Have you ever awoken at the break of dawn, stepped out of bed, stretched your legs, and thought to yourself “I really wish I could hear some screaming right now”? Oh man, you should get goats.
Goats serve an uncountable number of uses on the farm. Really just two. They eat poison ivy, and they make a delicious osso buco [Editor: At BOTL Farm, we have no expectations that our goats will learn to cook].
A good goat can eat a good fraction of its body weight in poisonous plants each day, is resistant to disease, and grows very large horns. Like, at least 4 feet in length and curly. We wanted to get merino sheep [Editor: no, some of our wool-loving family members wanted us to], but since they are sheep and not goats, we decided on Kiko breed goats. Kikos are known for being large, delicious, good eaters, independent, worm-resistant, and very pretty. They are not quiet.
We kept the goats together for the first sixteen weeks, until the male goat began peeing on his face… which, as we all know, is an obvious sign of goat foreplay. Then it was time to separate the goats and pair the male with two ram lambs (we have sheep but we’ll tell you about that later) and the female goat with the rest of the sheep herd.
If you drive by BOTL Farm, roll down your windows to hear the distant screaming of our new goats at all hours of the day !
Last Updated on 2023-03-02