for people who love the littlest dairy goats
hello, and thank you for your service to our country!!!!! I am ex-army(11B desert shield/storm era ) sorry to hear about your health issues. hooaahh. good luck. what part of south carolina
Welcome to the group! You have such an awesome adventure ahead of you!
Welcome to our group!! I can't wait to hear about your new place, and see your herd when you get it!
Hi Aaron, from Nova Scotia! We too, not so long ago began our journey into the homesteading life, and now are avid vegetable/herb growers, beekeepers duck raisers and goat herders. It was lots of work for us too, which some days seems to be ongoing, but the outcome has been a truly wonderful experience! Keep seeing it and it will all fall into place. We wish you all the best and join in with the others who can't wait to see your goats when you get them and hear of your progress. You've already bought the land and have the vision-welcome to homesteading...and the most wonderful and rewarding world of goats!!!
Congratulations and hello from the Pacific Northwest. You are about to embark on the greatest adventure a person can have. The Nigerian Dwarf goats will be the frosting on the cake on this new life your family has ahead.
And - I thank you for your service as well. :) South Carolina? know the property is beautiful! best of luck with your new endeavor!
Update to my introduction -
So it has been almost three years since I posted the above introduction. Things have taken longer here on the homestead than we had thought and we have run into a few issues along the way. At this point we have about 60 chickens, a large garden, and two bee hives going, but no goats.
Last year we tried to get some ND does but the guy we had arranged to get the doelings from ended up only having bucks born. So we tried again this year with a different person. This time our goat lady had all bucks and one doe born to her. Things did not seem to be working out for us. Both of these ND herds were based here in South Carolina, but I wasn't willing to just give up. Back in 2015 my wife and I had stayed in Virginia at a bed and breakfast that also had ND goats called Cornerstone. So I contacted them to see if they had any doelings left. They did and I have reserved four of them (along with a buck and a wether as part of a "start up package") .
So after much waiting it looks like we will finally be getting our goats soon! Now I just have to finish the goat barn and fencing...sigh.
Congratulations!!! Post photos!