Dairy Goat Journal

13 February 2010 · 3 comments

I subscribe to several magazines about homesteading and self-sufficiency. While it’s true that Kris and I don’t live on a homestead, we both like the idea of doing stuff for ourselves. (One of us is better at it than the other, as you all know. I’ll admit: I’m more dreamer than doer.)

Because I subscribe to these magazines, we get on some interesting mailing lists. For example, we recently received a pitch for Dairy Goat Journal. I think it’s hilarious that there’s a magazine dedicated just to dairy goats!


Click this highlight to open the full ad in a new window.

This is especially amusing since Kris does think goats are delightful. She loves them. But I think she likes the idea of goats more than the goats themselves; I don’t know how she’d deal with actually having a herd of goats roaming around Rosings Park.

1 Dave February 13, 2010 at 16:35

For some reason when I first say this post I thought you said, “Daily Goat”, which brought to mind a whole series of Peanuts cartoons. It made much more sense when I realized you had written “Dairy”. I’ll go home and have a folded over bread and butter sandwich now.

2 atexasgirl February 16, 2010 at 06:24

A knitwear designer named Kristin Nicholas writes a blog called Getting Stitched on the Farm (http://getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com/) where she often writes about her family’s life raising sheep, including lots of pictures. The January 15th entry starts a series she called “Ask the Farmer” in which her husband (the Farmer) answers her reader’s questions about sheep farming. Fascinating stuff.

3 Chickybeth February 22, 2010 at 12:44

When I was a kid, we had several Nubian goats (the long, floppy-eared ones). They are a lot of work, but they are some of the funniest and loving creatures you will meet. Probably the best memory was feeding the babies with bottles when a mother was sick. They snort and foam the milk all over themselves! We had about an acre of land and a really old barn and managed to have about 9 goats and 20 or so chickens (over time, not all at once!) They were delightful, and if you have the time and energy, I recommend a goat or two for “real” country living.

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