My parents bought their first house this year. It's located in Manchester, right smack in town. They plan on making the move by April 15th. They told me that I am more then welcomed to move with them, but I would rather not for a few different reasons. Unless I am able to find a small country house to rent (unlikely) then I will have to rent a apartment or a house located in town. Then the problem arises that I have been fearing ... what am I going to do with my two goats? I would hate to have to sell them or to give them away ... I have owned them for nearly four years now. They mean the world to me. I have considered the idea of boarding them somewhere but I would be unable to actually care for them myself each day. Nor would I be able to afford a large boarding fee. Just recently I considered asking Ruth, the women that I bought Kit and Trixie from, if she herself would be willing to board them. She absolutely adores goats and owns a rather large herd of Saanens. She had told me on several seperate occasions that if I were ever considering selling my goats that she would purchase the doe. She said that Trixie's dam had been her best milk producer, and that she would love to own a daughter to that dam. While I hope to not have to sell my goats I was wondering if Ruth would perhaps accept both Kit and Trixie as boarders if I allowed her to breed Trixie and keep both the kids and milk as payment, as well as a small monthly money payment besides to cover feed, etc. She would be able to provide all of the daily care, and I would be able to stop out once or twice a week to visit with them. The only thing that I am hesitating at is the fact that I sometimes got the feeling that her goats weren't all that well cared for ... they seemed a little dirty and skinny in my opinion ... Yet this seems like my only opinion if I wish to keep Trixie and Kit ... What do you guys think?