Until today. I happened to be looking out the window when Luna goat, the herd queen, decided it was time to add some pumpkin to her diet. She marched over to the scattered gourds and began to sniff each one. In a few moments she had chosen a likely candidate and taken a firm bite of it.
She was soon joined by Jane Doe.
And they squabbled a bit, rearing up and butting heads.
Then the settled down to share the treat.
Meanwhile a few of the chickens looked on, expectantly.
Once the goats had opened up those globes for them, they joined in, pecking at the flesh and gobbling up the seeds. There is some evidence that the seeds aid in removing intestinal parasites in some animals. I don't know if that is true, but I do know that the animals are enjoying autumns last fruits.