Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day three hundred and twenty-nine of that project.
Goats can be a wonderful addition to a farm. Baby goats are one of the cutest and most entertaining species in the barnyard.
A few milk goats can provide enough milk for a family and it’s tasty. They are usually good-natured and easier to milk than a cow.
I had milk goats when my oldest son was little because he tolerated goat’s milk better than cow’s milk.
A wether goat (castrated male) can be a good pet. They can learn to pull a small cart and my father always had a wether goat with his stud horses. Something about that relationship makes the stud calmer and easier to manage.
They are forages, not grazers. They won’t mow your lawn but are much better at weed and brush control.
The biggest challenge to raising goats is that they are the most difficult 4 legged animals to contain in a fence. My nanny goat could clear a 5 ft fence from a standing start.
If I had to fence goats again I might try a fence with some juice.