Wednesday, 25 June 2014

#alphabetphoto : G is for ... goat trees

Here are some Moroccan goats that we saw on the way to Essaouira when we were staying in Agadir.

And this is an argan tree. 

Now look closely at the tree.

Those cheeky goats love the fruit of the argan tree so much that they climb up the trees to eat them - the most intrepid ones will climb as high as six metres off the ground, according to our local guide !

He also said, with a laugh, that the argan oil that has become such a hugely popular ingredient in beauty and hair care  products recently probably comes from the stones of the fruit that have been eaten by the goats and passed through them - yuck !

We still bought some argan oil though when we visited a local cooperative - Juliette even had a go at producing argan oil in the traditional way and said it was very hard work.

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  1. I remember these goats from my visit long ago to Morocco. Essaouira was one of my favourite places of the many we visited.

    1. We loved Morocco - off to Turkey this year :)

  2. THAT'S AMAZING! Goats in trees, who knew?! This has improved my day. #alphabetphoto

  3. Goats are so intrepid. Some of the places you find them. Although not surprising when you look at the green of the tree and the dusty ground around it. #AlphabetPhoto

  4. Wow, I never knew goats could climb trees! Amazing :) #alphabetphoto.

  5. I think these are brilliant, amazing how they get up there

  6. What a nice experience! Those goats are so marvelous! Thanks for sharing the info about argan oil and the cool photos =) #AlphabetPhoto

  7. where theres a will theres a way I suppose.

  8. Oh my word that's amazing, what a sight that must have been! Hats of for that G, just brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing with #alphabetphoto

  9. Brilliant! I've never seen a goat in a tree before! A fab G!