Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Well, the day came and went for the lady to call and tell me when to come in because she "had not made the schedule yet." So I called, and she said something about more 4 hour shifts, but never called again. I didn't have time to wait around for her so I kept looking. Over the last few weeks I have had interviews almost every day. I did manage to get a very part time job at a coffee house, and I am waiting for my background check... then I can start work. There is a good chance I got a job at a fast food place to fill in the rest of the hours I need to work. I recently had an incredibly strong urge to throw that $30,000 piece of trash one would call a college degree onto the burn pile with half of the tree that fell in the yard from the winds we got from Ida. I don't have a fireplace so I can't use either for anything useful. LOL I promise I didn't actually do it. But I really wanted to.
David said we can get goats, and even chickens finally. But he anticipates waiting longer than I do. He wants gardens... so somehow on this 1.5 acres I have to figure out how to make room for 2 goats + babies, 3 dogs, 1 cat, chickens, flower gardens and a vegetable garden.
I proposed he put his hanging flower garden ( I have no idea how this works...he's the scientist.) in the front yard. We can put the vegetable garden off to the side, and it will still have good light. We would still have plenty of regular yard in the front even with his most elaborate plans. We can either convert the lean to or construct a hen house on the back of the garage. And the goats can have the back yard and the side yard as I originally planned. Of course not everything is going to happen at once, and its likely we will have to make adjustments.
I am going to the hospital on Tuesday for an exam...and well I don't like hospitals...so much so that I don't even want to go there to have babies. Thank God David is coming with me. Please keep me in your thoughts if you read this by then. Thanks!
Does anyone else have chickens or gardens in addition to your goats? How do you manage them all?

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Comment by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on November 18, 2009 at 9:40pm
A good fence is absolutely important if you want goats, chickens, and a garden to co-exist. We didn't have any tomatoes for the first two years we lived out here, the we realized it was because the chickens were eating them all! It all depends on what you grow, and who likes to eat what.
Comment by Dianea Fay on November 13, 2009 at 6:36pm
Guilty as charged. Have them all. Just keeps you busy and you don't thnk about TV or other things if you are doing what you like.
As for the job trust in the lord he will guide you to where you are suppose to be. Just Believe
Comment by Tammie DeHart on November 13, 2009 at 5:16pm
Hi Adrienne
Good Luck with the job . We don't have a garden yet but we do have chickens,ducks, quails and rabbits. But I'm a stay at home mom who takes cares of all these critters plus 36 goats It helps me stay busy at home when everyone is at work or school. Hope your visit to the doc is uneventfull
Comment by Elyse Nicholson on November 13, 2009 at 4:38pm
Sounds like a busy week!! Good luck on the job hunt! You are really making me think twice on my college career!

Yes, I have both chickens and goats, as well as a garden. The goats rarely get loose. But when they do, they like to go into the garden and eat weeds!! I welcome it! It may be that they don't try anything else is becuase more than 75% is taken over by pumkins/gaurds and the rest is in tomatoes and green beans - they are smart like me and don't go near either one!

The chickens don't get out near the garden. We once put a few in the pumkin patch to eat the bugs, but they preferred to hang out in the giant barn!! LOL So no problems here!!

Good luck!
WG4

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