time of year is so beautiful with the wild mustards, wildflowers and wild grasses all growing. In a few months time everything will be brown and crunchy. The Arroyo Seco is full of wild edibles too. I’ve spotted golden currents, elderberry, wild plums, cactus and much more edibles which I’ve taken note of for future wild forging expeditions.

goatwalkmarch-1.jpg One of the reasons I love California… the gorgeous oaks!

goatwalkmarch-2.jpg Yeah, we are going walking!

goatwalkmarch-3.jpg Following the herd mother/leader down the path

goatwalkmarch-4.jpg Sitting in a field of sunflowers… spring is here and the wildflowers are stunning!

goatwalkmarch-6.jpg What’s that? Blackberry and Lady Fairlight spot rabbits in the underbrush

goatwalkmarch-5.jpg La de dah… Walking along the stream

goatwalkmarch-7.jpg It’s getting dark, time to go home before the coyotes come out.

goatwalkmarch-8.jpg Whew! The goats are tired after their walk.

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  1. Amy says:

    Gorgeous pictures, guys! Spring has officially arrived here, too: forsythia, daffodils, crocuses, plum trees…

  2. Jess says:

    I once backpacked Northern Ireland and a man who ran a hostel gave me a lift to Giant’s Causeway. We loaded ourselves and his goat, Nancy, into the tiny hatchback for the 15 minute drive. As we approached the gate the goat got all excited knowing where we were. The guard at the gate waved us in with no fee and hollered ‘Hey, Nancy!’. Upon arrival man and goat set out on their stroll along the causeway and I continued backpacking. In all the years since, I have never heard of anyone else taking their goat for a walk. So nice to see that someone else is enjoying the experience!

  3. Judy says:

    Beautiful pictures! What a nice afternoon walk. The goats are amazing — I just can’t believe that they will walk right along with you and not run off LOL If I took my dogs for a walk in the woods, they would definitely have to be on leash or they would take off and I’d never be able to find them. So I have to say that you have some very well behaved goats 🙂

  4. Frugal in Mexico says:

    I am glad the goats get the treat of a walk with you. Truely they are pets. My dad raised goats when I was very young & we drank goat milk. Beautiful pictures.

  5. David says:

    Wow! Musta missed that sunflower patch on my short day walk on last Sunday morn. Been ages since I explored the Seco casting/ archery area. Didn’t remember the present bubbling streams flowing on each side of the channel, but its enlivened the Arroyo immensely. Even seen 3 burnt sienna mowhawk stylin ducks( mergansers?) in the stagnant upper water area under those monumental bridges. Like to see the 2 nannies reaction to the park patrol horses. Your 2 nannies & you have diverse wonderful wild strolling grounds :).

  6. Lynn says:

    Awwwwww. They are so sweet! It looks like a nice time was had by all. We are getting all our plans in order and preparing our space so that when I get my car paid off I can reduce my work hours and go part time! Then we get the goats! It’s so hard to wait.

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