Hi, I'm new here...dropping in for a quick introduction. My name is Angela. I was raised in and currently live in southern Michigan. I did 4-h with dairy goats when I was younger but sort of got out of it when I developed an interest in horses. I was forced to give up horses when my family sold our farm and have not had any barn animals since...until now. My husband and I having been living in our own home w/ 20 acres for about two years and I've been bugging him for more pets the entire time. I convinced him to live with newts and guinea pigs when we were still staying in an apartment so we already had those. Then we got two dogs (Petro--a Brittany--and Ruby--a Beagle) and adopted a cat ( Mew Mew). Next came our 4 hens and rooster. And finally, this summer, the goats--which I have wanted for a long time...I really missed having some around not to mention the milk. My husband was not sure if he would like them having heard some of the typical stereotypes: get into everything, hard to contain, aggressive, etc. But after having them for a couple months they've really grown on him. He's the one asking me to go for "goat walks". Anyway, when I finally had the opportunity to purchase goats, I decided on Lamanchas because they seemed so laid back and easy to handle--compared to the Alpines I had before--and I just like the way they look. I ended up buying two does from a breeder here in Michigan and named them Jezabelle and Delilah. Jezabelle is a ADGA registered American Lamancha and Delilah is a ADGA recorded grade (50% Lamancha). I plan on breeding them this fall--which is exciting and nerve wracking at the same time because it's been so long since I've done this. Thank God for the Goat Spot--I'm sure I'll be able to use the support provided here. Photos: Delilah and Jezabelle http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=14836915&albumID=2020427&imageID=41100980 Jezabelle http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=14836915&albumID=2020427&imageID=41101090 Deliliah http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=14836915&albumID=2020427&imageID=41101058 Petro http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=14836915&albumID=1986570&imageID=39997108 Ruby http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=14836915&albumID=1986570&imageID=39997088 Mew Mew http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=14836915&albumID=1986570&imageID=39997139 I'll hopefully be getting some better pics of the goats soon...these are from a couple days after we brought them home.