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Goats and Argania

Farming is not easy in Morocco. The main productive animals are camels and goats. Only they manage to feed on practically barren stony soils. But goats bring not only valuable down, milk and meat …

Very often you can see an outlandish picture in Morocco – trees covered with goats. On the one hand, the goats, of course, are notable steeplejacks. Even domestic ones in our latitudes like to climb much higher, they can be found both on the roof and on the back of the kids you will jump. Apparently, the memory of ancestors – mountain goats – does not give rest.

Here are the Moroccan goats and graze in the trees, and the shepherds simply drive them from one to another. The only question gnaws at – how to lure wayward goats from the top ?! …

But this way of eating has an additional plus. Goats often climb the very thorny but nutritious argania fruit. Argania is also famous for the oil obtained from its fruits. In the stomach of a goat, only the pulp is digested, thus, with the droppings, fruits that are ready for processing are released. Berbers have collected them for centuries and pressed oil. Now, culinary specialists, pharmacists, and cosmetologists are interested in oil-rich tocopherols.

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