|Who can resist the enthusiasm, the joie de vivre, of a goat?|
I have been considering adding goats to our little homestead for a while now but it just never seemed like the right time. All of a sudden it seems like the right time. We are not fully prepared but we are going to leap in anyway. That's how we tend to do things around here and it has always worked out well for us!
Can I blame Craigslist? Two ads caught my eye last week. The first was from a man offering up four free goat feeders (free is my siren call). What is a goat feeder? These are just a hay rack with tubs at the bottom and a metal roof over the whole thing to keep the feed dry. My mom showed up Friday afternoon for a visit and I promptly handed over the kids and dragged Mr. Chanclas out to look at goat feeders with me. We decided on one and then ran around trying to find a pickup truck to haul the damn thing, which was too tall to fit in my minivan. We couldn't get a truck that night so it looks like I'll be picking it up on Sunday with some help from a friend. It's probably TOTALLY overkill for the two little goats I'm planning on having but if I don't need it I can always sell it, right?
|Two of the little doelings available|
So, as my friend Wendy would say, "This is happening! This is really happening!"