Hi there! My name is Allison, and I am a new Goataholic. (hi, Allison). So anyhow! My friend Megan and I have decided to start this crazy adventure together, spurred mainly by me. I have lots of nieces and nephews, as well as my own kiddos, who are getting into 4-H (I am going to be leading the group...God help me >.<) and I have this obsession with self sustainability. So being that I only have about an acre, and we already have the huge veggie garden, chickens, ducks, and bees, what came next? Dairy! And what would fit on a teensy tinsy homestead? Teensy Tinsy goats. Dwarf Nigerians, specifically. I know they are the favorite flavor these days it seems, but they seem to be what the doctor ordered for us. Small enough for young kids to handle, milk well, and will fit well on my property. We had some interesting experiences so far with our goat endeavors, learning the ropes was much different from what I had read for over a year in my researching goats in general. At the moment we are the proud owners of four ND's. Two adults, and two kids. Dulzipmer is mine, who I adore. The other three are Chili Pepper, Margarita (her doeling), and Aspen and belong to my friend/partner Megan. They are fun and affectionate and definitely an exciting addition to our little farm here. Anyhow, just wanted to say hello, and stop lurking on these forums. Finally registered and put out the "hello" as it were. So, hello!!