Newbie from Maryland

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by sesa, May 14, 2009.

  1. sesa

    sesa New Member

    12
    May 14, 2009
    Maryland
    Howdy goat folks, I don't have any yet but my wife and I have settled on getting 2 LaManchas for milking and now that my son is home from college for the summer we can build the barn and put up the fencing. I'm sure that you all will tire of all the questions I'll be asking but please bear with me.
    Sid
     
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Welcome! :wave: We love to answer goatie questions! :wink:
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    well ....welcome Sid...... :wave: .... We welcome all .....your questions ....ask away............ :wink: :D
     
  4. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Welcome! And Runaround's soooo right! You ask all you want and you'll likely get even more than you bargained for! We love passing on info :greengrin:
     
  5. bheila

    bheila New Member

    644
    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    :wave: Welcome from Western Washington. Don't worry about all of the questions. Everyone is always nice to me when I ask the same questions that have been asked for the millionth time :greengrin:
     
  6. rkalgren

    rkalgren New Member

    274
    Sep 22, 2008
    Falls Creek, PA
    Welcome from PA.
     
  7. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    [​IMG] from Australia!
     
  8. Amy Goatress

    Amy Goatress New Member

    728
    Oct 1, 2008
    Welcome from Holmes County, Ohio!
     
  9. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    937
    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Us tire of goat questions? Never!!! I say! :dance: Welcome BTW
     
  10. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
  11. Coraxfeather

    Coraxfeather New Member

    936
    Oct 8, 2008
    Slippery ROckPA
    Sorry not allow to ask question :ROFL: Just Joken. Yes please ask questions. Lots of question we do mind. BTW Welcome from PA here and also welcome to your newest adiction. Word of warning the only thing we can not help you with is not getting more goats. We are all hopelessly adicted to goats.
     
  12. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

    667
    Jan 7, 2009
    Hello!! welcome :wave:
     
  13. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Welcome Sid, :wave: So glad you joined us.

    Oh the wonderful barn building. This is one of the fist summers I have NOT built on to my barn or put up a hay barn or something. HUMMM, I do not know what I going to do with myself. :ROFL: OH I will find something to do I am sure.
     
  14. sesa

    sesa New Member

    12
    May 14, 2009
    Maryland
    Hi again!!
    This is Lisa, Sid's wife!! I have a question for you all. I changed my mind and want to get 1 milking goat and a goat to shear. What is the best way to go with that - cashmere, angora, etc.. HELP!!

    lol Thanks all!!
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I am not real up on my fiber goats but I do know that cashmere you have to comb their cashmere out when they start to blow it while angora you do shear. I will let the fiber people give you more info on that though.

    if you dont get to many responses here do post a topic in the Fuzzy Fiber section with your questions :greengrin:
     
  16. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Hello Lisa,

    Stacey said it right. The Cashmere goats you do not have to sheer, and that is why I went with them. The Angora goats you have to sheer them twice a year, and unless you are good at sheer, it is best to hire someone, and for me that was another expense I did not want. Cashmere you just get like a dog under coat comb and comb them out. it is great bonding time.
     
  17. dobe627

    dobe627 Senior Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    southeast PA
    Welcome from Southern Pa( not far from the maryland line). Good luck with your goat quest- and good louck sticking to 2 :ROFL: Thats what I started with and now have 20.