Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal

Welcome to Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal, a blog written by the newspaper's staff at A2 Journal, a new, weekly, community newspaper covering Ann Arbor. This blog is a place for members of the newspaper's staff to write their thoughts, observations, opinions and other informative pieces they put together while covering the rich history, interesting people, institutions and traditions that make Ann Arbor such a unique community.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

May 15 - Lisa's Musings (on goats) and Every Day Life

One of the coolest things about being a reporter is the new stuff I learn on an almost daily basis.

Today, I learned about goats. Things like they'll munch on grass and weeds, and low tree branches and leaves -- especially the dried kind -- are goat caviar.

But did you know they also like Fig Newtons?

Yup, those cookies are like dog bones for goats.

Each has a distinct personality, too, and goat fanciers highly recommend them as a fun alternative to weed whackers.

Goats are grazers; they won't dig up a pasture like some other farm animals tend to do. Plus they're small and can be made into pets.

I learned that goats are pretty cool farm animals; especially the Pygmy variety.

And they have names like Nutmeg and Cinnamon and Samson, Flair, Aussie and BB.

Thanks members of the Renegade 4-H Club for teaching me about your goats today.

Now that I've met the goats and their 4-H handlers, I can't wait to watch them compete at the 4-H Youth Show this July.

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