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Should You Get a Goat?
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, March 4, 2013 | Jennie P. Grant

Posted on 03/05/2013 11:57:33 AM PST by nickcarraway

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1 posted on 03/05/2013 11:57:35 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpccpglnNf0


2 posted on 03/05/2013 12:02:51 PM PST by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway; GeronL
Nick, geronl has a thread started about a transgender highschool just two up from your goat thread.

We have to keep after the hispanics who try to raise chickens in their garage lest the moslems come up with the idea of raising goats as well.

Now, about volcanic goat cheese, finally found it. The EU drove the makers of volcanic goat cheese OUT of Europe and now they are in California!

3 posted on 03/05/2013 12:11:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: hiredhand

Ping.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 12:15:36 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: muawiyah

I couldn’t find it but there was a story that ties them together, about a college teaching students to be sensitive to beastiality.

argh


5 posted on 03/05/2013 12:17:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

A friend of mine in Sunday school raises goats to sell to the local muzzies who run the 7-11’s etc.


6 posted on 03/05/2013 12:17:27 PM PST by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: goat granny

Goat Ping!


7 posted on 03/05/2013 12:17:42 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: nickcarraway

In my teen years, my dad had trouble getting any one of his six children to mow the yard, even with a riding mower.

When we got home from school one day, my dad announced to us that he had given up on us and bought himself a 20’ rotary mower....it was a goat on a 10’ chain.

And it ate EVERYTHING within reach, except for the grass. It even ate the seat of the riding lawn mower.

Fond memories....and then there is my mom with her pet chicken Freddy the Footpecker, which she feeds cooked chicken.

I am not making this stuff up.


8 posted on 03/05/2013 12:17:51 PM PST by kevslisababy
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To: nickcarraway
You've got to be kidding.
9 posted on 03/05/2013 12:22:38 PM PST by Dysart
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To: GeronL

“college teaching students to be sensitive to beastiality.”

What does that even mean? You supposed to call them afterwards, or send them flowers or what?


10 posted on 03/05/2013 12:23:20 PM PST by saleman
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To: saleman

lol. trying to normalize it as a lifestyle I guess.


11 posted on 03/05/2013 12:25:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

We raised Saanens for 20+ years. Lots of work but loads of fresh milk for drinking, yogurt, kefir, butter, and many different kinds of hard and soft cheeses. We still have one 8 year old doe left, no longer breeding or milking. If you have little ones, especially more than a few,I highly recommend it.


12 posted on 03/05/2013 12:25:20 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: nickcarraway

This Administration and Cast of Idiots

“Got My Goat” years ago.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 12:26:25 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: nickcarraway
Had a pet goat once, many years ago when I was a kid and lived in the Philippines. It ate every thing in the yard, every bush, every shrub.

One day we found it dead. The only thing we could figure was that a cobra had bitten it. I mean, there was no plant life left, let alone any poisonous plants.

14 posted on 03/05/2013 12:33:51 PM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: nickcarraway
How do you talk to a little baby goat?
15 posted on 03/05/2013 12:36:03 PM PST by redhead ('If your enemy is quick to anger, irritate him.' -- Sun Tzu)
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To: muawiyah

In our town it has always been legal to have chickens, goats, sheep and rabbits in your backyard, there are limits to the numbers.


16 posted on 03/05/2013 12:42:29 PM PST by tiki
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To: chesley

We lived in Guam when I was 3, I always had this dim memory of having to crawl under a house and being afraid. Finally, as an adult I asked about that memory, evidently the goat got rat poison that they had all over the island and crawled under there to die and I was the only one little enough to crawl under there and drag it out.


17 posted on 03/05/2013 12:46:51 PM PST by tiki
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To: nickcarraway

Girl friends eat less.


18 posted on 03/05/2013 12:50:00 PM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: nickcarraway

An important tip about raising goats: If keeping them in a an unused bedroom try to make sure it has a door to the outside so the goats don’t have to use a window to enter and exit.

Having a window is extremely handy for tossing hay into the room and removing waste. It is suggested that the goats not be given access to the rest of the house as they can be very possessive and territorial toward the furniture but this is a personal decision.


19 posted on 03/05/2013 12:51:56 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Elsie

You must be asleep.


20 posted on 03/05/2013 12:52:23 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah Mood is Fine Art)
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To: nickcarraway
My herd.


21 posted on 03/05/2013 12:55:01 PM PST by South40
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To: tiki

Ah! When the world was young, and so were we :)


22 posted on 03/05/2013 1:35:25 PM PST by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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To: Rio; Elsie

Thanks for the ping, a cute story...Our first flock we bought was 18 Angora’s....you learn all you kneed to know in the first year, but books do help...I had never even seen an Angora when hubby decided thats what we would raise...an animal you didn’t have to slaughter...but you better know a professional shearer before you start with Angora’s. The only problem with dairy goats just as with dairy cows, they have to be milked daily...no days off for those raising dairy animals..... But goats are great animals to raise, easy for a female to take care of....GG


23 posted on 03/05/2013 1:37:10 PM PST by goat granny
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To: kevslisababy

There are things I learned from having goats - more constantly comes out the back end than goes in the front end and they stink. Never again.

There are some things I’ve learned from raising chickens - they enjoy bomb diving at your head and they stink. Never again.


24 posted on 03/05/2013 2:00:15 PM PST by bgill
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To: kevslisababy
And it ate EVERYTHING within reach, except for the grass. It even ate the seat of the riding lawn mower.

Shudda gotta sheep.

They are grazers: reach down to eat.

Goats are browsers: reach up to eat.

25 posted on 03/05/2013 2:43:31 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: nickcarraway
The idea took hold of me rather suddenly while I was...

Yeah; it'll do that.

All my wife wanted was a couple of ducks!

26 posted on 03/05/2013 2:45:22 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: nickcarraway
Do your homework: If you are serious about keeping goats, study up.

Yup; I learned AFTER they got home!

Quite a few, shall we say, 'interesting' things learned really quickly!

27 posted on 03/05/2013 2:46:51 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: nickcarraway
My herd:



28 posted on 03/05/2013 2:48:58 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: saleman

http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/2993817/posts?page=2

Yale Workshop on Sensitivity to Beastiality


29 posted on 03/05/2013 3:43:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway


YEAH ! Everybody needs a goat .
30 posted on 03/05/2013 3:48:33 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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Man, if I don’t jump on these puns right away, someone else beats me to it!


31 posted on 03/05/2013 3:55:36 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: GeronL
I'm sure there is at least one such school where someone's put on a program about that ~ probably at the beginning of school. Yale has done similar things.

I'm thinking a Google.com search for Yale Beastiality Wine Tasting will yield some fruits eh!~

32 posted on 03/05/2013 4:06:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: nickcarraway
Seriously, you should check with someone who keeps goats.
Goats require a de-wormer every month that also takes care of ticks and fleas and flies, and it's not cheap.
Check with a veterinarian before you buy a goat, for their health needs.
33 posted on 03/05/2013 4:58:57 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: tiki

Awwwww. You poor thing!


34 posted on 03/05/2013 5:02:48 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: GeronL

“Yale Workshop on Sensitivity to Beastiality”

Thanks, but I think I’ll pass..


35 posted on 03/05/2013 6:02:25 PM PST by saleman
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To: Yosemitest
Goats require a de-wormer every month that also takes care of ticks and fleas and flies, and it's not cheap.

Learn; and save your money...

http://www.goatsuppliesandservices.com/fecals

36 posted on 03/05/2013 6:21:30 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utah Binger

No; just a little bit of snow that needed some attention.


37 posted on 03/05/2013 6:22:57 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
Thanks for the link.
I'm not a caretaker of animal goats myself, but I love the cars.
38 posted on 03/05/2013 6:43:35 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Utah Binger

We got about 3-4” of heavy wet snow over night.

I got the first slushy stuff off around 7:30.

Back out around 10:30 to get another inch and get the snow off the fabric gazbebo roof before it caved in like the last one we had.

And now that the sky is lightening; I’m going out to get the rest of it.

COVER ME! I’m goin’ in!


39 posted on 03/06/2013 3:55:48 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Love this climate change thing. Weather here has been quite nice. Around 20 degrees but makes 60 mid day.


40 posted on 03/06/2013 4:15:30 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah Mood is Fine Art)
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To: Elsie
A prominent company donated two all in one Windows 7 27 inch screen computers to the foundation. Been transferring files and cleaning all of the tired stuff out. Cloud world looks great on this screen!


41 posted on 03/06/2013 4:27:14 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah Mood is Fine Art)
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To: Utah Binger

My prominent wife just donated a 70” Sharp to replace the black refrigerator that I used to smack with a 2*4 to get the convergance to come back into alignment.

Got to see IU lose to Ohio last night in HD wonderfulness!


42 posted on 03/06/2013 5:35:10 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
COVER ME! I’m goin’ in!

I dug a tunnel for your convenience.


43 posted on 03/06/2013 6:05:42 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah Mood is Fine Art)
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To: Elsie

44 posted on 03/06/2013 6:24:33 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah Mood is Fine Art)
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To: Elsie

45 posted on 03/06/2013 6:35:51 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah Mood is Fine Art)
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To: DuncanWaring

Yep... the oldest domesticated critter on the planet! :-)


46 posted on 03/07/2013 10:04:26 AM PST by hiredhand
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To: nickcarraway

Among the domesticated animals, goats are probably friendliest, despite the nursery story about the bridge and the troll etc. It’s also no exaggeration that they’ll eat pretty much anything, including poison ivy (”like it’s candy” is how a now-deceased older relative once told me), so the milk sometimes has some, uh, unpalatable ingredients. Thanks nickcarraway.


47 posted on 03/07/2013 5:01:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: nickcarraway; goat granny
Ping GG!


48 posted on 03/07/2013 5:07:14 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: South40

Hi South, herds are cows, horses, etc, but goats/sheep are flocks. Since I have reached my 3/4 centery mark, I might be wrong, but think not...:o)


49 posted on 03/07/2013 6:43:39 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Elsie

My goats ate a long row of pine tree’s in the pasture, didn’t think they’d touch pine needles....they loved them. You could alway tell which one was eating the Pine trees, they had black around their mouth from the sap....One season and all that was left was the trunk of the trees..I guess a few took a liking to the bark also......GG


50 posted on 03/07/2013 6:50:15 PM PST by goat granny
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