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Thursday, April 29, 2010
My misift goats
The goats are a crop that I tried, but really don't plan on expanding. There is a market for goat meat, but it's limited, and they're hard for me to maintain. Tough on fences. My last two goats have decided that they're pigs, and they hang out with the pigs most of the time. Here the billy goat and his nanny are sleeping in the middle of the pig herd. It's not a bad spot -- they're pretty darned safe from coyotes there.
The market for lambs, which is what I'll be expanding in the next year, is much bigger than the market for goat. Goat meat is tasty; I've eaten a lot of it, just don't get much interest in it. But I get asked for lamb every week.