Am I crazy? I love goats. I think they are the cutest critters ever. Ever since we moved up to our little ranch, I've periodically brought up the subject of goats. I never get very far. BUT, this year we had record rainfall. Followed by spring sunshine. ...and a lot of lush green grass. Brett has been going out of his mind mowing and weed whacking and mowing some more. As soon as he gets the property done, its time to start all over again. Soooo, I brought up goats again. I timed it perfectly - after a dinner and a nice bottle of wine, when Brett was exhausted from mowing and whacking weeds all day. He was splattered, he was sore, he probably had bugs in his teeth.
He liked the idea. Are you surprised?
Now I need advice from all of you who have goats. I'm not sure I want goats that climb as much as Danni's do at On The Way to Critter Farm. Although her post cracked me up and made me want goats even more. Personality plus! So, what varieties are good? I'm looking for easy, cute (aren't they all), not too huge, gentle... and any other attributes I don't know about.
How high does the fencing need to be to keep them in? I'm assuming they need a shed for shelter. And that I need to put fencing around the aspen tree if I want it to live and not become goat food. Books? Websites?
Leaving you with a picture from the road out of our community to the mountain highway. There is one slope that is covered with purple flowers. I took a couple pictures with my cell this morning on my to work.