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Hi there, I'm Laurie and I'm a goataholic.

I have ND dairy goats that I am besotted with. I live on a tiny 15 acre farm with my older sister - all the fledglings have left the nest, so we're the two humans here. I have retired now cuz of hiding from the virus. Sis and I are both at risk, so we stay on the farm and enjoy our little haven that we have worked so hard on. We garden, have chickens, ducks and the goats. At one point we raised belted Galloway cattle, and they were great. But they just weren't quite the right scale for 15 acres.

During my younger years of adventure and travel I worked on commercial cow dairies and was a DHIA milk tester in rural NC. I think that is part of what I love about these little dairy goats. I love getting to see the udder of a first freshener. Did the breeding result in an improvement over the dam? How is their production? Their milk is delicious! They are such pleasant personalities too. They've helped us transform brushy over grown areas and heal commercially farmed land. ( I guess I don't need to gush all the reasons I love my goats to you guys.)

I have a lot to learn still. I like reading through the posts here, so much wisdom and collaboration in how advice is given. It's just refreshing to meet people who have taking care of their animals as a priority and have enough left over to be kind online.

Last, ADGA has given me PTSD. Anyone else? Please remind me that this too will pass.

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A hearty welcome from western NC! It's great to meet you!馃憢
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Welcome to The Goat Spot! 馃榾 I'm jealous of your 15 acres!
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Welcome to The Goat Spot! 馃榾 I'm jealous of your 15 acres!
Agreed! That's not a "tiny" farm at all!馃憤
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Welcome to TGS! I sure you鈥檒l find we are all goatholics here! We too have NDs and absolutely love them!
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Welcome!!
This is a wonderful goat learning place!
Your goats are beautiful! I love how the kids have their tags.
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Welcome!!
This is a wonderful goat learning place!
Your goats are beautiful! I love how the kids have their tags.
Thank you! About those tags 鈽 .....another great idea that didn't pan out. I got puppy whelping collars online and they were "too" breakaway for a baby goat. But for a brief moment it was great..dam's name, who they were sold to, or reserved.
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Welcome to the goat spot family from central Texas..we are happy to have you!!
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Welcome from central California! We are happy to have another goataholic to joint the crazy club lol
Your goats look so beautiful, healthy and well loved
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Hello from Tennessee! Your goats and your farm sound lovely. :)
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Well hey there from Texas! We鈥檙e so glad you鈥檙e here. I also raise nigies, aren鈥檛 they fun! I鈥檓 looking forward to seeing you around the site and sharing your experience with us 馃馃榿馃槈馃槉
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Welcome from East Texas!! So glad to have you! I raise Boers (the username definitely doesn鈥檛 give that away) and Spanish. I do have a Niggie cross also that I milk and she is spoiled rotten lol. She was a bottle baby and spent her first few weeks in the house getting treated like a human infant.
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Welcome to you & your beautiful goats!
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Welcome from NW Ohio!! Glad you decided to join this amazing community! I also raise Nigerian Dwarfs and I'm totally in love with their the breed! IMHO, you just can't beat their personalities, size, super creamy milk, and all the fun colors they come in! You're Nigies are beautiful! How many does and bucks do you currently have? Looking forward to learning more about you and your herd! 馃挄
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Welcome, from Northern California. :)
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Hi Laurie!! Welcome- from just a few miles away! I recognized your "chocolate chip cookies" ;-) in the picture. Thanks for sharing a little background.

I hope we can keep in touch IRL...maybe we can have a little goat guild gathering in our area. I know a couple of people, as you probably do too.

-Molly
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Hello from East Cental MN! Your goats are beautiful!
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I wish we could all reply, 鈥淗i, Laurie,鈥 in unison because we鈥檙e all goataholics here and this is pretty much our support group, though unlike other support groups, we don鈥檛 discourage the addiction.

Your goats are gorgeous! It鈥檚 great to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you and your herd.
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