Who knew what I was getting into when I decided I “needed” a couple of goats to help with land clearing! Reached out to a friend who had goats on his land, and he suggested that I go to an auction and see what it’s like. We live in a rural area, so the closest auction was only 2 miles away! Sounds good right? Ha! Well, needless to say, I came home with two goats. They were both young, a male and a female. I had no idea what I was doing, and they came home in the back seat of the truck! I had no idea what breed they were or anything, I just saw goats and liked their colors so home they came!
Once home with us, Poppy and Corey (that’s their names), became my main focus of the day. I had to read everything I could get my hands on, and boy was it a lot! I knew nothing, such as worming, vaccinations, sick goats, pregnant goats, and the list goes on. I am now a little bit better educated but nowhere near where I need to be. Also, I found out there is such a thing as goat math? What a phenomenon that is! So, if you decide you need 2 goats, you have to have two because they have to be at least in pairs, (another thing I learned). So, then you start thinking, well what if something happens to one and then I will only have one. Must get another one or I will be in trouble. The one I get is bred because I had no idea what I was doing, and she gave birth to 4 babies! Now I have 7! That is goat math! Ha Ha!
The goat adventures are ongoing daily, and the little herd is now growing, it has been an exciting time in my life as I have felled in love with the littles. More to come!