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Get Your Goat

If that goat is not meant for our farm, then I don’t know what is — would you look at that face???  More importantly — that anteater tongue?  My goodness gracious laws-a-mercy !  I go weak at the knees from exposure.  Exposure?  To unbelievable cuteness.  Need a hearty dose of cute?

Would you look at those bright mischievous eyes, those soft furry lips, and those velvety ears?  **melts**  Speaking of velvet: I was in the car with the radio cranked up the other day and a Garth Brooks song (That Summer) came on and there’s this line:

“And then I watched her hands of leather
Turn to velvet in a touch”

Does this mean that she had furry hands?  I want to know.

And this one?  My wonderful husband looking like a Wranglers commercial for homesteaders.  Am I right?  **swoon**

Obviously this goat is wondering about that Garth Brooks and his furry-handed woman, too.  Would you look at that smile?

These goats belong to the neighbor of John, our friend with Irish Dexters, and I don’t have to tell you that goats are on the list of animals we want on our farm.  Josh will be fencing all winter in preparation for dairy goats this spring.  Yes, that’s right: dairy goats.  Vegans beware: I fully plan on making cheese, yogurt, and soap with their milk — then posting how-tos and results on the site.

Anyone care to answer my many questions (ranging from velvet hands to favorite pictures)?

That Summer

  • » Get Your Goat - […] If that goat is not meant for our farm, then I don’t know what is — would you look at that face??? More importantly — that anteater tongue Original post […]ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - Dear Lacy,
    You are driving me to nuts with these animals. I want my land so bad. I am crazy about animals and there would be no killing if I am around. Bless you for keeping the drive going and strong for the desire to save all that much more. lol………love alwaysReplyCancel

  • gingela5 - Ohh…they’re adorable. I love goats! Especially baby goats. I hope you get some!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - I’m liking those furry, goaty faces!! such personality. My hubby is not farmer material and it would take alot (an act of GOD!) to change that, so I just get my fix from other’s animals!! I don’t know that I’m cut out for lady farmer, either… we go alot .. but keep me on your farm..right now the kids I’m raisin’ aren’t goats, but my own. If your new goats are going to be dairy goats, what are the goats you have now called??ReplyCancel

  • Valarie Lea - Logan wont let me have goats! But my neighbors have them. I want those fainting goats. Not that I would run up and scare them or anything to make them fall down. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Dianne - Oh, Lacy! I’ve already picked out the names for two baby goats: Baxter & Beatrice! But you know who won’t let me have goats…or lambs…chickens…or a baby calf…he thinks I’d have a petting zoo if he’d let me, and you know what – he’s right! I hope you get them all!

    And you’re right – that’s one handsome husband you have there!


  • Rosa - Ooohhhh, they look sooooooooooooooo cute! That is one of my favorite animals! I’d also have loads of them if I had a farm…

    What kind of breed is? I’ve never seen such fluffy goats!

    Cheers and have a nice weekend,


  • Linda Sue - Being a goatkeeper myself – I’ll enjoy your process- Josh is doing the hardest part – fencing. The rule of goat fence is – if water can get through it – so can a goat. HA! not exactly but seems like it is close. Lovely goats in the pictures – are they hair or fiber goats?? I keep meat goats – no apologies to vegans – we don’t eat them (I’m not crazy about the taste) and surely don’t want to milk them but love having them around. The goat milk soap is fabulous – absolutely wonderful for sensitive skins. Fun fun fun – our goats are named all KINDS of things – my favorite is Norman – she is the mother of YoYo ’cause I like YoYo’sMa (cello lovers understand)ReplyCancel

  • Julie at Elisharose - Love that face!

    What kind of goats are they? So cute. I want goats so badly. I heard about a herd at a shelter being sold in Arkansas. They were Boer goats, but I’d be happy to milk them. Boers are such cute, sturdy goats.ReplyCancel

  • CrossView - We actually kidsit at times for a friend that raises goats. We don’t want any but we do enjoy bottle-feeding and playing with the babies!ReplyCancel

  • kerry - they are beautiful! i wish i lived in the country…ReplyCancel

  • Michele - I don’t even want to touch the velvet hands things, (touch, get it? I crack myself up. LOL)

    I could never go vegan. I have to have my cheese.ReplyCancel

  • Jeni Hill Ertmer - The only thing you’re gonna get out of me right now is a comment about how doggone cute those goats are! And that first photo -well, it is absolutely priceless -enough to make virtually anyone fall in love with that goat!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Okay it wasn’t the furry hands (although thanks for pointing that out-gross) that bothered me as much as the leather hands? Ewwww…. i know its a metaphor but I know your a hard worker and DO YOU have leather hands? I’m going to go with NO! YUK YUK YUK! (but I do like that song too)

  • Paulette - Goats are absolutely adorable. Have you checked out http://suzannemcminn.com/ ? Chickens in the Road. Those are the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

    Yep, I want them too. Still working on chickens.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - Those look like Angora goats.
    I want goats too & will be keeping a watch on your site about making soaps & things with their milk.
    I used to make yogurt out of goats milk.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - No answers from me, but I’ll be looking for more info from you. We’re also considering goats!ReplyCancel

  • Ang in TX - Lacy, I used to have over 75 goats. There was two things I learned-

    1. Goats are like potato chips you can’t have just one.
    2. If it doesn’t hold water, it won’t hold a goat.

    If you haven’t found a fencing source I highly recommend http://www.premier1supplies.com/

    Nubians are by far the best milking goats.ReplyCancel

  • Momisodes - Oh they are so cute! I love that face 🙂

    They look so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Kath - I love goats! As a child we had a nanny and she had two kids, Freddie and Flossie. My sister and I had to walk them thru the parade and what a fiasco that was!!!!!

    On our honeymoon we stopped to look at some kids for sale. Hubs would not take one home in the car from Washington to South Dakota. I’ve never understood why not. Do you??They were the cutest things ever.ReplyCancel

  • shelli - All I can see is the tongue. Tongues gross me out. Oh and the slit like eyeballs. When they are little, I think they are pretty adorable, but once they are big, well… that’s another story. I’ll buy the goat’s milk soap, it’s nice, not sure about the cheese, though I do eat feta, so I guess I can’t say I won’t try it. Good luck with them. My mom had a pet goat and she loved that goat enough to let her in the house. THe goat thought she was a dog I think. She was pretty cute. Personally, I couldn’t do it, but more power to you, I know you can. You are great with the animals.ReplyCancel

  • Paula - Ahhh! So sweet. Stacey and I raised goats when we were kids. We had Toggenburgs, Nubians, and Angora’s. If I remember right the Nubians had the best milk, but the Togg’s had more…I could have that backwards of course!
    Yep, you better call Wrangler and get your husband in those commercials!ReplyCancel

  • amyb - i don’t know much about goats. those are pretty cute. haley had a couple of lambs for a 4-H project. i was really amazed at how cool they were. i don’t know how you feel about pigs, but they are really amazing animals. i still miss ours (sold her at the fair), but we will be getting another one this spring. good luck with the goats!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer in OR - Love the goats, want some. Great photo of your husband w/ the goats, yep a Wrangler commercial written all over it. Nubians are great milk goats–best tasting in my humble opinion!ReplyCancel

  • Gina - I LOVE GOATS!!!!!!
    We always had them when I was a kid… one of my biggest heartaches of marrying a NON-farmin’ kind of guy… we live in the city and I CAN’T have a goat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’ll just smooch all over yours’.
    In fact… I think I am going to post a pic of me as a kid growing up, with a goat…. stay tuned!!! 😀ReplyCancel

  • Leah - I love goats. They’re so cute! Boyfriend told me yesterday that he wants a pet pig! I told him as long as it’s only acquired after we’ve moved to a farm and it has it’s own little stable to be in, because I’m NOT cleaning up after him AND a pig in the same house. Not to mention the 2 indoor dogs and 3 cats. LOL We’re crazy animal people… like “the crazy cat lady” – but “the crazy animal people” what with all these farming dreams we all have! :pReplyCancel

  • Maureen - OMG….they are adorable….and next on our list right after chickens! We look forward to following your adventures in cheese and yogurt making, especially the cheese part. I’ve been wanting to do that for awhile now and figure I’ll learn from YOUR mistakes 🙂

    Can you make butter from goat’s milk….or cream???ReplyCancel

  • Robin - Hey Miss Lacy! :mrgreen:

    Oh I can’t wait until you get your goats! 😀 They are just beautiful.

    I’m not sure I could ever go Vegan. Vegetarian is enough for me. So, I’ll enjoy your tales on all the things you do with your handy dandy goatmilk. I’m making goatmilk soap this next week, as a matter of fact. 🙂 The stuff smells so good, I’m tellin’ ya.

    Have a wonderful Monday! Hugs, RobinReplyCancel

  • Lynnie - Goats are great farm animals, and if you go with dairy goats I know you will LOVE getting to experiment with the milk! After next breeding season we want to experiment too, so we can trade notes! This year we milked one goat but had to use all the milk to feed a bottle-fed baby. Ibby and Mayla accidentally drank it several times out of the fridge and suffered no ill effects! They learned to say, “Is this Kate’s milk?” before drinking, and soon they could just tell by looking. Fun stuff, those goats! By the way, thanks so much for recommending that farm website!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Fishing Guy - Lacy: What a neat post and i could see why that goat appealed to you.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Hi Dear Lacy! Haven’t been anywhere in awhile…those hunters…arrggg..anyhow coming over to see how you are doing these days! Been too long since I got to check in on you and have missed my visits here!
    The I land on these goats! Yep they are cute! Just make sure Josh builds a good fence..they eat anything and everything you DON’T want thme to if they escape!
    Now, on to what your others posts are since I last got to visit!
    ~Hugs Lacy~
    Momma BarbReplyCancel

  • Ann - Those goats are adorable. They look so soft!ReplyCancel

  • Tipper - Love the goats!ReplyCancel

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  • Dawn - I had to laugh at Ang in TX things she’s learnt. My daughter C wants goats…and lambas…and alpacas…and horses… and… We need to get more land before accommodating her wants. I think she will end up living without. I look forward to your ‘how to’ posts.ReplyCancel

  • Heather in Oregon - We’re buying goats! I’m nuts!
    I can’t wait to make all those yummy things from goats milk next summer.


  • The Holly Tree - LACY!!!!! How ya doin’ beautiful? *grin* Long time, no see – we’ve both been up to our butts in alligators, eh? 😀

    I’m trying to catch up with everyone – I’ve been a verrrry busy girl lately! How goes the adoption process, my friend? Any word on that, yet? Are you all done with the veggie harvesting, now? I’ll bet your already onto making jars and jars of awesome homemade soup, right? 🙂 Winter is here, my friend, and there’s nothing like homemade soup to ward off the chill. 🙂

    Have a great day and a great week ahead, my friend. *hug*ReplyCancel

  • The Holly Tree - *sigh* I did it again, didn’t I… I forgot to come by and say hi… 🙁 Well, in my defense, I’ve been fighting a bad cold since about the middle of last week, and I haven’t felt much like visiting anyone, never mind trying to post – although I have managed at least two posts (both of which are just plain weird). I hope you and Josh had a nice Thanks-giving day, Lacy; I’ll just bet you had all the fixins, and I’ll bet you made it all yourself, didn’t you? 🙂

    Well, have a great day and a great week, sweetness. I’m about pooped out, I’m afraid; I have just enough energy left in me to update the community with this week’s JOTW winners, and then I think I’ll be out of it again… *hug*ReplyCancel

  • The Holly Tree - G’mornin’ lovely lady! *wave* Howzit goin’ with you? Are you out getting a jump-start on Christmas shopping? How was your Thanks-giving day? Any news on the adoption work, yet? I can’t wait for that joyous day when you and Josh finally find your child! 🙂

    Take care, my friend, and have a great day. I know I don’t get over here very often, but you’re always in my thoughts…


  • The Holly Tree - Hey gorgeous, just popping by (omg I think I just set a record for myself!) to say hi and to wish you a great day. I know you’re really busy, and you probably don’t have time to post here, but I hope that you’re enjoying whatever it is that you’re doing. 🙂

    Take care, my friend, and have a great day. I’ll talk to you again soon (I hope)… 🙂ReplyCancel

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