Gourds for Goats

The owners of Capricious LLC provided goats to Oakmont during the summer to manage overgrown vegetation along the river bank. Now it is our turn to help them by providing gourds for goats. The munch bunch loves to eat gourds, and with Halloween right around the corner, the Borough of Oakmont is hosting a gourd drive.

A gourd is any fruit or seed that grows inside of a shell or peel, whether it be the pumpkin, squash, watermelon, or cucumber family. Gourds are very high in vitamins A and C, as well as calcium, fiber, and potassium. They also contain antioxidants that help protect the goats from free radicals that cause cancer. Gourds also helps improve their blood circulation, boost immune system, aid with digestion, improve eyesight, lessen the effects of poison hemlock ingestion, and buffer action against stomach acidity. Gourds are a great source of nutrition for the goats and are enjoyed by most. Just be sure to clean and prepare the gourds properly before disposing them into the collection bin.

Gourd collection site: 32 Ann Street, Oakmont, PA 15139. Receptacles will be provided for gourd collection beginning on November 1 through November 14, 2022.