Considering in most of history of humankind, all the way to biblical days and before, obviously people did not have local feed stores or ways to get hay imported very easily. Yet the goats lived and produced milk. (proverbs 27:27 for example) So I'm curious if anybody does this today. We are new to goats, but not new to livestock. We have chickens that are COMPLETELY grass/bug fed and they are FLOURISHING wonderfully. In fact when we fed them commercial food, they did not have as shiny feathers, did not run, and were not nearly as active. When we switched we noticed an immediate difference. So here is the game plan. I have some local plants & hay that I believe that goats will like. #1 Cedar. Plenty of BUSHY cedar around here. #2 Bermuda hay + Other grasses & clover. Plenty of that around here too. #3 We have a 40' X 40' pen they mostly stay in. The entire thing is woven wire. We are going to grow honeysuckle vines all up and down the fences for them to forage on. #4 We have 5 acres full of cedar trees, grasses, weeds, cactus?, along with plenty of forage area. #5 We have a garden, with many corn husks and sunflowers #6 Wandering Jew (edible to humans, a purple plant sometimes used in salads & rabbits love it) After the goats forage on the cedar branches we either cut for them and hang for them, we will be chipping it for bedding for their night time barn. How does this sound? Is there anybody else feeding their goats ONLY what they have available and relying the creation (as did people all through history) to provide for their goats without spending $ at the feed store for feed? Thanks!