domingo, 14 de outubro de 2012
Cabras - Goats
Humans work with goats to sustain themselves and our shared (goat)culture in the mountain, of which they are a intrinsic member.
Because we don't have other way of taking care of them outside (our terraces mosaic patches are not properly fenced), most of the time they are kept in their warm home, as if in a rock cliff cave...
As mentioned in previous post, the decomposition of this trampled and manured biomass happens to occur under the tilled soil. Creating a sponge that holds Spring time rain water and summer "once a week" flood irrigation.
They are milked every day. Milk is used mostly to make cheese for home comsumption and some for special local traditional produce market, via direct relational marketing/sale.
Some people take them to the mountain everyday to browse on more than those same species that are cut and brought to them everyday.
Three goats in the old shed, whose 2 walls are built with dry stone only, and is partly embeded in the rocky slope. The goat at the back stands on this mother rock nearly vertical slope. Mimics the goat cave on the cracks of rocky cliffs, reminds me of Mallorca (Spain) "wild goats" hiding on this type of shelters.