Despite the fact that there are many different breeds of goats today, the basics of caring for goats is pretty much the same. There isn’t a big difference between raising a dairy goat or a meat goat.
— Read on backyardgoats.iamcountryside.com/ownership/the-basics-of-caring-for-goats/
Current pictures of Lilly and Daisy will be posted the first week of January 2018.
I moved onto my small acreage about 5 years ago. At the time I only had 2 cats, and that was it. Well after I found out that squirrels and mice loved living here too, I decided to get another cat. She had kittens and…. long story short, I now have 7 cats. So I thought I might as well get a couple chickens too. Now I have 7, plus 6 geese and 2 dogs.
So when I found that weeds love to grow on my property too, goats became an option. Half my acre has a slope which makes it really hard to mow. So…..goats might just work out. I had never had goats before, so I quickly bought a couple good books on goats and did some research online to learn as much as possible about them.
I waited a year to finally make the decision to get a couple goats. I chose Mini Nubians because they wouldn’t get too big and they were suppose to give some of the best goat milk available. I found someone online within driving distance that raises registered Mini Nubians. Unfortunately, her babies were already taken. I quickly learned that I need to put a deposit on a couple babies at least 6 months in advance because they sell so fast! So I had to wait another year to finally get Lilly and Daisy.
I never thought I could fall in love with goats, but I quickly learned otherwise. These two sweet girls have stole my heart. They are so playful and loving. I love watching them play together and they really love human contact and affection.