Let me just say I really like goats. Maybe it is the trips I make frequently to the Wells Fargo Family Farm at the Zoo or my interest is heritage breed animals but I do really enjoy goats. And sheep as well but I have heard if you are new to the milking scene don’t start with sheep. So goats it is. It all started when we were clearing around our winter chicken coop and I thought “it would be really nice to have some help with this.” Then I remembered a friend who had successfully used goats to clear her woods of underbrush. I thought I’ll just check and see how much goats would be (I like them remember so any reason to get them seemed reasonable to me).
Then I found a wonderful little farm like 3 farms over from us that had fainting goats. Proeun had been particularly drawn to this breed and so it seemed so meant to be. We really hit it off with owner Connie and so have made arrangements to purchase Ginger, pictured above and
Ginger just had babies. Triplets for the 2nd year in a row–one girl and 2 boys.
So the little red boy, “Reddy” and little doeling “Faline” will be calling Crazy Boy Farm their new home in just a few short weeks. We are going to have 3 goats for clearing come summer and try our hand at milking. Then the next year we will have Ginger bred again. Though a fainting goat she has some dairy goat genetics in her, which I love, I love the look and usefulness of it. Then next year we will hopefully have another set of triplets and the following year we will see how Faline does.
Yes we are now happy goat owners. The kids can’t wait to bring them home.