Starting up a GAA Group...

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by janeen128, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. janeen128

    janeen128 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    Okay, that's it need to start a Goat Addict Anonymous Group... So finally downsized a bit and low and behold a free Lamancha goat comes to my attention, the lady doesn't have time or the funds to care for all her critters, she's currently in milk but has a case of mastitis. Hoping to clear that up so I can have a goat in milk when my others dry up since they are bred back..... If everything goes well I'll be picking her up on Friday. I'm guessing I wouldn't be the greatest leader in this group, since I think it was Goathiker that said I would need a few more beers to go sober... LOL.... The bad thing is that my mom is with me on this one... Uh oh... She has the bug too, we're in trouble
     
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  2. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Active Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    My name is Sully and I'm addicted to goats. I downsized last year and now have more goats than before I downsized. I was given 6 does that the owners were unable to keep because of CAE. Not sure what I am going to do with 20 gallons + of milk next year! I got 2 part time jobs to help with the hay in addition to my full time job and the farm. Love my girls!
     

  3. janeen128

    janeen128 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    Yay!! Got my first joiner.... Oh that's right I shouldn't be the leader....
     
  4. CritterCarnival

    CritterCarnival Yes Dear Goat Farm

    Sep 17, 2013
    Western Kentucky
    :welcome2: Janeen and Sully!!

    Hello, my name is Kat, and I'm addicted to goats...

    I had gotten down to 9 for the winter...going next Monday to pick up 4 more does...

    Hey, 13 is a nice round number, don't you think?!? :slapfloor:
     
  5. janeen128

    janeen128 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    and now we have 3 members..... I know there are others out there on this forum.... There's gotta be...LOL

    Welcome Sully and Kat
     
  6. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Im not addicted...my husband made me join...:lol:..we are downsizing due to hubbies layoff...but I have my eye on a pretty nigie doe...but Im trying to be strong...
     
  7. janeen128

    janeen128 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA

    Oh my, your husband made you join huh? LOL... Sorry to hear of his layoff..., stay strong you can do it...
     
  8. CritterCarnival

    CritterCarnival Yes Dear Goat Farm

    Sep 17, 2013
    Western Kentucky
    :hugs: The first step is "acceptance"...:ROFL:
     
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  9. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    :slapfloor::slapfloor:
     
  10. janeen128

    janeen128 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA
    Turns out the Lamancha doe isn't available anymore..., so my mom says to look for more... GAH! I have enough, I really do...LOL...
     
  11. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    I suggest you sign mom up for GAA group lol
     
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  12. CritterCarnival

    CritterCarnival Yes Dear Goat Farm

    Sep 17, 2013
    Western Kentucky
    Check out my new signature...I officially claim membership in GAA!! :cool:
     
  13. janeen128

    janeen128 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA

    LOL!!! I need to change mine now
     
  14. janeen128

    janeen128 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA

    LOL... She laughed when I told her, and denied she needed help...
     
  15. happybleats

    happybleats moderator

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Denial is not uncommon with one who has an issue :lol:
     
  16. fivemoremiles

    fivemoremiles Member

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    Jan 19, 2010
    western montana
    My wife made me sell some goats
    I sold 55 she thinks we now have 7 goats but I have 12 hidden in the back forty.
    I don't need GAA I am in total control my wife just doesn't like goa --got to go the wife is coming.
     
  17. janeen128

    janeen128 Active Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Edgewood, WA

    Eeks..... You got the bug bad...LOL
     
  18. NyGoatMom

    NyGoatMom Shady Acre Homestead

    I got rid of 4 wethers and bought a new doe....lol...I thought that was VERY reasonable!
     
  19. Cedar Point Kikos

    Cedar Point Kikos Active Member

    Oct 16, 2013
    Canada
    A 4 - 1 ratio is VERY reasonable, Stephanie! :lol:

    I got 3 new goats this year...WAS planning on just 1 ;) But, who can resist the change to get 2 registered doelings from a breeder you've been looking at for YEARS??? Not me. Definitely not me :D

    So I now have 7 does and a buck. I'm trying to sell 2 does, the one I don't REALLY want to sell, but I keep telling myself "need to sell the good to keep the better" doesn't always work though.

    Your mom says look for more? Then FLY AT 'ER :lol: Cause you can never have enough goats, there's always one more "oh, that would be a nice addition"
     
  20. NyGoatMom

    NyGoatMom Shady Acre Homestead

    I have 2 boys, 4 girls and two wethers that are getting processed thursday....the hard part will be not keeping a doeling from my nubians this year :lol: