In past years I've noticed that at this time of year the goats start eating the bark on the branches previously left for them to eat the leaves. There are still lots of branches piled up waiting to be chopped up for firewood and the goats, especially the 2 kids, are feasting now on the bark. I'm quite happy to let them continue. My guess is that there is lots of nutrition in the bark, evne if it is harder to digest.
Until 2009 I was working in London, UK, but I gave it up to pursue a life of self-sufficiency. My aim is to grow or forage for all my food, produce my own power and live a healthier and greener lifestyle. I left London to return to my home village of Sunniside, near Newcastle, in the North East of England. I have a couple of plots of land there as well as the garden of my house. Our village is a commuter area for Newcastle but we are surrounded by countryside which we use for picking wild foods. My mission in life is to show that it is possible to live well without destroying the planet in the process. I am also keen to ensure knowledge of historic recipes and cooking is kept alive. I regularly try out recipes from old cookbooks using the food we have grown. I make videos about our progress and about how to cook home-grown foods. These can be viewed on www.youtube.com/jonathanwallace.