*Goats For Sale
Goats are the perfect
family animal. They are small, easily handled and
produce a quantity of quality materials from milk and cheese to meat
and mohair. Goats are a valuable animal to have around as they can
cover most if not all of your dairy and carnivorous needs. We make a
soft spreading cheese using the yellow berries of our local vegetable
rennet, white horse nettle. Flavoured with garden fresh herbs,
New Mexico's fine green chiles, or simply natural plain under olive
oil, our cheese is full of flavour and vitality. Our buttermilk is
quite tasty as well, we consume a lot of this cultered milk with meals.
It is very soothing to the stomach. A great desert dessert
taste is achieved by mixing honey with the natural cheese. Every spring
and fall (when it is cooler and the milk creamier) we make big batches
of yogurt. If we've been lucky in addition to plain they are
filled with harvested fruits and of course, honey!
Goats make good buddies for horses, and other livestock. We keep many
goats with chickens, guinea fowl, horse and turkeys in the pen.
This creates a more diverse environment which is better for everyone.
Goats are very social critters, needing another animal like them for
company, so always keep at least two goats rather than one.
Goats have long been utilized for both their vegetation clearing
ability (concentrated with fencing) and their land improving soil
churning and fertilization under more natural manangement. Goat
personalities are generally kind and sweet, making them great pets in
general. Though some can be difficult to keep penned like our
Superball. Every time she's tossed into her pen she instantly bounces
right back out. Caprines can be very capricious, and dogs ravenous so
be aware of your fence height. Another consideration, especially if
keeping your own full buck (with horns), is the strength of your walls.
Some animals can entertain themselves for hours on end with the
pleasant vibration recieved through the bashing of head against