Hello everyone! My name is Bekki; I live in Iowa and I'm a new mother to three adorable goats (all miniature males). We (my SO and I) only keep them for companionship and lawnmowing at this time, but we do have aspirations to try our hand at breeding our beloved NDs one day. Our two NDs, Herc and Tanner, are 4 months old now; they came from a wonderful dairy farm where they were sold as a bonded pair and love people. Our miniature Boer goat, Cappuccino, is very sweet and has a great story of how he came to be with us. A meat goat farmer we found in Iowa had purchased an "open" Boer doe. It turns out, not so much... three months later she gave birth to the little 50 lb runt that we know and love. He didn't know what to do with him, but kept him for a year until Cap decided he wanted to use his small size and escape artist abilities to break into the does pen again and again and again. I'm not even sure if he could breed a regular Boer doe due to his size but he apparently was very motivated to try!! :laugh: The farmer got so sick of it he offered us little Cap for free if we would only drive up and get him away from his does ASAP! He is quite the escape artist if females are around, but we love him and that hasn't been an issue at goat-themed sausage fest that is now my backyard. :-D I told my dad this story and his addition was, "Well, if they didn't know the doe was pregnant, it seems like your goat's dad was quite an escape artist, too." I've *tried* to attach some pics of our little family, we will see if they work! Ultimately, I have a secret interest in starting a little homestead or a hobby farm in a few years, but I am grad school bound this fall so I am trying SO HARD not to get too carried away before I get more busy than I've ever been in my life. So it's mostly male goats, continuing to garden, and enjoying nature as much as possible for me at the moment. All in all, it's really great. Nice to meet you all!!