So, as many of you may know- we've been talking about goats for some time now. We have some space- but not a lot- to pasture them, and our main goal is to milk. After some research, we've found what we think may be a solution.
Introducing...The Nigerian Dwarf Goat
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All grown up they look more like this:
Photo courtesy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebigwranch12/522113247/in/photostream/
So, if our thinking is correct:
Step 1: fence in area
Step 2: build goat house
Step 3: get some goats (a doe and a wether to keep each other company)
Step 4: get said doe pregnant
Step 5: kid some baby goats
Step 6: wean baby goats and sell them
Step 7: Build a miking stand, milk Mama goat, and enjoy the fruits of our labors...
Step 8: Repeat from step 4
I think in between some of these steps there will be: catch goats that get out of the fence, figure out a handy watering system, make a secure food storage area, expand goat area because we'll end up keeping more goats around, and take lots of photos of our adventure along the way.