I really wanted goats last week. I read about their milk production, thought about inexpensive milk, cheese, butter… and went a bit crazy.
Thankfully, I have some level-headed readers who tactfully brought up some of the drawbacks to having goats.
1. Escaping. Ha! That’s just what I need, a dog and two goats roaming the neighborhood. I can just imagine me driving around, ” Excuse me, have you seen a yellow Lab and two goats wandering around here?” Nope. Just can’t do it.
2. Noise. Apparently if you only have one or two they might make lots of noise. No, not for me. I have enough noise, thank you.
3. Space. We have a pretty big backyard; but fitting my gardens, dogs, humans, and (hopefully chickens!) as well as goats would be a bit much.
Thank you to all of you who gently but firmly reined me in from turning my backyard into a mini farm. You gave me enough of the good characteristics of goats that I have not ruled them out forever, but I am not actively searching Craigslist for goat listings anymore. 🙂
I’ve been reading about chickens. This book has some pretty neat coops.
Also, reading about using a broody hen to raise mail-order or feed store chicks has been interesting. I’m eyeing my dog’s kennel with a repurposing eye now.
Anyway, I’ll show you how to strain your homemade yogurt soon, and also share a woodland themed baby shower cake I decorated. No goats will be in either of those posts! 🙂